As a girl of just 13 or 14, Amita perched in her aunts’ hair salon and watched with fascination as they snipped clients’ tresses. Today, Amita still watches the flash of scissors, but now they are in the hands of skilled stylists in her own salon.
Amita bustles through the shop, mixing honey, sugar, and lemon to create her own wax for hair-removal treatments, her specialty. She also mixes her own all-natural henna paste for embellishing hands and feet with elaborate whorls and loops. This attentiveness to the products used in her salon, combined with more than a quarter century of experience in the industry, has led Amita to insist that her stylists wield quality elixirs from Paul Mitchell and Biolage. The salon’s skincare specialists employ Repêchage products to renew visages wrinkled from a lifetime of frowning at a Rubik’s cube.
Chandeliers, a stone-front fireplace, and ornately framed mirrors exude elegance inside Moxie Luxe Salon. Located within Riverside Square Mall, the salon's crown molding hugs the cream, pale-green, and purple walls that surround stylists as they cut and color hair. Other beauty services include organic airbrush tans and teeth whitening, which can give you higher visibility while streaking at night.
The certified stylists at Lashful frame eyes with mink lashes to achieve looks ranging from elegant to seductive. Their uncanny attention to detail comes in handy during extension applications, when they meticulously attach each artificial lash to a real one to achieve the most natural look possible. Sensitive eyes need not wince in fear, as the adhesive material with which they apply lashes is specially formulated to not perturb the eye with harsh irritants or teasing optical illusions. The stylists also dip natural lashes in a semipermanent tint that—much like the extensions—gives eyes the glamorous look of freshly applied mascara.
For more than 20 years, the follicle whisperers of Guci Image have reaped healthy bumper crops of strong new hair on the heads of men and women using a variety of nonsurgical hair-restoration solutions and therapies. For a glamorous aesthetic fix, clients can turn to hair extensions from brands such as Great Lengths, which attaches through a cold-fusion method or by persuading follicles to cuddle up to new strands with a big bear hug. Clients who wish to boost their own natural hair can try advanced laser-technology methods including the Anagen AlphaLase LX40 system, which sheds a cascade of red and infrared light across the head to help stop hair loss. The trained technicians specialize in women's hair loss, and the team boasts an encyclopedic knowledge of the various techniques—including Microfusion treatments and CTR hair replacement—available to female patients looking to recover from any level of hair loss.
At The New Makeover Salon, the stylists aim to make clients look and feel their best, whether they come in with a specific hairstyle in mind or are unsure of how a hummingbird got lodged in their ponytail. In addition to cuts, colors, and updos, the hair gurus help clients unwind from a stressful week with complimentary glasses of wine or coffee. Threading and waxing services rid clients of unwanted hair, and men can also journey to the salon for a professional face shave.