The coloring and styling products used by stylists at Escape Salon aim to be as good for the earth as they are for the hair and scalp. Using the Organic Salon Systems, which includes both organic hair color and a formaldehyde-free keratin system, the treatments forgo the use of ammonia and other harmful chemicals that can be damaging to clients' hair. The salon also offers airbrush tans, which bronze the skin without harmful rays, and feather hair extensions, which extend the client's hair or feathered wings.
The staff at D'Nicole Salon and Spa has cultivated a relaxing haven dedicated to hair, skin, and nailcare that earned the studio recognition as one of Courier Posts' Best Day Spas. Featuring products from Redken, Moroccanoil, and American Crew, stylists whip up fashionable hairdos and add brushstrokes of color, while aestheticians draw youthful glows from cheeks with cleansers and exfoliants. Tanning technicians use airbrush equipment to grace the body with a sun-kissed glow that won't lead to a nasty divorce with the moon, though any stressful misunderstandings can be easily swept away under the gliding strokes of a Swedish, deep-tissue, or hot-stone massage.
With more than 30,000 products that range from blow-dryers to bronzing creams, Image Cosmetics Inc's inventory is like the beauty closet most women wish they had. Beyond representing top brands such as Dermalogica, Rusk, and Elizabeth Arden, each product is purchased wholesale (directly from the manufacturer or an authorized dealer) and priced up to 70% off retail. Those who find themselves frequent shoppers of Image's vast inventory can opt to enroll in a rewards program, which gifts them a point for every dollar they spend.
At Salon LimeLight, stylists approach each mane with an artistic eye. After consulting with clients, they enlist Goldwell color products and knowledge of trending styles to sculpt hair into fresh looks or neoclassical busts. Though they're trained in multiple beautifying services, the staff specializes in smoothing tresses with Brazilian blowouts and revitalizing them with gleaming color. Nail services add hue to digits as well, and specialty OPI gel manicures keep finger shades unmarked for up to two weeks. The comprehensive services unfold in an intimate boutique setting where natural light illuminates light lime walls and potted bamboo.
You might think that standing up while you tan would cause an unnaturally darkened scalp, but this never happens at Hollywood Tans. That's because their arsenal of signature stand-up tanning booths create an always even, natural-looking glow in as little as eight minutes. With more than 140 locations nationwide, the chain’s salons—each a veritable bronze mine for pale bodies—can also bronze physiques Mystic Tan’s Instant Tan, a sunless formula that does not contain dangerous UV-rays or infectious California boy-band harmonies. The tone-savvy staff can also help customers choose the Instant Tan formula best suited to them, matching the bronzing serums to the each person's skin tone, type, and ideal look.
Rizzieri Aveda School, an Aveda-partnered beauty institute, guides its star students to pamper heads with an array of hair services. A cut and style for women ($18), men ($12), or kids ($10) turns head-shrubs into an artful garden, and a formal style ($30) gives noggins the confidence to finally march into the glamorous new grocery store. Snag a full head of highlights ($42+) or partial foil highlights ($32+) to replace fading summer sunshine, or invest in permanent waving to give locks squiggly volume ($30+).