Visiting six bars in a single day usually results in a haggard appearance. But at The Body Bar, you can stop by six bars in anticipation of heading downtown for a seventh. That's because the staff specializes in beauty as its prime intoxicant, administering hair, nail, and other spa services at their respective stations. The Nail Bar gussies up fingers and toes with Minx adhesives or Gelish polish, both of which resist wear and tear for two weeks without the protection of fiberglass thimbles. At the Wellness Bar, massages soothe aches and the heat from an infrared sauna helps induce detoxifying sweat. Seasoned technicians strip away unwanted hair at the BeBare Bare, whereas the Blowout Bar’s stylists work with the hair you have, crafting quick new 'dos with washing and blow-drying. You can finish primping for a night on the town with a custom airbrush tan at the Bronze Bar, or head to the Beauty Bar for a makeup application, teeth-whitening treatment, or eyebrow and lash tint.
Nevaeh is an Aveda concept salon, providing clients with top-notch customer service and a wide variety of treatments designed to tame wily manes. Noodle nest nurturing begins with a relaxing neck, scalp, and shoulder massage before lackluster locks are shampooed, snipped, and clipped by one of Nevaeh’s skilled stylists. After a tress trimming, hairy head helmets are shaped and sculpted, using Aveda’s plant-based, aromatic products. Nevaeh’s upscale and tranquil environment is a calming place to pamper head whiskers. Just because linear time is an illusion doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take some for yourself; call ahead to make a reservation.
Part of what makes Julie Martin the stylist she is today has a lot to do with her experiences on both sides of the chair. She kicked off her career as a professional model, getting an impromptu apprenticeship in the types of tricks and techniques that go into creating a magazine-quality look. Eventually, she channeled that experience—along with some time spent training as a Paul Mitchell stylist—into her own boutique.
At La Vita Salon, she treats her clients like models in their own fashion shoot, talking through details and style preferences to pull off a look original to that client. In addition to haircuts and blowouts, Julie applies professional color and constructs elegant updos that increase her clients chances of getting voted “Most Updone” for the office yearbook.
Redken, Loreal, Bio Ionic, and Brazilian Blowout aren't just names of brands or Donatella Versace's favorite cats. They're also some of the credentials listed on stylist Irina Volkova's resume. Having spent nearly a decade training with these and other products, she continues her education behind the salon chair every day. As a part of her dedication to her clients' styles, she also continues to attend advanced training classes in the latest products and techniques. With her own space inside ?Elite Hair Studios?where she runs Your Style with Irina?she offers her clients services that include highlights, perms, and up dos.
Tara Walker leads her team of stylists by example. Even though she's the owner of Creative Cutz, she still works there full time by sculpting 'dos alongside them. For everything from taming fly-aways to setting up-dos, they use products by brands such as Joico and Deva Curls. They also streak locks with bold new hues from Pravana's ChromaSilk Vivids line. These colors come in 11 different avant-garde shades that range from hot pink and violet to the hue of a blue jay after it swims in red paint.
With nearly a decade of aesthetics-experience under her belt, Christine Alquist can solve a multitude of skin issues. Her custom facials address problems such as acne, excess oil, fine lines, and discoloration. Meanwhile, microdermabrasion and chemical treatments help erase more stubborn wrinkles and blemishes, while a full slate of waxing services helps clients unveil smooth, soft skin that's free from stubble.