Total Nails and Hair Academy is a beauty school that offers salon and spa services to clients that are performed by soon-to-be-stylists. Here, licensed aestheticians and therapists carefully watch over students as they snip chic hairstyles, pamper hands and feet with spa mani-pedis, and provide healing massages. Come in for a relaxing facial, or have an electrolysis session for permanently fuzz-free skin.
Since opening its first center in 1999, Laser Skin & Wellness has expanded to two locations, both of which provide medical aesthetic treatments overseen by Medical Director, Gloria Hakkarainen, M.D. And to ensure each patient receives the best treatment for their concerns, a personalized consultation is performed before technicians craft a customized treatment plan, which can include medical weight loss programs, laser tattoo removal, dermal fillers, and permanent makeup treatments. Laser technicians gently remove unwanted hair with a Cutera CoolGlide laser, which keeps the skin comfortable with a built-in cooling device, or a Cutera ProWave 770 system that can banish strands on all skin types including invisible. During acne treatments, a Clear Light system releases blue-violet rays across the skin, killing bacteria deep in the pores. To further beautify complexions, Laser Skin & Wellness’ staff also employs Obagi, SkinMedica, EltaMD, and Jan Marini products.
Since 1974, Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers' dedicated instructors have edified spa and salon hopefuls in the tricks of the beauty-boosting trade. Under the watchful eye of a seasoned professional, each soon-to-be beautician performs a variety of services on visitors to earn the certification of a license massage therapist or the gilded epaulettes of an aesthetician. At both the Hollywood and Miami Beach locations, clients can help students achieve their goals by simply indulging in rejuvenating facials, stylish cuts and colors, and relaxing rubdowns.
All five members of Shampoo Salon’s styling team share a passion for hair and makeup, but it’s each member's unique skill set that sets the studio apart. Head stylist Lisa Mackay Naylor-Boulette has more than 30 years of cosmetology experience, during which time she's picked up two People's Pick Awards for Favorite Hairdresser from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Salon coordinator Russell Boulette Jr. sets the tone for the entire styling crew, artistic director Maria Cordella applies a decade's worth of experience specializing in on-camera makeup, bridal hairstyling, and flyaway wrangling, and Lilly Proulx boasts expertise in color design while bringing a creative approach to every look.
Part barbershop, part salon, Blades NYC Barbershop & Salon staffs a team of talented barbers and professional stylists. Barbers bustle about the bright space, snipping up both classic and contemporary styles. They treat clients to old-fashioned razor shaves, complete with hot-towel treatments and soothing electronic-chair massages. Meanwhile, stylists transform ladies' looks with elegant cuts, highlights, and organic haircare products. As the staffers work, guests sip complimentary glasses of wine, watch TV on the studio's flat-screens or take advantage of free wifi. And as parents receive haircuts, their kids keep busy with toys in the playroom.
Because it's virtually impossible to style hair underwater, Style Bar has done the next best thing by setting up shop a short comb toss from the Atlantic Ocean. As the salty echoes of waves waft through the spa windows, skilled stylists transform hair with voluminous layers and bold color highlights. Guests may also request a relaxing facial or mani-pedi, or retreat to a private room for soothing hot-stone therapy from the salon's licensed massage therapist.