It’s easy to feel pretty in a space as gorgeous as Ide Mania’s. This luxe salon compliments its beautifying patrons with an earth tone color scheme accented with shades of lime, lemon and wood, while giving off a big city vibe that’s backed up with views of high-rise offices through expansive windows. The fashionable but friendly staff is skilled with dramatic up-dos, highlights or lowlights, dimensional coloring and specialties like a tourmaline charged radiance facial. Regulars like the salon for the basics, such as trims, blowouts or underarm waxing, but also for the full treatments, including wedding make-up applications. Special occasion sessions at Ide Mania are made all the more unique thanks to its beautiful location, exemplary space and top-notch service.
As an Aveda salon, Salon Embellish amasses nourishing, plant-based Aveda products to fuel each of its beauty services. Natural and aromatic essential oils help therapists? fingers glide over sore muscles during massage sessions, which can incorporate gentle or intense pressure, depending on the client?s needs. Gentle Aveda dyes maintain hair health during color treatments, and stylists can also repair previous damage by snipping off split ends or applying a restorative hair mask. Skin soaks up nutrients during a range of facial and body treatments, including a back facial that can make it look like you don?t even have a face on your back.
The sun-filled downtown studio known as Repose Salon & Spa is home to a skilled team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists, all of whom enjoy a scenic view of the city from their second-floor perch. They invite clients to take in the same view during haircuts, highlighting treatments, and mani-pedis that soften skin and remove painful lobsters.
Nail technician Tia Bell combines the classic elements of manicures and pedicures with healing reflexology to rejuvenate and ease tension from hands and feet. Tia?s more than 15 years of experience have led to an impressive roster of services, including specialties in gel manicures and silk-wrap nail applications.
Done in tasteful cream and beige, Salon Estique at Uptown Plaza salon offers a signature, somewhat exclusive Bumble and bumble Aveda Invati Treatment, though even the most basic services include a thorough consultation, scalp treatment, light massage and product consultation. Spiral wraps and perm come either curly or straight, while color corrections can make anyone a natural beauty after the three to five hour service. There’s something for everyone, such as men’s grooming, children’s cuts and manicures, and even teen facials, all of which can be found at the salon’s bright, wood-lined space on Camelback Road. Extra touches here also impress, such as complimentary bang trims, neck trims and styling lessons between regular appointments.
The building is hard to miss: it sports a distinctive, angular wooden top that makes quite the impression in the historic Windsor Square district. And the space is equally eye-catching inside, where exposed brick walls display colorful local art. But the main event at Shampoo Ink Salon takes place in the styling chairs. Here, highly trained stylists draw on expertise gained at such institutes as Paul Mitchell and Redken salons to work their hair-shaping magic. They create fresh looks with cuts and coloring treatments, and add extra flair to nails and retractable talons with mani-pedis. But no matter what the service, the staff strives to make each customer experience as unique as the salon itself.