Whether performed by a stylist or a master designer, all haircuts at Etre Hair Spa begin and end the same way. First, the styling team encourages clients to describe their vision—be it through words, a picture clipped from a magazine, or shadow puppets—and their lifestyle, touching on topics such as their job and daily time allotment for styling. This gentle prying allows the stylist to come up with the perfect cut, eventually finishing with a blow-dry and tips for re-creating the polished look at home with Bumble and bumble or Moroccanoil products. Though cuts are Etre Hair Spa’s bread and butter, the stylists and designers take things into gourmet territory with multidimensional highlights and Coppola Keratin Complex treatments, which banish curls and frizz for up to five months.
Women, men, and children are all welcome at Salon 31, where a team of eight stylists brandishes shears, dyes, and conditioners to craft impeccable dos. These beautifiers also apply makeup, and during private instruction they teach clients to wield their own blush brushes and lipstick squeegees. Their talents include various specialties, including precision cutting, keratin smoothing, and coloring that is corrective or hides grays.
Lash Out! helps clients gussy up their peepers with synthetic lashes that add natural-looking length and fullness for as long as three weeks without a touch-up treatment. The salon’s selection of lashes includes up to eight different lengths, three thicknesses, and two degrees of curl, allowing visitors to customize their lids' appearance. By affixing each lash with irritant-free, waterproof glue, the aestheticians ensure that clients can still participate in any number of aquatic endeavors, including swimming, showering, and bobbing for office supplies. In addition to eyelash extensions, the aestheticians offer their own signature services, which can include waxing services, glycolic peels, and facials with Jan Marini Skin Research products and fruit-enzyme masks.
Licensed aesthetician and The Spa at Centrex owner Yvonne Semente runs a one-woman glamour show, transforming clients with luscious eyelash extensions, facial treatments, and waxing services. Eyelashes are Yvonne's specialty, and she has spent almost every day for the past three years painstakingly applying her clients' lavish new fringe lash by lash, discarding any falsie that doesn't meet her rigorous standards for flirtation fluttering. As the spa’s only employee, Yvonne also funnels her 10 years of aesthetic expertise into acne and anti-aging facial treatments, chemical peels, waxing, and microdermabrasion.
Though Salon at the Station has a warm, small-town atmosphere, its hairdressers deliver big-city hairstyles. Owner Karen Kowitski helms a team of experienced stylists well-versed in metropolitan cuts, colors, and styles. As a L’Oreal Professional salon, Salon at the Station boasts coloring services that can lighten, darken, or tie-dye hair with the use of L’Oreal ammonia-free hair color. The versatile staff can also meticulously groom nails, wax off unwanted hair, and airbrush tans on winter-pale skin.
The chic stylists of The Glam Bar pushed the concept of a blowout bar, where clients can walk in and have hair washed and styled from a menu of glamorous looks into a new direction by incorporating brow, makeup, and special-event services. The Glam Bar indulges manes with eight distinct hairstyles that leave tresses glimmering in a sleek blowout or a mess of beachy waves. A host of add-ons further enhance each style, nourishing hair with a rejuvenating wash or making it glow with a smoothing keratin complex treatment. The Glam Bar's boutique focuses on beautifying salon-goers with makeup applications, from classic to minimalist sun-kissed looks. Waxing services take care of unwanted facial hair with lip-defuzzing and brow-arching treatments. Those looking for an entire makeover can stop by the event bar, where staffers help create lavish ensembles for any occasion or the wardrobe bar, which houses new clothes for clients to mix and match until they find their perfect outfit. Despite the heavy levels of glamour, The Glam Bar keeps its carbon footprint small by utilizing organic haircare products and ecofriendly hair tools, including flat irons and blow driers. The chic, white salon, accented by various hues of wood, further boasts a Mother Nature-approved space as recycled materials create the business and gift cards and iPad 2s are offered instead of magazines or forcing clients to tap into their echolocation to track down celebrities for their current gossip.