Amy Grossman got her start designing clothing. But when she was battling cystic acne, she realized that solutions for beauty need to be more personal. She's kept that attitude at The Skin and Lash Lady, talking with patrons at length before each eyelash and skin treatment. She also keeps each customer's health in mind while applying the lashes, selecting a length that won't damage the existing lash. The shop's glue also takes only four hours to cure fully, meaning that lashes are ready for anything quickly. During the whole process, Amy draws on experience as a trainer for JB lashes and a member of the Lashology Council of America.
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 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.
Though the bright colors and mod furniture of South Beach Tanning’s numerous salons may tempt clients to kick back for hours, that’s not the staff’s goal. Instead, they strive to provide swift, hassle-free tans that get clients out the door quickly to enjoy the day. Each of the chain’s salons boasts a floor plan that is twice as large as the average tanning salon, which increases the likelihood that a bed will be free and therefore reduces annoying wait times. Guests can choose from five tiers of UV beds, whose successive levels beget increased bulb output and more amenities to imbue swifter, more comfortable tans. For a UV-free glow, customers can opt to hop in the salon’s automated VersaSpa booths, which guide jets of pigmented formula from head to toe in only 46 seconds to grant a look as summery as boat sails composed of stitched-together bikinis.