Julie Vang works alongside the other talented staff members at Friends for Hair Beauty Salon, where her specialties include pampering mani-pedis and waxing services. The salon?which caters to men and women?offers a full range of services, from custom cut and color services to advanced treatments like Keratin smoothing and hair-enhancements such as wigs, extensions, and removable moustaches. But aside from making them look better on the outside, the business also strives to make clients feel better inside. To that end, they frequently support charitable organizations such as "Locks of Love" and collect hair clippings and nylons for use in oil spill cleanup.
At Cosmo Beauty Academy––a cosmetological school dedicated to staying up-to-date with the latest beauty technologies––students apply their newfound skills under the supervision of licensed instructors. They pamper clients with a range of hair, skin, and nail services using products from Dermalogica, Framesi, Helga Van Dyke Skincare, and OPI. In addition to haircuts, coloring, and styling services, they create specialty styles such as braids and dreads. Facial treatments range from soothing skin therapies using Dermalogica products to diamond-tip microdermabrasion treatments, which strive to make faces sell better on eBay.
In a bygone era, the building housed Blumberg?s Hat Works. But after Shannon Marlin and Michael Sylvester took over, it became a modern home for an entirely different kind of head covering. Today, salon stylists occupy Spanish Fly Hair Garage?s chic, funky interior, armed with on-trend instincts and an arsenal of products from Bumble and bumble, Goldwell, and Wella. As clients take a load off in comfortable black chairs, the beauty experts go to work, creating stylish, flattering coifs or cleansing skin with facials. Colorful art hangs from the walls, with exhibits rotating frequently, and of-the-moment music pulses from the speakers.
Salon Entro?s stylists don?t just cut and color hair?they invest it with an air of worldly sophistication. Their 100% human hair extensions, for instance, are imported from Europe, whereas their eco-friendly haircare products are crafted by Davines, a company based in Parma, Italy. They also mix in some homespun influences. Drawing on training from Paul Mitchell, BIA International, and Vidal Sassoon, they straighten hair with keratin treatments, rather than by shaving it off and hoping it grows back right. The team also styles African-American hair, with services that range from press and curls to relaxing treatments.
Hair. Makeup. The staffers at Au Ger Salon & Boutique are authorities in many aspects of personal style. But like a genie stuck inside a shampoo bottle, they aren't content to sit still. The beauty experts have traveled to trade shows, fashion weeks in France, and other events to keep up on the latest products and beauty techniques. All of this comes together the moment a client enters the salon. The stylists sculpt chic hairdos, adding even more style with color and highlights. To accessorize new looks, they've stocked the shop with designer handbags and a lineup of beauty products.
The hairstylists at It's My Hair Salon handle all types of hair, from thick, curly locks to stick-straight strands. The salon is helmed by lead stylists Mi and Natae, who transform styles with chic cut and color treatments, keratin treatments, or simple wash and sets—which ready ladies for a night on the town and erase bull’s-eyes from bald heads. Waxing services remove fuzz from lips and chins or transform bushy brows into polished arches. The beauty team also pampers skin with special-occasion makeup applications, and they even share their secrets during makeup lessons.