Belle Nature Hair Salon's owner has more than 28 years of salon experience in the United States and Brazil, bridging hemispheres with her knack for style. She and her staff beautify clients with an extensive array of services, including waxing, hairstyling, makeup application, and Brazilian Blowout keratin treatments.
With experience in cosmetology and business management, Octavia McDougle helps aspiring beauticians of all sorts forge new career paths as hairstylists, barbers, cosmetologists, and massage therapists. At Beauty Anatomy Institute of Cosmetology and Wellness, Octavia and her staff guide students in immersive programs that combine preparatory theory with hands-on practical application. Once they've learned the ropes, protégés get to practice services on real-life clients before they earn their licenses and find employment.
Students train on a 4,100-square-foot campus replete with four clinic areas and salon-exclusive products typically found only in premier salons and Walt Whitman’s finely manicured beard. Beauty Anatomy Institute also runs an outreach program to provide disadvantaged teenagers with scholarships, workshops, and grooming services to further boost their self-esteem.
Most popular service: Cut, color, highlights, nails, waxing
Brands Used: Keune, OPI, Essie
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Marcus Ornellas Salon's stylists might be better described as sculptors and artists. They reshape hair with scissors and styling products to match the latest trends, infusing 'dos with streaks of color or entirely new hues. They also revamp faces, applying makeup with airbrushes to give patrons the smooth, glossy look normally reserved for models trapped inside the pages of magazines. They accomplish all these feats in a salon as stylish as their work: Sleek, stark black-and-white decor extends all the way to the floorboards, which are stained dark and illuminated by the floor-to-ceiling windows.
At Omega Hair Salon, stress melts away as hair- and skincare specialists pamper visitors from head to toe. Following thorough consultations, aestheticians create radiant complexions by using organic balms, although they can also incorporate rejuvenating LED light therapy or vitamin C-rich serums. Green products are preferred in salon services, too, during which stylists lend their skilled scissors to chic cuts that flatter each client's style and secret aspirations. They can also perform a number of coloring and texturizing treatments, thanks to their ongoing education in the latest haircare trends. No matter what the treatment, the staff can describe it in detail in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, or Italian, helping to immediately put guests at ease.
It’s difficult to tell which is brighter—the sunlight that pours onto the open floor of In Style Hair and Nails or the collective demeanor of the salon’s stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians. Regardless, the prospect of whittling away an afternoon here is a pleasant one. In Style’s broad palette of services includes spa manicures, hair-conditioning treatments, and facial waxing—not to mention such advanced treatments as the microcurrent facial. An example of the salon’s commitment to innovation, this facial uses tiny electrical pulses to tighten up skin and jump-start the 9-volt batteries that make facial expressions possible.
Freshly cut and colored hair truly pops inside Bokka Salon, where the mirrors, styling chairs, and walls are all a pristine white, unlike salons whose walls are lined with human-hair wallpaper. Here, stylists shape and texturize hair to customers' whims. The team uses botanically derived Aveda products to color and highlight hair, as well as selections from Moroccanoil and Bumble and bumble. to keep coifs in line. And for those looking for more than a little off the top, they also provide hair-removal services.