All salon service providers are not created equal. That's why Drew James Aveda Salon Spa enlists only Aveda Institute graduates, putting them through an advanced training program before making them work their way up a three-tier ranking system. This emphasis on high-quality staff?coupled with an exclusive selection of plant-based Aveda products?lures clients in for services ranging from basic haircuts to thermal straightening to rosemary-mint body wraps. The salon and spa also adds special touches to many of its treatments, including a complimentary stress-relieving scalp treatment and makeup touchup with each hair service. Both locations feature a wall of mirrors and trendy styling chairs, as well as Aveda tea for clients to sip on while thumbing through style portfolios or folding magazines into swans somehow.
The professional beauty muses at Lemack’s Hair Salon pamper clients with an array of salon and spa services, employing products from Paul Mitchell, Aquage, and other top brands. Skilled stylists cut and style lackluster locks into fashionable ‘dos for women ($45+), men ($20), or children ($20) and illuminate dull tresses with half ($65) or full ($85+) highlights. A hair-and-scalp treatment ($25) eases vexed scalps and may help relieve dandruff, dryness, and rampant sibling rivalries among feuding follicles. Guests can prepare nails for glamorous duels of guitar picking with a manicure ($10) or pedicure ($20) or employ a skilled aesthetician to remove unwanted facial and body fuzz, artfully arching eyebrows ($10) and taming bikini lines ($25+) with waxing services. An invigorating facial ($40), customized with a choice of products to exfoliate and cleanse peeved pores, makes skin shimmer like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it.
Femme Fatale's friendly, highly trained staff styles hairs and pampers bodies with scores of deluxe salon and spa services. Clients can tame unruly eyebrows in as little as ten minutes with three separate sessions of eye-arch waxing that curtail brow overgrowth, tidy uneven hairlines, and shape brows into the likeness of a favorite senator. More effective than plucking or trimming, waxing deters hairs from growing back for two to six weeks—one one-hundredth of which may be spent admiring newly shaped brows in the salon’s full-length mirrors.
It isn’t uncommon to see guests leaving Rock Paper Scissors with hair bearing streaks of magenta and cobalt. Or walking out with edge, razor-cut styles or mohawks. Of course, it is just a common to see a long line of classic bobs and neat trims emerging out the door. That's exactly the way owners John and Deborah Harrington like it—they chose their staff for the versatility of their skills, which includes doling out specialty services like Japanese straightening and retro-inspired roller sets. And the same flexibility applies to the salon's nail technicians, who spend their days decorating digits with everything from traditional monochromatic hues to french tips to tiny replicas of the Sistine Chapel.
Lured in by her love of fashion, Hair Studio and Spa's cofounder, Zobeida Parra, left her job managing educational services for the more fulfilling call of salon life. She surrounds herself with experienced hairstylists and aestheticians who beautify visitors during salon and spa services, including hair coloring, keratin treatments, facials, waxing, and nailcare. Salon transformations unfold under the track lighting of Parra’s studio, where stylists work at stations outfitted with tall mirrors enclosed by the dark wood frames of Paul Bunyan's old eyeglasses.
The qualified staff at Heaven & Earth revitalize smile mantels with a slew of all-natural facials performed with Repechage Beauty From the Sea products. Patrons can take a skin-smoothing sabbatical with the European rehydrating facial, which removes dull skin cells and unnaturally bright milk mustaches to reveal younger-looking skin. During the 60-minute façade-coddling session, an affable aesthetician also infuses neck toppers with a hydrating splash of antioxidant-rich botanicals that protect and rehydrate faces.