Sweet & Sassy's orange-and-purple beauty parlors create a safe space for tweens to indulge in imaginative play and pampering. Young visitors try on identities through themes such as Pop Star and Enchanted Princess, which rule birthday parties and mini spa services for skin, hair, and nails. Sparkles and the color pink appear with expected frequency, covering a fleet of rental limos and studding ingredients at Creation Stations, where guests concoct bath and body products or strawberry-scented doppelgangers. In addition to supplying keepsake trinkets with most services, the parlors stock their gift shops with bright fuchsia and lime-green versions of classic spa accessories, including plush robes and slippers. Sweet & Sassy also hosts workshops created specifically for Girl Scouts, Adventure Princesses, and sports teams that teach manners as well as business skills.
With its floor modeled after a basketball court, getting a haircut at Buzzer Beater Sports Barber Shop would feel like sitting courtside if it weren't for the conspicuous sight of hair falling onto the hardwood. Barbers cut, color, and style hair and perform straight-razor shaves, feats that had previously only been attempted on-court by the Harlem Globetrotters. Each cutting station is themed after a different pro basketball team and has its own TV broadcasting sports. In the waiting area, guests kick back in reclining chairs, sipping complimentary beverages and watching sports on TV.
If the person across the table weren’t doing your nails, you’d probably feel like you were having coffee with them. That’s the laidback ambience of Bella Nails, where wrought-iron accents, brick walls, and hardwood floors come together in cozy coalescence. Here, nail technicians take their time beautifying nails and feet with a full menu of spa pedicures, OPI acrylic applications, and Signature Nail System, which nourishes and shines natural nails without the use of harsh chemicals.
One of the most recent innovations in hair-straightening, The Magic Sleek formula straightens and softens hair, as well as protects it from UV rays, without using any formaldehyde or harsh chemicals. The product is designed to nourish strands with vitamin E as well as omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acids, and aims to produce shinier manes by locking moisture in, with results lasting as long as 4-6 months.
Before graduating from the Capri Institute of Cosmetology, owner Sonia Bhambri honed her beauty skills in India. She merges her experiences at Sapphire Beauty Salon, offering Eastern and Western treatments that transform and enhance appearances. Bhambri removes unwanted hair with cotton threads, performing an ancient practice that sculpts eyebrows and eliminates delicate hairs, including peach fuzz and kiwi whiskers. Facials incorporate curative ingredients, such as herbs, minerals, and mud. Hair-design services and eyelash extensions accentuate natural beauty, and henna designs adorn the body.
Licensed aesthetician and acne specialist Nikolett Ivanyi focuses her skills on curbing one of life’s frustrations: acne. Nikolett empathizes with those afflicted with the condition, for she suffered from breakouts in her 20s and spent hundreds of dollars on products and doctors who fruitlessly tried to help her. She finally took the reins and solved her own skin problems after becoming a certified acne specialist, and she now works to help others achieve the same results.
Nikolett helps clients ranging from kids to adults understand why their skin is misbehaving. She outlines a personalized Acne Free Skin program to clear up blemishes, which includes avoiding certain foods or cosmetics, and transforming their skin with facials and peels. Her programs are designed for those who are serious about getting their acne under control and diminishing it for good.
Sinful Tans New Age Spa's Smart Tan–certified technicians darken skin tones with Norvell UV-free spray tanning technology and whiten teeth with quality BleachBright products. A two-stage sunless tanning session commences with a cosmetic bronzer that instantly becomes visible like a ghost tripping into a shower curtain. A DHA bronzer reacts with the skin's amino acids to establish a streak-free golden tone over a 2–3 hour period. Odor inhibitors and a raspberry-almond fragrance leave an alluring scent on the epidermis, while caffeine helps to prevent skin damage and makes hula girl tattoos dance in double time. At the culmination of each airbrushing, an erythrulose bronzer topcoat is applied to lengthen tan lifecycles.