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.
A short walk across Nail 2NE1's hardwood floors yields green and beige velvet manicure chairs, where skilled nail technicians trim and file claws into tip-top shape. Seven days a week, patrons can sip on complimentary beverages as piggies soak in the bubbling basin of a reclining pedicure chair. After toe armor reaches an eye-catching sheen through diligent buffing, clients can scan the extensive wall-mounted bottle library to select a polish to match an outfit, the season, or the color of a pie they're about to steal from a windowsill.
No matter the look you're going for, Mark William Salon & DaySpa's staff can help you achieve it. Here, the stylists cut long layers and asymmetrical bobs, finishing them off with all-over color or sun-kissed highlights. They also affix natural-looking extensions to existing hair to create length and volume without gluing the family cat to your head.
The experts don't stop with hair, either. They fill their spa menu with hydrating facials, hot-stone massages, colorful mani-pedis, and makeup applications for a special event or night out on the town.
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.
Flower murals and rose-colored walls draw guests into The Pink Nail & Spa like honeybees into a garden; cushy leather seats await them, as inviting as lush flowers. Guests plop comfortably into the chairs during manicures, pedicures, and waxing services. Creative Spa manicures and pedicures condition skin with elixirs infused with citrus oils, antioxidants, and vitamin E. Nail technicians also pamper the hands and feet with relaxing soaks and moisturizing treatments. During regular spa mani-pedis, the techs knead palms and soles and slough off expired skin with gentle exfoliation tools. Clients can also opt to pamper their whole bodies with more than a half-dozen types of massage therapy, including Swedish and deep-tissue treatments that melt pain, tension, and subcutaneous cheddar wheels.
The Nail Bed's seasoned nail technicians unearth naturally radiant paws with a lineup of professional products. Digit decoration commences with the 30-minute basic manicure by hand-filing nails and de-cluttering cuticles littered with microscopic fliers advertising your thumbs’ upcoming garage sale. Nourishing oils rain down on nail borders while mitts luxuriate in a massaging shower of finger flourishes. A choice of polish frosts pointers before south-of-the-ankle appendages embark upon the 60-minute spa pedicure. Toes transform into pristine piggies as techs trim nails, prune cuticles, and gently exfoliate feet. Regain artistic authority over heel canvases by directing files toward aesthetically offensive calluses and cumbersome prison shackles. The salon's keratin wizards knead hooves and gams before a finishing mask slakes parched arches and vibrant lacquers highlight down-under knuckles.