The talented team at Glam Beauty Boutique takes a multipronged approach to beautifying outer appearances. While relaxing at salon stations, visitors can watch clippings fall to the floor as stylists remodel their hairdos with masterful cuts. Meanwhile, manicurists transform nails into attention-grabbers with an array of nail services. Clients can also accentuate their natural features with an expert makeup application, or leave flaunting luxuriously smooth skin after a waxing session.
Behind a sleek mahogany desk, a smiling receptionist greets visitors to Trendsetter Salon before they sink into leather chairs to await hair or nail appointments. In the hands of stylist, shears and scissors move in a metallic flurry and blow dryers purr during smoothing treatments. Beyond geometric art mounted on the clean white walls, nail techs perform mani-pedis at cozy stations and cosmeticians deftly apply make-up to accentuate features or make your clown face seem appropriate for discussing fire safety.
Carolina Powell’s 15 years in the salon business have enabled her to specialize in a range of services, including corrective color, highlights, Brazilian blowouts, precision cuts, and updos. Thanks to her monthly advanced education courses, Carolina can also complement new looks with makeup applications or full-body and shadow waxing.
Glimmering chandeliers, ornamental frames, and bureaus of handsome dark wood surround the styling chairs at Shirley's Vintage Hair Salon, but many clients find it hard to take their eyes off the mirrors in front of them. One can hardly blame them—it’s hard to appreciate your surroundings when you’re in the midst of your own stylistic transformation. Dramatic makeovers are part of the daily routine at Shirley’s, where skilled stylists craft flattering cuts and adorn hair with glamorous flourishes such as tinsel, feathers, and braided dollar bills.
The pain sets in quickly––a wrench in the neck, a sore back, knotted shoulders. Or perhaps the tension is the culmination of years spent at a desk or performing one too many giraffe impressions. The best tonic for this kind of pain is often the skill set of a certified massage therapist. Certified Hands Massage Therapy sends soothing ripples through achy musculature with a dynamic array of massage modalities. The licensed massage therapists use light to moderate Swedish strokes, or access lower-layer muscles with the firm pressure of deep-tissue and trigger-point techniques. They can also employ sports massages to improve range of motion in athletes and range of emotion in actors who play them on TV.
There are no scissors or strands of coloring foil at The Refresh Bar & Spa. Instead, the roar of blow-dryers reigns supreme. That’s because the hairstylists’ only treatment is their signature blowout, which unfolds on posh white hairstyling chairs in the spa’s blowout bar. With regard to other services, the staff similarly places quantity beneath quality on their totem pole of priorities. For instance, licensed aestheticians brush away facial lines during the spa’s sole signature facial, and licensed massage therapists relax guests during the signature massage, which can include Swedish massage kneads, deep-tissue kneads, or both. The spa offers makeup services and has a sauna, ideal for detoxifying lounges or ice cream as short-lived as Danny Glover’s audition to play the elephant in Operation Dumbo Drop.