Tina Cimino Studio provides hair styling and coloring to keep locks, tresses, and curls looking as sharp or soft as each customer desires. Like a Renaissance sculptor poised before a block of curiously hairy marble, each stylist stands poised before customer coifs, which are snipped, combed, and colored until hair reaches its full potential and emerges as a compliment magnet. An eye for detail and a love of the profession drives the studio, allowing clients to feel beautiful and confident without resorting to taping photos of celebrity hairdos to their scalps. This elegant establishment is located minutes from downtown and exudes roomy sophistication with bright walls, dark-wood door frames, wood floor paneling, and leather seating accented by silver light fixtures.
Stylist Amanda McCormack molds manes and enlivens locks with a range of hair services, bestowing her clients with a duded-up do that reflects their personality. A cut from Amanda frames the face with striking precision, sculpting tresses to reflect the latest trends or to subdue a wisecracking bouffant. The highlight session begins with a consultation to determine which hair color best complements eye color, skin tone, and preferred clothing palette. Those with heads covered in follicular curly fries can opt for the Brazilian keratin treatment, a formaldehyde-free straightening session that eliminates 95% of frizz by infusing the hair's cuticles with natural keratin, leaving manes lustrous. Argan oil is added for strength and pliability, and each treatment keeps strands silky and supple for up to four months.
Jane Broussard's facials are so relaxing, it can be challenging to stay awake. As her skilled hands cleanse and massage skin, the client's care slip away and pores are purged of oil and nourished with high-end products. Jane is joined by stylist Rosemary Stina, a seasoned pro well-versed in cut and color treatments.
Amid fantastical murals, blue tiles, and silken cushions, bluWater practices an organic brand of skincare rooted in the aromatic anodynes of nature. Visiting visages are treated to a resurfacing peel infused with active fruit and vegetable enzymes, lending human skin the smooth suppleness of a freshly waxed banana peel. An exfoliating microdermabrasion, green-tea extractions, and a microsphere-enhanced serum form a balmy shelter around fatigued façades, stimulating collagen production, evening tone, and gracing the cheeks with a youthful élan. In addition to the soothing benefits of the bluWater's plant-based botanicals, the spa also incorporates aroma blending into each of its facial treatments, awakening the senses from their seasonal hibernation long enough to spot their shadow, and herald in six more weeks of winter.
The Men’s Room puts a contemporary spin on the traditional barbershop with a slew of modernly macho services. For overgrown scalp grass, the gentleman’s cut and finish ($30) coddles head blades in a sea of hot lather before mowing them into precision with a straight razor, leaving behind a tailored dude 'do. Jowl fuzz, cheek fluff, and mustache disguise glasses will be removed to reveal true identities after 45 minutes spent in steamy bliss during the classic shave ($35), which includes hot lather, a light facial, and a skin-quenching moisturizer. The Men’s Room’s also sheds light on otherwise-neglected manscapes, offering bristle banishment from the brows ($15), chest ($45+), back ($45+), and nose ($10). A 60-minute relaxation massage ($80) soothes pinched pressure points and boosts muscle flexibility for spontaneous Twister cage-matches.