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.
The digit doctors at Magic Touch kick off beautifying 60-minute mani-pedis by trimming claws, cutting cuticles, and painting keratin in a vibrant polish in a color of the customer's choosing. Relaxing pedicures pretty up toenails and soothe tootsies tired from clogging marathons. In lieu of standard polish, the 45-minute Shellac manicures harness the durability and power of a special Shellac formula that dries quickly, resists chipping for up to two weeks, and leaves nails ready for fingerless oven mitts.
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.