A tiger stares hungrily at a Changing Colors Salon customer. The cat can’t eat them, though—its face resides in the artwork of an airbrush manicure. Since 1988, the nail salon has brightened extremities with handiwork ranging from traditional manicures and pedicures, powered by OPI polish, to funkier looks such as glitter french tips, acrylic nails, and zebra-print designs. Beyond nail art, the salon tends to skin, with waxing, microdermabrasion, and rejuvenating treatments that combat aging more effectively than engineering the salon clocks to run backwards.
Creating Waves Salon describes itself as a place "where affordability meets style," and thanks to its team of savvy stylists, great style is certainly bound to happen. Co-owner Kimberly Bauer thrives on creating new, fun looks for her clients, using her expertise as a Paul Mitchell master colorist and cutting and texturizing specialist. The beauty team at Creating Waves Salon also includes an aesthetician and nail technician, who extend the salon's pampering services past hair.
Karina's Euro Style cossets customers with an all-inclusive register of beauty services for hair, nails, skin, and more. Owner Karina Yarve honed her technique in the U.S. and around Europe, even training at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London. Guests can reap the opulence of Karina's style métier in an earthy salon garnished with tree branches and botanical accents. The follicle-minded can receive one of many hair services such as a classic cut and style for women ($40), a men's haircut ($28), or permanent color treatment ($50-$65). Alternately do away with hair altogether thanks to waxing in 12 different areas ($10-$65).
Karmel’s Day Spa & Salon pampers and polishes bodies with services that include waxing, skin and body treatments, hairstyling, and massage therapy. The salon’s beauty professionals employ nail-beautifying products from OPI and CND to gussy up ungroomed extremities and exfoliating facial creams from Bioelements to reduce signs of aging. Stylists call forth a symphony of snips and clips as they fashion new coifs for men and women with services that include cuts, coloring, and fumigating unruly beehives. Treatments such as body scrubs and hot-stone massages take place in private rooms replete with plush beds and soothing floral décor. The salon’s online shop boosts at-home beauty regimens with top-brand facial kits, cleansers, and toners.
Enthusiastic nail technicians at Graffitti's Hair & Nail Salon set vibrantly colored trends with glamorous nail treatments. Technicians buff fingernails into attractive shapes and tame cuticles with careful precision. Then, nail artists apply the client's choice of OPI or China Glaze nail products. Clients can make their fingers and toes shine together with like-minded colors, or indulge in multi-hued shellac finishes that catch eyes, turn necks, and challenge the faith of all paint-by-number enthusiasts. Upgrades for french tips ($5) and nail art ($5+) are also available.
Amy Tobias and Cathy Murray, aestheticians and co-owners of Transforming Techniques Salon and Medical Spa, each bring 17 years of beauty-biz experience to their treatment chairs. They and their team lavish complexions with a wide range of skin services, from antibacterial and oxygen facials to slightly more intensive chemical peels and wrinkle-fighting injections. Stylists tend to men's, women's, and kids' locks, keeping ends fresh and hairdos manageable, and techs groom both natural and artificial nails. Massage therapists knead stress from tense muscles, and depilation experts use wax to whisk unwanted body hair away from faces, legs, and plates of nachos.