A trip to Elite Hair & Skin is potentially a multilingual experience: technicians can comprehend the phrases ''I want to look dashing'' and ''Please release the bees from my hair'' in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, and Russian. Staffers trim the locks of men, women, and children, but they also remove hair in other ways—waxing uproots bristles from such areas as women’s bikini regions and men’s full backs, and threading creates precise eyebrow shapes simply by rolling cotton threads across the brow.
In more than a decade as a hairstylist, Jillian Galli has undergone countless trainings in nearly every aspect of hair. Those have yielded certifications from Brazilian Blowout, Wella and Redken hair color, Aveda, and TressAllure hair extensions. She puts those certifications to good use when snipping strands into classic and edgy cuts, highlighting locks in vibrant hues, and smoothing manes with Brazilian Blowouts.
Eponymous spa owner Lucia believes that a person’s beauty is a reflection of his or her own health and inner happiness, and that happiness should shine as brightly as possible. To help clients up their wattage, Lucia supports a healthy glow with a repertoire of technologically enhanced beauty treatments that echo Eastern and Western philosophies—traditional natural remedies coexisting with modern beauty solutions.
Lucia's favorite service is the microphototherapy treatment, during which gentle pulses of light dissipate traces of age and acne while purging pores with a blast of light bright enough to help follicles catch up on their reading. Dedicated to helping her clients find the best skin solution for them, Lucia also helps reap clearer skin with a natural herbal peel, which she massages into the skin with detoxifying kneading actions.
When April Antz first opened Bevel Salon, she wanted to foster a diverse atmosphere while focusing on sustainable practices. In pursuit of this goal, she hired a team of extensively trained, culturally sensitive stylists and compiled a collection of organic and plant-based styling products. Made by Davines, these shampoos, conditioners, and balancing treatments boast ingredient labels brimming with natural botanicals and free of synthetic chemicals, allergens, and blond jokes. The salon also wields the Davines Mask Color System, which employs a milk-protein base to soothe scalps and bolster hair-shaft health when clients return home. Because Bevel Salon's stylists flaunt unique hair types of their own, they're especially suited to sculpt and nourish locks of many shapes, textures, and hues, especially in services such as weaves and relaxers.
It looks so simple: a length of twisted cotton glides across the face, grazing the upper lip, eyebrows, and hairline. This is threading, an ancient hair-removal art with roots in India and the Middle East. Masters of this art, M&M Thread Salon’s staff members quickly ensnare bristles in their threads, creating lines as sharp and clean as the battle ax that chops soap into bar form. The treatment is particularly beneficial for people with sensitive skin, as it uproots hair without chemicals or harmful products. The salon also performs waxing and facials.
The stylists at U.C. Hair Salon and Waxing have several techniques to help their clients' new styles last as long as possible. They use ionic blow dryers, which are designed to eliminate frizz and boost shine better than their nonionic counterparts. They also rely on ceramic curling irons to emit just the right amount of heat, which results in less damage to hair.
During each of their signature haircut, perming, and highlighting services, they employ professional products from lines such as Bed Head, Joico, and Modern Organic Products. Once styles are finished, the team gives clients tips and tricks on how to re-create the salon look at home.