Surrounded by exposed brick and clean gray tiles, stylists and estheticians work to pamper guests in the open floor plan of Crimson Renee Salon & Nails. Shampoos, haircuts, and styles work together to create new eye-catching dos, aided by partial or full highlights. Meanwhile, manicures and pedicures tend to nails, as massages soothe muscles.
Beauty Bar From the exterior, the early 20th-century farmhouse overflows with colonial charm, its stately white siding climbing three stories, complemented on one side by a tall brick chimney. Inside, Beauty Bar’s lofty 7,000-square-foot salon snaps visitors back into the present with track lighting, immaculate lines, and pine-hued wood floors. Crystal chandeliers hang in the nail room where technicians perform cocktail-inspired mani-pedis with titles such as Limoncello and Pink Martini, and photos of Audrey Hepburn whisper uninvited pointers about buffing and missed polish spots. The custard-hued walls of the lofted third-floor space surround 12 cream-colored styling chairs, where specialists transform coifs with the aid of Bumble and bumble, Pureology, and Beauty Bar's signature concoctions. Private spa spaces provide a serene setting for waxing, massages, and playfully named facials such as the Crybaby and Oh Behave, along with all-over pampering services including body scrubs and aromatherapy steam showers.
Education is key at Metro Salon, where the team of experienced hair stylists attends continuous courses to stay abreast in the latest trends such as Brazilian Keratin smoothing treatments and Great Lengths hair extensions. Cutting-edge cuts are reinforced with products by TIGI and American Crew, and clients are encouraged to bring their own blow dryer into the salon so that the stylists can use it to teach them how to replicate their style or defrost a ham in record time. They also put their acute knowledge of current styles to help teens learn to groom themselves with confidence, and create formal updos for weddings and other special occasions.
Owner Patrice White has spent more than 30 years clarifying complexions of all skin types and beautifying visages using the latest cosmetology techniques. She'll tailor her facial to accommodate your skin's various idiosyncrasies with anti-aging, acne-zapping, and exfoliating elements until your skin shimmers like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it. Patrice can also wax, tweeze, and trim eyebrows into an elegant arch, or give makeup apprentices an hour's worth of tips on colors, tools, and application techniques—significantly reducing the risk of being mistaken for an undead clown.
Prices vary at Attitudes based on your selected stylist's level of experience, and today's Groupon entrusts your noggin to a level-one whisker wizard. Your complete cranial remix commences with a friendly consultation, during which the stylist collects clues to your fashion sense, personality, and lifestyle in order to design a look that keeps your dome stylish from its morning joe in the solarium to its late-night soiree in the ballroom with the lead pipe. After emerging from a cloud of clipped keratin, the shimmer of a synthetic sun will bestow its delicate glow upon your locks through natural-looking partial highlights. These sun-kissable treatments add rich, summery dimension to dull strands, while empowering locks with the ability to illuminate the floor of your car when you drop your keys at night. A detailed styling will fine-tune your finished 'do.