At the helm of her self-named salon, stylist Lori Anderson and her staff regularly attend training seminars throughout the year to learn trendy styles and techniques. They bring their skills back to Lori L's Salon, where a modern, yet cozy and friendly environment welcomes patrons seeking haircuts, highlights, nail care, and waxing. They work to personalize each service to best fit the client?s needs and envisioned results.
After moving to South Carolina to attend Sherman College of Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Katie Supik Resick returned to her native northern Pittsburgh and opened Optimal Health & Wellness Chiropractic Center. There, she and her staff help alleviate all types of pain, including those from injuries and conditions. Because no two patients are alike, treatment plans can include chiropractic adjustments, nutritional counseling, fitness routines, massage therapy, or a combination of each.
Dritan Azemi’s parents wanted him to become a doctor or an engineer. But he had his own ideas about how he could best help people. Feeling a calling in the world of aesthetics, Azemi dropped out of college and moved with his family from his native Albania to southern California. One day while out walking, he happened by a beauty school and stopped in to speak with the director about enrolling. Though Azemi had planned to heal people as a massage therapist, the more he worked on the school's styling floor, the more inspired he was by the happiness his clients felt after a great haircut. On his 20th birthday, Azemi celebrated by speeding down Interstate 15—an act that got him pulled over, right at the exit leading to the Ontario Mills mall. There, he discovered what was then Allen Edwards salon, where he quickly worked up to senior stylist and educator. When industry legend and ceramic-tools innovator Adam Shuman took over, Azemi learned many of his signature styling techniques and eventually became the company's junior art director.
Azemi's parents soon announced that they were moving to Pittsburgh, and he had to give up his glamorous fashion shows and photo shoots. He retained his sunny California mentality, however, and felt he could use this to enhance salon-goers' experience in the Pittsburgh area. The accomplished stylist opened Azemi Salons in 2008, naming the business not only after himself, but after a root word in several Eastern languages that means “power” and “moving forward.” To continue forward in its client-empowering mission, his team now offers spa treatments alongside hair services, performing skin-specific facials, relaxing mani-pedis, and massages to leave muscles as relaxed as the dress code at a Halloween parade.
The acclaimed eikön Hair Lounge was the brainchild of scalp-styling whiz Stephen Graham. Graham's idea was to assemble a group of top-notch stylists and empower them to explore their creative impulses and define their own sensibilities. It's easy to see why this eclectic approach appeals to Graham. The hairstylist harbors an artistic streak himself, and studied ceramic engineering in college. The melting-pot milieu at eikön has won an equally diverse set of clients. The salon was dubbed Best Hair Salon by Whirl magazine, and team hairstylist by the Pittsburgh Passion, a women's football squad fed up with Vidal Sassoon's insistence that they not wear helmets. :]]
Offering everything from Botox and Juv?derm to mani-pedis and spray tans, the staff at Pampered Peacock Spa and Boutique makes each client?s beauty and relaxation needs a top priority. Hair services include cuts, color, and keratin treatments. Spa packages combine services such as a soothing Swedish massage and mani-pedi or full-body exfoliation followed by a spray tan. For the young ones?girls between the ages of 3 and 12?the staff can prettify fingers or toes during fun spa parties, and also performs facials or creates envious peacock hairdos.
Though Terzetto Hair's name, which was created using an Italian word that means "a trio or group of three," carries many symbolic connotations, it also calls to mind the rule of three, which is often used in writing, design, and comedy to evoke a sense of completion or balance. That's precisely how the team of stylists hope clients feel as they leave the salon: thoroughly polished. This refined aesthetic also imbues the salon's decor, which features Corinthian-columned pedestals, rustic tiles, marble countertops, and cheery yellow walls.