Returning back east after working under Robert Cromeans?the global artistic director of Paul Mitchell?in his California salon and traveling hair shows, Sergio Pampena succeeded his father as the owner and driving force behind Sergio?s Style. Sergio works closely with the stylists who call his Paul Mitchell Focus Salon home, including three who spend their spare time as national educators for Paul Mitchell. His stylists begin cuts and colorings by ushering clients to the wash house, an alcove situated behind a towering wall of falling water where muscles relish a head and neck massage as soft music trills from speakers and well-hidden carousels. While stylists work, clients can watch their hair color getting mixed at the floor?s color bar or affix eyes on a wall-mounted flat-screen television. Though Sergio?s stylists are chiefly concerned with haircare, a menu of waxing, spray-tanning, and makeup services are available to complement fresh cuts.
At Rejuvenate Medical Spa, Karen A. Roperti, MD and Paul DiMaio, PA-C harness their combined years of experience in the health field to invigorate clients' skin with the latest anti-aging procedures and spa services. Wielding high-tech lasers, the clinical staff zaps unwanted hairs, veins, sun spots, or miniature planets orbiting the head, and handpicked products from Latisse and SkinCeuticals further smoothen skinscapes. Consultations before any appointment are free of charge, instilling peace of mind in guests readying for their first facial procedure or permanent-makeup session.
Cheri Herold, owner of Fountain of Youth Aveda Salon Spa, wields a lifetime of beauty-industry experience to motivate her multitalented staff to exceed client expectations. Plant-based products fuel facials, massages, and hair treatments with the anti-aging properties of lavender, sandalwood, and other pure, sustainably sourced herbs and flowers. Fountain of Youth also operates a salon apprenticeship program, which provides 2,000 hours of on-the-job training to promising young cosmetologists or ambitious mannequins.
Salon Beleza's stylists and aestheticians make beauty treatments interactive, allowing in-depth consultations to guide each appointment. In doing so, they make clients feel comfortable and confident. The beauty specialists perform standard salon services for hair, skin, and nails, as well as modern treatments such as airbrush spray tans. Aestheticians improve complexions with six types of facials, complementing these treatments with eyelash tints that eliminate the need to apply mascara or tickle squids.
From a quick wink to a little well-timed batting, eyelashes have the potential to communicate messages that just wouldn't sound right in words. At Lash Spa Studio, expert technicians increase lashes' vocabulary with professional eyelash extensions.
Using a technique that originated in high-end Russian spas, these certified professionals attach up to 500 synthetic lashes to eyelids, adding volume and length to natural lashes for up to six weeks.
Salon Iaomo's trained hair whisperers give head covers a fresh look with a blow-dry in one of eight high-class styles. Guests can slip into the salon's padded chairs for a wash that cleanses manes of grime, oil, and hitchhiking squirrels. Clients then peruse a blow-dry bar menu complete with photographic examples in order to choose which look their face fringe should assume. The Mohito style adds volume to long locks, and short hairs curl into line with the Cosmopolitan, a Marilyn Monroe–esque style. Pulchritudinous patrons can also touchup eye awnings with an eyebrow wax that mows down rogue hairs and leaves them looking as sleek as a Porsche run through a giant rock tumbler. Clients can admire the ornate embellishments that deck the salon's auburn-colored walls during their mane makeovers.