Shuku was still a high schooler when she earned her hair styling licence. Over the following years Shuku accumulated more certifications and diplomas—including one from L’Oréal France—collecting skills in haircutting, hair colouring, permanent makeup, and airbrush makeup that she continually fortifies with continuing-education programs. Shuku’s creativity, artistry, and passion for colour and shape are evidenced not only by her career, but also by the walls of her salon and spa, which showcase her oil paintings and balsamic paintings.
Within the taupe-hued surroundings of Fraiche Salon, comfy black styling chairs stare into wood-rimmed mirrors, in which client's reflections transform during a variety of salon services. Along with haircuts and styles, highlights add streaks of vibrant colour to 'dos, and hair-straightening treatments leave manes stronger, shinier, and with the strength and elasticity to deflect oncoming boomerangs. Additionally, facials and waxing refresh visages and skin, and a kaleidoscope of packages such as Girls’ Night Out, Working Girl De-Stress, and Me, Me, Me, Me blend several treatments into a single session.
Ben Sharifian's passion for hairstyling led him across the world: North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Along the way, he's picked up tips and tricks to style all types and textures of men's and women's hair. He begins by consulting with clients, discussing their needs in order to design haircuts that will fit their personalities and lifestyles. Ben's skill set lies in not only crafting sleek cuts and natural-looking highlights, but also in dyeing hair wild, bright coluors and shaving intricate designs into men's hair.
The sleek, monochromatic interior of P&H Salon and Spa is accented by minimalist décor and fresh flowers, inviting clients to tuck in as experienced technicians beautify them with all-natural and science-based treatments. Stylists, divvied up by skill level, create new hair hues using Wella products and add immediate length and volume with Great Length extensions. To tone and hydrate complexions, the spa's medical aestheticians incorporate Yon Ka products into facials enhanced with an exfoliating herbal peel or the skin-firming effects of near infrared and photofacial treatments. Besides skincare services, the staff also provides Shellac manicures, laser hair removal for more than 15 areas, and lash extensions that leave eyes more defined than the “bodybuilder” entry in the dictionary.
As an arm of the Higher Living Brand—alongside a yoga studio, dental office, and dance center—Aphrodite Salon & Spa's staff embodies a multi-faceted, stress-free approach to looking good and living well. Inside the chic salon space, decorated with sleek, contemporary furnishings, stylists massage scalps and trim locks with products from MoroccanOil and Zotos Professional. In nearby private spa rooms, techs cleanse complexions with Dermalogica facials, tame tension with relaxation massages, and boost egos with Tic-tac-toe matches.
The stylists at Beauty Season can tend to strands of any texture with products by Moroccanoil, L’Oreal, and Kevin Murphy—but they are especially adept with curly hair. They can cut it into face-flattering shapes, paint it with natural-looking highlights, or transform it into a straight, frizz-free mane with a Coppola Keratin treatment, rather than by hanging weights on the end of each strand. To complement their hair treatments, they also brighten complexions with luxurious facials, polish nails during manicures and pedicures, and wax away unwanted stubble from eyebrows and bikini lines.