Nancy Hernandez found her first client at the age of 16, and she didn't even need to leave her house. After experimenting with her sister's hair and spending more than 15 years in the beauty industry, Nancy now owns her own salon and spa, where she cultivates a stylish ambiance and concocts her own line of beauty products. Her experienced staff primps clients with a range of pampering services and employs products by Kérastase, Dermalogica, and Bumble and bumble. They also shade epidermises with Golden Sol spray-tan formula, which gives skin a bronze glow without the risks associated with lying under the sun's rays or a melting gong.
The team at Unico Estilo Unisex Salon uses a variety of products from well-known brands such as L'Oreal, Kérastase, Wella, Alfaparf Milano, Matrix, and Goldwell. The friendly staff specializes in haircare, coloring locks during single-process-color applications or rendering tresses frizz-free with keratin treatments. A licensed massage therapist complements the beautifying options presented by the rest of the staff, performing massages in modalities such as Swedish, hot stone, and sports.
The stylists and aestheticians at Nolan Vincent Salon & Spa train constantly. That allows them to keep up with the quick-moving style scene of cities such as New York and Miami. Twisting around in sleek black salon chairs in the salon, patrons admire new hair color, cuts, and even freshly youthful skin from a range of facials. In the upscale space, the crew also applies their continual training to hair extensions and a range of other services.
T?n Vangard isn't the kind of salon that shies away from edgy looks. Sure, the staff at the newly opened salon conditions hair with restorative oils and exfoliates skin with facials for men and women. But there's a darker, more rebellious element at play here. This is apparent not only in the radical hues that come from the color bar, but in the fact that the salon is also home to a professional tattoo parlor. A chorus of humming needles provides the soundtrack while trained artists ink custom butterflies, pinup girls, and pinup girls with nightmarish butterfly heads. Creative (and healthy) spa cocktails dial back the alternative vibe a bit; try the aptly named Beautini, which blends pomegranate, white tea, and coconut water. The salon also functions as a barbershop, where clients can opt to sip on a latte from the in-house coffee bar, as they check out the salon's unique art-covered walls.
No scissors are allowed at SWANK blow dry bar. But the stylists don't miss them?a blow dryer and a suite of styling brushes is all they need to send each guest out the door looking like a million bucks. This blow-out focused beauty bar transforms all types of hair?thick, curly, straight, long, whatever?with speedy, yet relaxing blow-dry treatments that include luxurious extras like complimentary mimosas and scalp-massaging washes. For hair in need of a little extra care, the stylists can also include a deep-conditioning treatment, and the salon even offers blowouts specifically tailored for kids and men.
Anthony Joseph says that the most important part of his job happens before he even lifts his shears: it's the consultation, where he learns the client's vision and gains inspiration for the look he's going to create. Afterward, the Aveda-trained stylist snips locks, brushes on highlights and color, and nourishes strands with deep-conditioning treatments. Throughout, clients sip on a complimentary glass of wine as soothing music plays in the background of Joseph's private studio.