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.
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.
Helmed by a talented cast of nine hairstylists and one nail technician, Shear Excitement Salon cloaks clients in beauty from head to toe. Stylists sling products by Matrix, Chi, and Sexy Hair across strands as they lop off overgrown lengths and add depth and dimension with lustrous color treatments. Meanwhile, in the nail corner, nail tech Lee pampers hands and feet with indulgent manicures, pedicures, and fur-lined sandals, and embellishes digits with colorful OPI polish or no-chip Shellac gel. The styling staff also gussies up features with expert airbrush makeup applications and eyelash extensions, and strips away excess fuzz with waxing treatments for the face and body.
It’s difficult to tell which is brighter—the sunlight that pours onto the open floor of In Style Hair and Nails or the collective demeanor of the salon’s stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians. Regardless, the prospect of whittling away an afternoon here is a pleasant one. In Style’s broad palette of services includes spa manicures, hair-conditioning treatments, and facial waxing—not to mention such advanced treatments as the microcurrent facial. An example of the salon’s commitment to innovation, this facial uses tiny electrical pulses to tighten up skin and jump-start the 9-volt batteries that make facial expressions possible.