It's rare to find a hairstylist that makes house calls, and even rarer to find an entire beauty team willing to come to you. But that's exactly what the crew behind Beauty Entourage & Salon do best. The staff of cosmetologists, hairstylists, and makeup artists travel on-location to help customers get ready for weddings and other occasions, with a service menu that includes everything from hair and lash extensions to airbrush tanning. And for those who prefer the traditional salon experience, the team also has a permanent parking spot at Salon Alexander.
At Salon of RR’s, new coats of color deck out strands and hands alike with highlighting and mani-pedi services. Texturizing treatments and cuts grace hair with new silhouettes; for example, Brazilian Blowout treatments leave hair straight for several months. The treatment also makes styling hair more manageable by smoothing the hair cuticle and eliminating frizz, much like coating hair in floor varnish.
Despite its scrappy name, Jagged Edge Salon's interior is bright and polished, with sleek hardwood floors and electric-blue walls. From the bowl to the chair, stylists wash and style hair with top-shelf products from Matrix and Redken, thickening locks with moisturizing conditioners or illuminating them with all-over highlights. In private rooms that line one wall of the salon, clients can grab their favorite teddy bear and lie down in tanning booths of varying levels.
The stylists at Tres Chic Salon keep abreast of trendy hairstyling techniques, which they use to achieve the looks that their clients desire. Their services encompass more than just haircuts, color treatments, and highlights, though; they also provide nailcare and waxing. During every treatment, they pull high-quality products from the likes of Pureology, Chi, and Tammy Taylor Nails.
Wurstle endeavors to revolutionize the classic American hot dog by concocting a menu of completely customizable and mess-free gourmet sausages. Three types of baguette encase half a dozen sausage choices—each MSG- and filler-free —in standard, junior, or mini-sizes, which customers can each crown with an array of toppings such as homemade mustard, spicy ketchup, or Wurstle-kraut. The kitchen crew trades in their deep fryer for the oven, complementing their hand-held feasts with healthful baked accompaniments of french fries, Nutella puffs, and piping hot sodas.
Kids may be picky about eating vegetables but they can be even pickier about the hairstyle they wear. That’s why Sugar & Spice Kids Salon—voted Best Hair Salon 2010 by Nickelodeon’s Parents Connect—focuses solely on performing kid-approved haircuts, updos, mini mani-pedis, and temporary hair-coloring treatments. Bright colors and zebra prints wrap around the salon, where youngsters settle into any of the seven car- and motorcycle-covered barber chairs.
Stylists take before and after pictures of toddlers getting their first haircuts, and teach tweens healthy skincare habits during facials. They also oversee spa parties, many of which include a styling with a glitter-colored hair spray and a kid-friendly beauty product kids can take home. All of the Glop, Glam, and Little Green beauty products retailed in Sugar & Spice's adjoining boutique—packed with flashy hair accessories woven from last year’s crush list—are made from organic ingredients that are free of chemicals and parabens.