Soho Studios is a certified Goldwell salon with a staff that includes stylists with training from such renowned sources as Vidal Sassoon and Paul Mitchell. But while these qualifications are impressive, the team understands that, when it comes to hairstyling, there's always more to learn. That's why the stylists choose to continue their education by attending workshops, learning new techniques, studying emerging trends, and using their skills to create especially stylish teddy bears.?
Education and experience prove equally valuable as the staff helps clients decide upon anything from a familiar style to a modern, flattering new look. Working closely with customers throughout the entire process, the stylists can trim stray locks, calm frizz with keratin straightening treatments, add Hotheads hair extensions, or even use European coloring products to add depth and dimension to new 'dos.
At an early age, Kathy Bocklage realized that her sense of empathy left her destined for a career easing the pain of others. She didn't know exactly how she would go about it, though, until she learned about massage therapy from an acquaintance. With his encouragement, she enrolled in massage school. At Therapeutic Touch by Kathy, she puts her sympathetic touch and newfound massage skills to use dispelling tension and pain from backs. Among her specialties are hot-stone therapy, which encourages mental and physical relaxation, and myofascial massage, which releases stress caused by misalignment or jobs hunching over next to celebrities to make them appear taller.
The licensed massage therapists at Alleviations Massage & Bodywork Spa relieve stress using a variety of modalities targeted to visitors? specific needs. You can opt for a massage geared toward relaxation, or go for a sports massage to enhance your performance on the field, court, or Quidditch pitch, whereas deep-tissue massages target chronic pain.
At Belisa Salon, owner and certified Redken haircolorist Isabel Feiteira calls upon skills honed at New York City's Redken Exchange and L.A.'s Sebastian Institute to bring clients the most advanced hair services available. Leading a talented team of stylists—including 25-year industry veteran and hair-texture specialist Glennette Goings—Feiteira's dexterous hands wield shears, razors, and texturizing scissors as she creates cutting-edge looks for men, women, and kids. But its her hair-coloring expertise that really sets the salon apart. Consultations include a hair and scalp analysis—also a Feiteira specialty—as stylists pinpoint a color treatment that won't clash with the client's lifestyle or argyle-loving shopping buddy. Redken Color Fusion treatments create dimensional color courtesy of permanent colorcremes infused with polymers and proteins that condition parched strands, while color-gloss treatments from Shades EQ help rebalance brassy tones and enhance the depth of dyed or natural shades.
Beyond hairstyling, Belisa Salon also offers nail treatments ranging from basic manicures to gel-polish overlays, and waxing services that start at the brows and move steadily southward.
Sweet & Sassy's orange-and-purple beauty parlors create a safe space for tweens to indulge in imaginative play and pampering. Young visitors try on identities through themes such as Pop Star and Enchanted Princess, which rule birthday parties and mini spa services for skin, hair, and nails. Sparkles and the color pink appear with expected frequency, covering a fleet of rental limos and studding ingredients at Creation Stations, where guests concoct bath and body products or strawberry-scented doppelgangers. In addition to supplying keepsake trinkets with most services, the parlors stock their gift shops with bright fuchsia and lime-green versions of classic spa accessories, including plush robes and slippers. Sweet & Sassy also hosts workshops created specifically for Girl Scouts, Adventure Princesses, and sports teams that teach manners as well as business skills.
Liliana Gorski uses her steady hand to permanently ink faces with eye-catching beauty marks, lip color, and brows. She also infuses natural pigments into the top layers of the skin to camouflage scars, bald spots, and bulls-eyes. Because Liliana is a registered nurse, she knows how important it is for clients to have all the facts before agreeing to a procedure. That's why she offers a free consultation to answer any and all questions such as, "How much discomfort will I feel?" and "What kind of permanent makeup will best accentuate my horn?"