Every stylist who wields shears or makeup at Salon 134 West has been handpicked for the ability to employ multiple styling techniques and cross over from cutting to coloring to straightening without missing a beat. At many salons, stylists pass clients from one stylist to another in a sort of styling assembly line, all reinterpreting the hairstyle for themselves and moving away from the initial vision for the style. Rather than distorting hairstyles through such a process, Salon 134 West pairs clients with a single stylist for the entire session, allowing stylists to bring their original artistic vision to fruition while saving clients the trouble of having to explain their hair dreams ad nauseam.
Back in 1980, a group of sister and their parents cut the ribbon on their own salon, Shear Pleasure. Today, three of those original sisters co-own the salon, employing their family's next generation of stylists, along with a crack corps of non-related 'do crafters. Along with their coiffure cropping, the team also specializes in nails—offering shellac and gel manicures that don’t chip or wander off after a few days—and hair replacment, including micropoint extensions for thin hair.
True Salon's stylists breathe new life into old and out-of-date styles in myriad ways, from complete makeovers involving chic haircuts and vibrant new colors to finishing touches such as hair-smoothing treatments and makeup applications. Whatever path the client takes, they'll be showered in personal attention while their transformation takes place in mirrors in front of them as opposed to a secret lab hidden in the New Mexico desert.
Shawn Myers of Shawn’s Hair Creations aims to create beautiful hairstyles. The 12-year veteran stylist offers cuts, numerous hair masks, and keratin treatments. However, her specialties are color and hair extensions, including sew-in weaves and Malaysian hair extensions. The latter are crafted from 100% human hair and can be dyed, heat styled, and used for semaphore flag signaling, just like natural hair.
Eyelash extensions. Bridal makeup. Customized facials. Those are just a handful of the services the professionals of Ooh So Pretty Salon and Spa use to make the world a prettier place. Inside their beauty emporium (which is located inside the Phenix Salon Suites), stylists snip locks into modern styles or add complementary streaks of violet or pink. Like an erasable pen, chemical peels help reduce the appearance of fine lines and aestheticians remove unwanted fuzz with body waxing form face to feet.
Mz. Reeta of All Naturale' Beauty From The Inside Out creates elaborate hairstyles with cornrows, braids, and twists. In the process, she helps keep hair healthy with deep conditioning and steam hydration that help lock in moisture and shine. Mz. Reeta, who has more than 20 years of experience working with natural hair, specializes in loc starts and maintenance and can create coil twists, two-strand twists, shingling, and kinky twists.