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.
Heather DiPillo, one-third of Amiche Capelli Salon of Style's ownership team, transforms manes into chic configurations with haircuts, highlights, and coloring services. Brandishing scissors against rogue strands and kamikaze flyaways bent on sinking the entire 'do, DiPillo snips and styles manes before dousing tresses with a pop of partial highlights or an all-over color glaze. Amiche Capelli's stylists dole out their dome-transforming services in the salon's urban-inspired confines, where modern art contrasts with exposed bricks, and discarded locks vie for a second chance from the cutting room’s tiled floor.
The staff at the newly opened Vina Valencia Salon & Day Spa are professionals with scissors. Experienced stylists cut off split ends, create fame-framing layers, and saturate strands of hair with luxurious color with as much ease as they create paper snowflakes for clients who know the secret word of the day. They are surrounded by beauty icons such as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor that adorn fleur-de-lis-clad wallpaper, and warm modern lighting fixtures hang from the ceiling.
The two sisters that opened Untamed Salon imagined a design-conscious space where clients could fulfill their hair, skin, and beauty needs; their salon achieves just that. Zebra-printed curtains create an exotic backdrop behind extra-large mirrors, through which clients watch as the stylists clip their envisioned hairstyles. Their services also include all-over color, highlights, conditioning treatments, nails, massage, and waxing.
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 10,000-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 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.
At Fringe by Carrie, talented stylists work with clients to find new styles that reflect individual personalities, tastes, and lifestyles. After settling on a do, the hair experts employ Paul Mitchell products to color layers a classic beach blond or shear an edgy pixie cut and turn it fire-engine red. The salon’s waxing specialists evict fuzz from upper lips and backs or shape eyebrows into elegant arches. Rounding out Fringe by Carrie’s services, a massage therapist eases aches with deft fingers that untie muscular knots with the agility of Houdini untying his shoes.
Fringe by Carrie supports women fighting breast cancer and dealing with hair loss by inviting them to make appointments for free nonsurgical hair replacements or hair extensions.