While what's considered beautiful can sometimes seem monolithic?a one-color, one-style type of beauty?the stylists at DeLou Couture Beauty Services recognize that beauty comes in all hair shades (even those usually found only in crayon boxes) and textures. They want their clients to feel good about themselves and to treat their tresses right, so they work with customers from all ethnic backgrounds to choose the haircut and haircare techniques that are right for them.
In addition to cuts, color, and services such as natural blowouts or relaxers, DeLou Couture's stylists also primp nails, wax unruly brows, and apply makeup so clients' lipstick can match?or artfully clash?with their new highlights. Most of these services can also be taken on the road, for at-home prettifying sessions and special occasions such as weddings and away soccer games.
Although the stylists at Headlines are whiz kids when it comes to traditional salon services and product lines by Goldwell, Wella, and Schwarzkopf, they do more than just manipulate existing hairdos—they also help clients regrow thinning strands with their signature laser hair-therapy sessions. The sessions use low-level-laser energy to noninvasively energize strands, which causes them to sprout like sunflowers in a tanning bed full of Miracle-Gro. After 6–12 months of weekly treatments, men and women can sport a fuller-looking head of hair.
A seven-circuit labyrinth sounds like the setting for a Greek myth, but at Branford River Resort and Spa, it is a concrete place patrons visit to practice meditation. Relaxation is not reserved for the labyrinth, though?it pervades the spa and resort as a whole, helping to earn the establishment one of 2012?s Patch Readers? Choice awards. Visitors can bask in the healing milieu of its infrared sauna, lounge in the onsite gazebo, or unwind during diverse spa treatments.
The spa?s treatments encompass a vast array of facials, which can combat acne or aging, soothe with warm stones, or draw on the healing power of crystals. Massages range from traditional Swedish effleurage to the Shiradora indian head massage, which incorporates kneading upon the back and herbal oil conditioners, just like a cat clinic held in a soap shop. Body wraps ensconce physiques in materials from Dead Sea mud to mylar foil, and a complementary suite of salon services beautifies visitors with custom haircuts, highlights, and nail services.
Signature Service: Coloring and styling
Brands Used: Goldwell, KMS California, Moroccanoil, Redken
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: We have the best prices with the most current skills.
Though Crystal began her career in salons, she eventually realized that she wanted to take a more personal approach to beautification, with higher stakes. Her talent for prepping brides-to-be pointed her toward a new business: a traveling team, consisting of herself and assistants, that beautifies brides for their wedding day. Her team moves across Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut to visit clients in their homes or wedding venues.
Crystal's services range from detailed hairstyling to traditional and airbrush makeup applications for small and large wedding parties alike. She and her assistants even perform touchups throughout the day, ensuring that the bride's features are always flattered. She also offers à la carte haircuts, color treatments, and makeup appointments.
The term "full-service" can vary greatly from salon to salon. But at Dolce LLC The Academy, students really do primp clients from head to toe. Student stylists perform precision cuts for men and women, as well as a host of coloring and straightening treatments.