Within a chic space done up in globe lights and black-framed mirrors, staff members at Joseph Ryan's Hair Designs beautify bodies from head to toe, offering hairstyling services as well as manicures and pedicures. They employ an arsenal of brand-name products including Paul Mitchell shampoos, Biomega moisturizers, and OPI nail polishes in a kaleidoscopic array of colors. In addition to cropping locks, beauticians elongate 'dos using 100% human-hair extensions and a saltwater-taffy-pulling machine.
GearHeads Haircuts for Men puts gents at ease with leather La-Z-Boys, flat-screen TVs, and a man-themed man cave teeming with stylists who specialize in men's and boy's crops. Sports buffs lunge or touchdown-dance in front of TVs at each styling station as shearers scrub and cleave locks into distinguished styles over the course of 10- to 20-minute sessions. Craftsman toolboxes stockpile coloring elixirs for weaving fresh hues through grays during roughly 10-minute coif renovations. Each guest snacks on a complimentary soda and chips before staffers lather up and shave necks, leaving skin feeling less bristly than sandpaper at a porcupine convention.
At the Studio Styling Salon, Gina, one of the salon's nail technicians, tops fingertips with traditional polish. She's also added CND's chip-resistant shellac polish to her arsenal. These resilient hues deter dents and cracks for up to two weeks if wearers resist the urge to scratch every chalkboard they see.
Friends Hair & Nails, a sister salon to Andrew Marke, treats noodle nest, nail beds, and soul sacks with a range of services. Guests can opt to primp and pamper puppet-show starlets with a mani-pedi. An experienced nail nurturer cleans, clips, and contours before adding a fresh coat of polish.
At Aretée, owner Olga Tecos and her staff remedy skin ailments and muscular maladies with a full line of massages and facials for men, women, and teens. The spa's aestheticians help improve skin complexion with botanical-based Aveda skincare products, which use no animal byproducts, pore-clogging oils, or tails of newt. The spa also offers spa parties and the services of a wedding planner and professional photographer, and beauty products and diverse skincare lines address skincare issues with moisturizers, cleansers, and masks.