Using mainly natural, hand-blended products, the aestheticians of Believe Day Spa give faces a rosy glow, make hands and feet softer with mani-pedis, and remove unwanted hair via sugaring—an ancient art that uses a sticky paste to whisk away strands without adhering to skin. Customizable facials use organic, cruelty-free Éminence products, inspired by Hungarian-spa culture, fresh produce, and the traditional gazpacho baths of Europe.
Most Popular Service: Haircut
Brands Used: Redken, J Beverly Hills, Moroccan Oil
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Bring pictures of what you would like your hair to look like.
The Mancave encourages men to be men—but that doesn't mean they have to skimp on pampering. On the contrary, the barbershop and cigar lounge offers luxurious hot-lather and steam-towel shaves, haircuts complete with shoulder massage, and classic shoeshines. While in the chair, clients can puff on cigars by brands such as Arturo Fuente and Rocky Patel. Customers can also book a professional cigar roller for offsite events such as weddings and business dinners.
Michael Ethyn knows what it feels like to work with the best. A graduate of Redken's Salon Professional Academy, Michael has sharpened his shears with continuing education in Las Vegas, New York, and Orlando. Now working out of Studio 14 salon, he and his friendly staff outfit customers with stylish cuts or custom colors. While waiting on foil highlights to set, guests are also free to watch TV, surf the free WiFi, or play checkers with clumps of hair on the black-and-white checkered floors.
Working alongside the other veteran stylists and aestheticians at Plush Style Lounge, Kalyn York specializes in crafting chic coiffures and imbuing locks with revitalizing color. Equally adept with men's and women's styles, York molds 'dos to best complement each unique face shape and its owner's lifestyle. Highlights and full-color services then go a step beyond, imbuing hair with a subtle tint or the kind of loud look keeps cows from licking trying to lick it at night.
At Salon Madison, the spotlight is on clients, literally and figuratively. Within the yellow-hued space, lights shine onto black salon chairs, where stylists use their skills to adapt the latest runway looks to clients' personal styles. The hairstylists are aided by products from Redken and Alfaparf as they condition, color, and curl manes. In addition to personalized strand services, the salon tailors facial waxing, brow tints, and special-occasion makeup to each client.