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.
For more than 20 years, Studio Styling has rode the fringe of the latest beauty trends through continuing education classes. It’s here where nail tech Roanne Swaneck deftly paints fingers with long-lasting Shellac, as well as polishes the talons of a beloved claw-foot tub. Roanne works alongside skilled stylists, who can cultivate a designer cut, layer subtle or bold color highlights, or de-frizz locks with formaldehyde-free Pravana straightening.
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.
Experienced hair stylists roll open the drawers of black-trimmed dressers and grab gleaming pairs of scissors. They turn back to their clients, who nestle in squeaky-clean, white styling chairs, and begin by ruffling manes long and short, getting a feel for the flow and texture of each head of hair as they prepare to transform it. All the while, ensconced in private treatment rooms, nail technicians and massage therapists tend to clients relaxing on plush pedicure chairs. All About the Hair Salon and Spa's clients can seek out any of the salon's forms of pampering, from haircuts to waxing to long-lasting Shellac manicures, and expect the same friendly demeanor and attention to detail from their stylists. The salon also houses a cozy waiting area, where guests relax on an L-shaped sofa accented by a modern rug and vases filled with flowers and the calming sound of the ocean.
The relaxation squad at This Is It Salon and Spa believe just as strongly in cosmetic trends as they do in the medical benefits of massage. Though the salon’s service menu may seem polarized at first glance, the staff manages to pull it all together by creating proper pairings powered by high-end products from Aveda, Essential, and It&ly.
In the spa’s private rooms, therapists perform facials and body treatments, as well as 10 types of massages, each of which aids in the release of muscular tension and pain. Massage modalities range from deep-tissue and hot-stone varieties to carpal-tunnel or pre- and post-natal massage. The therapists also perform therapeutic massages to ease pain caused by chronic illnesses. The spa has been approved to accept insurance and physician referrals for medical massages. Regardless of the selected modality, the spa staff happily executes both in-studio and on-location sessions, traveling throughout the area to perform makeup and nail services for events ranging from weddings to stuffed-animal tea parties.