Housed in a cozy, restored home, Copper River Salon & Spa came to be a member of the National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas through a series of carefully planned and executed steps by ecoconscious owner and stylist, Barbara Weigand. Melding her long-time interests in both earth-conscious recycling and hair artistry, she opened Copper River in 2011 after working closely with architects who specialize in environmentally friendly designs. Inside the two-story green salon, stylists perform a variety of hair-centric services under energy-efficient lights, and the spa is home to relaxing facials and massages, surrounded by repurposed materials whenever possible.
With a workspace that spans 13,000 square feet and two stories, Lawrence SpaRex has plenty of room to pamper its clients privately and comfortably. Tucked away from all the nail treatments, haircuts, and massages, the facility’s dry sauna relaxes visitors with infrared panels that warm the body like natural sunlight without the potential damaging effects of UV rays. Layers of seaweed clay coat the walls not only in the sauna but also throughout the facility, providing a healthy alternative to paint and a more practical alternative to silly string.
Catering to adults as well as children, Classy Clippers—a neighborhood fixture for 25 years—welcomes clients with complimentary coffee, tea, and cookies. After settling in and engaging in an in-depth consultation, the skilled stylists treat clients to services ranging from highlights to high-quality extensions to elegant updos.
Though some salons tout themselves as family friendly, Classy Clippers backs up the claim with a special children's area decked out in coloring books and candy. And, in addition to lounging and playing, youngsters can receive a cut and style as the diligently contemplate which look will make the biggest splash at the preschool prom.
Beauty Heights Salon & Spa was founded on the belief that well-being can be achieved by staying close to nature. As a result, the salon uses high-quality products that are pure, organic, natural, herbal, and chemical-free during KeraGreen smoothing treatments, perms, and soothing hair treatments. This belief extends to the spa, where ayurvedic body treatments and massages accompany fresh-fruit and vitamin C facials, which restore skin's radiance for healthy glows.
During the last 18 years, beauty professional Humara Khan has perfected her trade, gleaning international experience in Singapore and Pakistan, and obtaining aesthetician and styling licenses. At Humara's Beauty Salon & Boutique, she offers a suite of salon services, including haircuts and texturizing treatments, eyebrow threading and waxing, and facials. She also stocks an attached boutique with South Asian–style fashions such as boldly colored dresses and costume jewelry.
Armed with products from Matrix and Pravana, the stylists at Shear Aura Hair Design transform tresses. They maintain the health of hair with trims and nourishing conditioners and reduce frizz for up to 12 weeks with smoothing treatments. To ready clients for special events, they arrange hair into elegant updos and artfully apply makeup.