You can spy skilled stylists of 1662 Salon East through the salon's lofty front windows, expertly snipping up new styles and blow-drying locks into luxurious waves. Technicians perch at manicure stations, trimming cuticles and buffing nails. Clients recline on cushy chairs as skincare specialists administer waxing services and replenishing facials. Other guests await treatments in the seating area, sipping on gourmet Green Mountain coffee and nibbling on biscuits.
Handshakes become much trendier under the skills of EGO Lacquer & Beauty Suite?s technicians. They bedeck keratin sheets with honeycomb and cheetah prints and monochromatic hues from pink to blue to black. Technicians add an extra layer of creativity by gluing on crystals that sparkle like a disco ball, and plastic flowers that grow when you wash your hands.
Owner Glen Master wields almost 30 years of hairdressing experience in addition to his scissors, providing personalized hair services for men and women of all ages. Staff members apply their training as former bomb defusers to precisely snip wayward strands during each haircut and style to leave scalp carpets shaped and refined ($35+ for women, $25+ for men). Customers can opt for color services that include a semipermanent coloring ($30+), partial highlights ($65+), and a shine treatment that adds dazzling luster and blinds security cameras at upcoming bank heists ($25+). Salon Anokha's eclectic décor contrasts clean, wooden cabinets and small, classical columns with an assortment of Asian-inspired art. Waves of natural light flood the salon through its bay of large front windows, feeding plants and photosynthetic patrons alike.
You won't find a frantic salon atmosphere at Christie's Hair Studio. Rather, the atmosphere is calm and natural—Christie describes it as a "living room ambience". Facials fit into that scene in a meditative way as Christie makes use of homegrown herbs and chakra-healing crystals. Candles add to the calming facials by illuminating the treatment room with a soothing glow, much like the one that indicates the phosphorescent remote control has not been lost to the couch forever. The menu of services includes beauty shop standards as well, including haircuts, color applications, and mani-pedis. Christie also gets brides and models ready for their close-ups with photo-shoot makeup and hairstyling.