Owner Alicia Ryan has always lived and breathed beauty. "I think it all began back with the Barbie dolls," she laughs. She comes by it honestly: "Most of the females in my family are all cosmetologists." Her salon includes six styling areas, where a team of stylists specializes in Keratin Complex hair-smoothing treatments. Sheltered from the open salon, Alicia offers Dermalogica facials, body treatments, and subversive antifrizz pamphlets in a private treatment room.
Gloss & Glamour primps and primes faces and bodies into refreshing displays of mirth and health amid warmly lit treatment rooms. During the tailored, 85-minute skin facial treatment, a certified skincare technician will analyze your skin to determine the best customization strategy before performing a double cleanse, exfoliating the epidermis, extracting pernicious particles, and applying a mask and SPF protection. Wrapped into this package are a face, neck, and hand massage.
Long mirrors wrap around the red-and-black walls like a racing stripe, reflecting polished wood floors and glowing flat-screen TVs. Amid these relaxing accents, the shop's skilled barbers offer sleek scissor cuts to flatter the features. Straight-razor lather shaves pair with a relaxing hot-towel treatment or botanical tea-tree oil mask to refresh the complexion. The shop also features a complementary women's salon for coloring and formal styling needs.
A comfortable homestyle building provides ample room for the Definitions Salon specialists to perform relaxing hair, nail, and spa treatments. Comfortable leather sofas dot the waiting area, and subtle floral wall paintings accent private treatment areas with elegance. In addition to hair coloring, ear coning, makeup designing, and eyelash tinting, the salon provides conditioning treatments and stocks premium haircare products for strands with finicky appetites.
The salon and day spa at Moderne may not be far apart physically, but each one feels like a completely different place. The bustling salon is home to a trio of stylists who boast specialties in hair design, extensions, dimensional and corrective color, and Brazilian blowouts, which leave hair straighter, sleeker, and perfect for princes’ climbing attempts. This bustling salon floor slips away as guests enter the doors to the day spa, where they’re greeted by relaxing music. There, massage therapists perform deep-tissue and hot-stone massages, and a nail technician paints fingernails and toenails. The aestheticians can also custom-blend facials, peels, and back facials for clients.