Tonia Reed's first salon was modest. With only two stations and one other stylist, the beauty specialist found that her burgeoning skills and thriving client base were becoming too much for the space to handle. In 2004, she became enamored of a large Victorian-style home, and the site of In Vogue Salon & Spa was born. Decked in stately chandeliers and dark-wood bureaus, the salon surrounds its experienced hair, skin, and massage professionals with the same vintage inspiration that originally took hold of its owner. Clients take in a cup of flavored coffee or tea before basking in a massage or facial in a private treatment room or gazing into gilded mirrors as stylists sculpt locks and enrich them with vibrant colors. To polish the rest of clients' statures, technicians wax away unwanted hair and pull from a shelf of OPI products to groom and shape fingernails before they start biting themselves.
The staff at The Reflections Salon & More tend to clients with services slated to enhance exteriors from fingertips to tresses. From simple trims to advanced, artful styling sessions, the shears-wielding professionals exercise diligence and tailor each snip to suit the client’s personality. The resident licensed waxing technician also assists clients by smoothing out bikini areas in preparation for wintertime trips to indoor water parks.
Under the watchful eye of owner Jennifer, the stylists at Innovations Day Spa trim, texture, and tint hair with ease. Their teen services cater to guests aged 12 to 17 by providing acne remedies and cutting hair into the shape of prom tiaras. Makeup artist Carrieann coats skin in 100% mineral makeup, while massage therapists knead muscles with treatments such as hot-stone, paraffin-drench, and sinus-relief massages. After each appointment, visitors can stock up vegan, gluten-free, and sulfate-free certified organic products from Surface.
On the top floor of Innovations Salon & Day Spa’s tranquil facility, the technicians at Laser "Solutions" for Hair and Skin perform advanced beauty treatments with intense-pulsed-light—IPL—lasers. Using a handheld wand, technicians target follicles with broad-spectrum light to permanently reduce unwanted hair on men and women. The laser can also fade brown spots, tattoos of baked beans, and pigmented lesions during foto-facial treatments, banish spider veins, or fade away fine lines during E-Matrix treatments.
At Tanning Oasis, bodies bronze within three levels of Ergoline tanning beds or under the precise nozzle of an airbrush device. Using products from Designer Skin, Swedish Beauty, and Supre, Tanning Oasis’s sun-savvy techs can customize a skin-specific tan for their clientele or load shopping bags with tanning accessories. The salon accommodates frequent visitors with monthly and yearly packages, facilitating a healthy glow during the dead of winter and a summer spent living in caves.
Blissful Beauty Bar owner Amber Leigh Cole has worked her glamorizing magic on faces and bodies across the country, bringing the success of her original Salt Lake City eye bar––Blissfuleigh Iced––to sister locations in New York. Amber is a certified eyelash-extension specialist and a master aesthetician; her employees all boast similar certifications, and undergo an intensive three-month training before getting the go ahead to enhance exteriors with microdermabrasion, slimming body wraps, and airbrush tanning. House-specialty eyelash extensions are applied individually to the natural lashes, making lash lines look fuller and flirtier without dressing them up in mascara or low-cut cocktail dresses. The team can also dip lashes in a hard coating that adds drama and thickness for four–six weeks, applying it to natural lashes or as an extra enhancer to bottom extensions.