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.
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.
Most Popular Service: Color and cut
Brands Used: Pureology, Alterna, Framesi, Liquid Keratin
Good for Kids: Yes
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
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