Prepping for a big event usually requires multiple salon stops: one for the updo, another for the nails, and the last for a spray tan. Not so at Solar Flair, where stylists perform all these services and more. They bring about bronzy glows with a choice between 11 tanning beds or a UV-free Mystic spray-tan booth. The full-service salon also polishes exteriors with glycolic peels and waxing treatments. This one-stop beautification frees up time before big events for relaxing at home or making googly eyes at the mirror’s handsome new reflection.
Leading Edge's Aveda-trained stylists shape and nourish hair during services propelled by plant-based, cruelty-free Aveda products crafted with environmentally sustainable practices. Before enriching tresses with these products, the stylists begin each service by kneading the scalp, neck, and shoulders to enliven the senses and jump-start circulation. Wielding shears, they snip split ends after treating hair with a strength-infusion formula designed to prevent breakage due to frequent combing or head banging under a ceiling fan. In addition to cuts and color treatments, staffers apply makeup and remove unwanted hair with Nufree Nudesse, a nonwax product composed of skin-softening, soy-based antimicrobrials.
Hair is an essential aspect of beauty—the right cut can frame a face in such a way that highlights its best features or suggests a cool, confident demeanor. The stylists at Essentials Salon appreciate this, which is why they offer contemporary haircuts for men, women, and children, along with Coppola's Keratin Complex Hair Therapy, a specialty treatment that diminishes frizz and curls for more manageable styling.
Styling is only one aspect of Essentials Salon’s menu, however. While facial-waxing treatments eliminate unwanted hair from the chin, lips, and brows, technicians brush nails with a chip-resistant Shellac polish that protects them from teething finger puppets.
Groomer Katie Mirabelli first picked up her grooming shears at the age of 10 as a junior handler at dog shows. After completing her grooming certification as an adult, Katie began preening the coats of canines at The Velvet Dog Spa. She specializes in hand stripping terriers, prepping dogs for shows, and caring for less common breeds. In addition to baths and haircuts, Katie also handles walk-in services including nail trims, ear cleaning, anal-gland expression, and brush-outs.
We believe that in some areas of life progress isn't always a good thing. Some traditions are worth preserving and the great American barber shop is one of those traditions. A place for fathers and sons, men and boys of all ages. Where a guy can be himself without worry; all the while getting a great haircut.
The stylist team at the award-winning Elle Lui Salon steers scissors, brandishes brushes, and commands color to glamorize hair and retore health. After a consultation, clients are led to plush leather recliners for an invigorating shampoo and revitalizing Kérastase Ritual mask conditioning treatment, which is customized to suit individual hair and scalp needs (a $40+ value). Back in the stylist's chair in front of a large wrought-iron-framed mirror, one of Elle Lui's accomplished stylists carefully crops hair to erase all effects of wearing a bucket hat for an entire year (a $50+ value). Owners of newly frizzless follicles receive a 20% discount on the salon's Kérastase products, which can help keep hair softer than an ambrosia-salad sandwich on a cloud bun.