Classified as Redken Elite Salons, both Metro Salons locations staff a stable of stylists who keep abreast of the latest techniques with ongoing training in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Appointments start with complimentary consultations, wherein patrons dish on their favorite looks and show stylists their 10 favorite hairs. Then, hair pros draw on Redken, Wella, and Coppola products for a variety of services, from painting on highlights to trimming split ends. A final style ensures clients walk out ready to pose for sidewalk photo shoots or star in traffic-cam footage for the five o'clock news.
With a quarter century of professional experience, master stylist Peggy Farrelly leads a team that performs both hair and nail treatments. In the salon, stylists update ‘dos with traditional cuts and colors as well as keratin treatments and ombre color services with Paul Mitchell formulas. Pedicure chairs with built-in massagers continue to shame boring folding chairs, promoting relaxation while guests soak their feet. At the manicure tables, nail technicians use gel polish and overlays to support long-lasting manicures that can be ornamented with rhinestones and airbrushed nail art.
At Salon La De Da, stylists and nail specialists treat their clients to glamorous, one-of-a-kind hair and nail services. Hairstylists straighten and smoothen strands with keratin infusions or blowouts, while at the nail bar, technicians decorate fingertips with french, classic, or Shellac manicures.
After hours, the salon transforms into an entertainment arena with live circus-style performances that include child-friendly parties. Customers can enjoy beauty packages during these live shows, but there's a hefty waitlist to see the lion manicurist. Salon La De Da's talented stylists were recently chosen to provide pinup makeup and hair services for a screening at the 2013 Garden State Film Festival.
For sleek blowouts, fairy-tale braids, candy-red stripes, and every 'do in between, style seekers visit Vinnie of Italy Hair Salon. The bright, spacious salon is the setting in which stylists craft creative designs and show off decades of experience.
Inside Belle Allure Salon & Spa, the stylists stay busy beautifying guests with hair, nail, and makeup services. The homey space features zebra-covered chairs and warm burgundy colors for a relaxing oasis before indulging in beauty treatments. Facials, massages, waxing, makeup, and full-body treatments are also available.
After owning and operating salons and spas in Mercer County for more than 25 years, stylist Robert Cacciabaudo—whose looks have graced the pages of Glamour, Elle, and Philadelphia magazines—envisioned a tranquil beauty oasis where customers could enjoy cutting-edge hair services and relaxing spa services under one roof. His dream became a reality in 2002: On the first floor of a renovated, two-story building outfitted with elegant French-country décor, a hair salon blends classic style with the latest beauty trends and technologies. On the second floor, private treatment rooms host nail services, waxing, massages, Dermalogica facials, and Mac makeup applications.