Salon 1219?s stylists wield their scissors and dyes in pursuit of each client?s own vision for their hair, from classic, conservative cuts to full-blown rock-star looks and anything in between. To give their styling and coloring services an edge, stylists each select their favorite products, such as Pravana, Neuma, Kevin Murphy, and Schwarzkopf. The salon?s vibe inspires current, creative looks, with a sunflower-yellow couch providing a dash of colorful relief against the consistently black-and-white interior. Local artwork punctuates the landscape, and clients can play ?Guess What Species This Periodical is About? when they open up People magazine.
The nurses, laser technicians, and aestheticians at Skintight Aesthetics don't just try to turn back the clock. Occasionally, they try to stop it in its tracks. Located inside Salon Surreal, the modern med-spa uses technological advancements to conceal the signs of aging and to prevent signs from appearing in the near future. The center's Exilis system uses radio frequencies to heat deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and creating a firm appearance without the hassles of surgery or finally using up that third genie wish. Injectable dermal fillers work beneath the surface to improve skin tone, and medical-grade skincare products help remove visible blemishes. To preserve clients' radiance between appointments, Skintight Aesthetics recommends supplements as well as hormone therapy, each of which can correct chemical imbalances and keep skin looking vibrant.
Salon Surreal’s stylists and aestheticians frequently attend continuing-education and product-knowledge classes to ensure they style clients with the latest hair and skincare trends. Tone tresses with a cut and style ($45 for women, $30 for men), or try on a new color ($60). Waxing services ($12+) remove unwanted hair without resorting to using a mousetrap to remove strands one at a time, a custom facial ($80) revitalizes your brain’s outer appearance, and microdermabrasion treatments ($75 for 30 minutes) lessen fine lines.
Amid sleek hardwood floors and ornately bordered mirrors, Alice Meda and her fellow clipsters at Clipology Salon outfit domes with precision haircuts designed to flatter face shapes and hide third ears in a buoyant cascade of neatly trimmed layers. Alice also specializes in express keratin treatments, which pack the lock-smoothing, frizz-busting benefits of a full treatment into a shorter salon visit. Brimming with the proteins and medium-rare barrettes central to the follicular diet, the keratin formula tames curly or unmanageable hair, leaving strands smooth and straight. Keratin treatments shorten blow-dry and style times, allowing clients free to spend their mornings milking the coffee cow before work.
At Centre Pointe Nails & Spa, techs go beyond basic foot pampering with pedicures that include a complimentary shoulder massage and hot neck pillow. Experts at curbing cuticle overgrowth creeping up on finger and toe tips, they can also safeguard each nail’s newly adopted shine with long-lasting gel polishes by OPI, Shellac, and LeChat, or a thick coat of Armor All. Fingertips looking for extra flair can also top natural nails with detailed, acrylic overlays decked out in designs that can include everything from cheetah spots to tiny tuxedos.
Skin Sultry has been helping clients flaunt healthy, beautiful skin for more than 15 years. Here, blueberries, oranges, and pumpkins stray from their standard jobs as healthy snacks and instead play a role in nourishing facial treatments. In blueberry bliss facials, for example, blueberries help brighten, exfoliate, and soften skin thanks to their potent antioxidants. Meanwhile, while some treatments rely on the nourishing power of vitamins and minerals, others rely on science for their skin-boosting prowess. Microcurrent facelifts use electricity to stimulate and tone facial muscles and re-set stopped internal clocks, while ultrasonic cavitation treatments help break down fat cells and flush out their contents for a slimmer, tighter physique. In addition to facial and body treatments, Skin Sultry can also enhance features with permanent makeup or highlight curves with non-toxic airbrush spray tans that impart a safe, long-lasting glow.