A Touch of Heaven Salon Massage & Day Spa stocks a large inventory of well-respected pampering products. Nail technicians employ OPI and Gelish polish, and hairstylists primp tresses with smart Solutions, Redken, Sexy Hair, and KMS products. An assemblage of massage therapists and aestheticians performs indulgent work at the spa too, allying to relax and beautify their clients. They execute 10 varieties of massage, from the gentle, simple Swedish to the choreographed complexity of the four-handed massage—performed by two therapists or one octopus also juggling four tennis balls. They combine treatments of the body's inner tissues with herbal or peppermint-scented wraps to rejuvenate the outer layer.
Outside of the private rooms lies the salon proper, where stylists carefully ply their craft on the hair and nails of their patrons. They imbue locks with new color, wax away unwanted hair, and even provide spray tans to maintain a summery glow throughout winter's tenure.
At Salon E, owner Eleni Kotretsos shapes new 'dos with Wella products and trendy techniques learned in frequent classes at the Wella studio in New York City. At her home salon, Eleni colors, trims, and conditions tresses while clients dip taste buds or frostbitten toes in mugs of coffee. Hardwood walls and ceilings surround guests waiting on a couch or zebra-print chair in the waiting room, which is ringed with shelves of MoroccanOil and milk_shake products. In the styling area, a chandelier augments the natural light streaming through two large windows, and an antique dress mannequin draws admiration from passersby and secretly performs janitorial duties after hours.
The stylists at FaceFrame Studio Hair and Make-Up Design are passionate about the beauty industry, as evidenced by their extra-long menu of salon services. They provide a full slate of hair treatments, including face-framing foil highlights, permanent waves, corrective color, and cuts tailored to curly-haired clients. They partner haircare services with makeup applications, airbrush tanning, and waxing, transforming their clients into masterpieces that rival Mona Lisa on the day she spent swimming in Monet's water lilies.
Walking past hairWerks' brick façade, guests encounter a spacious interior enlivened by bright white furnishings, glossy hardwood floors, and a bubbly team of salon professionals leveraging L’Anza haircare products. The beautifying haven tends to clients from fingertips to tresses, accenting traditional treatments with spa services such as facials, massages, and spray tanning sessions that eliminate the need to change the sun's bulb every two years. Despite the salon's black-and-white decor, it manages to catch the eye with pink and purple zebra-print chairs and a rainbow's worth of professional OPI polishes.
Susie grew up around the beauty industry in New York. Building on what she learned growing up, she eventually became a hairstylist and makeup artist and earned the opportunity to work with the Lehigh Valley Outlawz and Echo Live Magazine as a stylist on photo shoots. Susie and her staff specialize in hair-color services?they use Redken products?and professional makeup applications. The staff includes a massage therapist, who relieves tension with Swedish massage, reflexology, and craniosacral therapy. An aesthetician is also on hand for facials, using organic Hylunia products that are formulated without the use of harmful ingredients such as mineral oils, preservatives, and paraben.
It takes only a fraction of a second to snip away a lock of hair, but Perfect Images Styling Salon's team has been preparing for that fleeting moment for more than two decades. The stylists harness high-quality Wella and Rusk products to create styles that look right at home on men and women. When the occasion calls for a little something extra, they straighten locks with the Opti-Smooth system or enhance color with dimensional highlights. A team of professional aestheticians picks up right where hairstylists leave off, performing beauty services that include mani-pedis, facials, and waxing treatments.