Studio 210 Salon founder Sohelia has more than 15 years of experience behind her, but still she shines the spotlight on her coworkers, gushing on the staff page about her salon's "house full of energetic and enthusiastic hair stylists." Her team of makeup artists bring with them their own distinctions, including Catherine, a former model and theatrical costume designer, and Casey, a makeup and hair department head for E! Entertainment. The entire beauty team, working in conjunction with massage expert Kim, devotes themselves to subtle, feature-flattering makeovers or aesthetic overhauls on par with Picasso's shift from his blue period to his burndt-sienna phase.
Armed with products from the likes of American Crew and Essie, experienced staff members style hair and paint toes, along with a variety of other services. At The Comfort Zone Spa & Salon, it’s all about attention to detail. Technicians soften hands with citrus-scented essential oils during spa manicures, and they stimulate cells with oxygenating facials or deep-tissue massages.
Cheerful red armchairs sit in the reception area, where wood floors and an abundance of natural light lets guests imagine what it must have been like to live without electricity. In the bright-orange pedicure room, guests lounge in sleek black thrones, resting their feet in soaking tubs.
When stylist Gigi Schools was fresh out of beauty school more than three decades ago, she beautified her clients without the use of keratin, Chi thermal straightening, or many of today’s top brands. Now—sprinkling scalps with professional Bed Head, Matrix, and Paul Mitchell products—she makes use of these modern techniques to achieve a wide variety of classic and trendy looks. Precision cuts, iron works, and coloring services also fall from Gigi’s versatile fingers, with her skill honed over years of conducting hair shows in New York.
Stylist Sung Miller has been fitting clients with exciting and beautiful new looks for more than 10 years. But before putting scissors to hair, she holds a consultation with clients, which she can do in Korean or English. She gets to know about their lifestyle and deepest hair desires while thoroughly examining their facial shape, skin tone, and other traits. She can update appearances with simple trims or transform clients with a full menu of all-over color, highlights, and perms, all while using professional Redken products.
Inside SalonLofts, Angelo draws on more than 25 years of experience as he sculpts new 'dos using products by Rusk, Goldwell, and Macadamia Natural Oil. He always starts his sessions with a free consultation to ascertain his clients' needs before snipping, adding highlights, revamping color, or eliminating frizz with keratin treatments. He can also shape eyebrows into graceful arches that flatter coifs.
The technicians at Beautiful Daze Salon and Princess Lounge wield Matrix, Chi, and TIGI products as they style all hair types and textures. In addition to the hairstylists who perform haircuts, color, and texturizing treatments, the staff roster also includes nail technicians skilled in both natural and artificial nail services with OPI polishes.