Ample mirrors reflect the salon's lavender walls and black-and-white checkered floors, giving it a sleek, '80s-throwback vibe. Amid these jazzy accents, skilled stylist Josette Hall manufactures stylish up-dos and highlights, available in an olympic assortment of bronze and gold. Clients may also solicit the salon for other beautification services, such as mani-pedis that pop and facials that restore the complexion.
Expert hairstylist Rachel Johnson deftly shears, shapes, and styles tresses at Aspen Spalon. Hair feathers ($10–$15 each) and strands of hair bling ($4 each) add an avian accent or tinselly touch to coiffures, providing extra texture without the hassle of braiding in silly straws. Tame overgrown tufts with a haircut and style, unleashing a barrage of snip-snips to tame sprawling head gardens into trim topiaries. The salon supplements haircutting services and scissor-throwing competitions with Redken conditioning treatments to soften and smoothen locks and eyebrow waxing to craft artistic arches.
If when visiting Salon Saber you start to feel like you're the only person in the room, that's because to an extent it's true. Owner and nail artist Kimberly Espino accepts just one client at a time, meaning that every guest is given personal attention and time with the nail artist. Kimberly is a licensed massage therapist and licensed nail technician, and recently became a L'Oréal educator and nail artist. At Salon Saber, she parlays her technique and artistry onto fingers and toes one digit at a time. Her palette includes more than 200 polish colors and 45 glitters, and her services include gel, acrylic, and traditional mani-pedis. Kimberly also offers IBX nail treatments, which uses LED lights to cure the nail from the inside. This strengthens the nail and minimizes the chance that it becomes damaged or broken while clawing one's way out of a street mime's invisible box.
Skin experts at Esthetics Center rely on noninvasive scientific advancements to cultivate smooth, youthful complexions but draw on an ancient Indian art to redesign unruly eyebrows. Skin analyses can lead to custom facials with Shahnaz Husain herbal creams, enzyme therapy gentle enough for those with rosacea, or the outing of secret identities with better skin. Advanced exfoliation procedures involving microcrystal sprays and chemical serums reveal fresh, healthy skin as well as the depth of the aestheticians' knowledge. Body and facial waxing is an exclusive privilege of women at Esthetics Center, but the team extends their skills in eyebrow threading—an age-old technique that uses thread to nab hair but not skin—to both sexes.
As visitors unwind, Mocha J.'s nail specialist performs mani-pedis that outfit patrons with fistfuls of color and shoefuls of sheen. The specialist beautifies nails with services that range from a basic manicures and specializes in soothing cracked heels after attempting to walk across a barbecue pit during a rowdy cook-off.
GNC's Smoothie Bars blend up a healthy variety of fruit and supplement-infused frozen beverages with 15 flavorful concoctions in its smoothie lineup. Sip from one of GNC's fruit-filled smoothies, such as the sweet Cherry Baby, a synthesis of cherries, pineapple, strawberries, and banana, or indulge in a creamy creation, such as the Peanut Butter Surprise, a medley of peanut butter, banana, and milk. An early Shot of NRG, pumped with ginseng and guarana, provides a healthy alternative to one's usual donuts-and-cotton-candy morning routine, and smoothies such as the strawberry- and banana-assisted Popular Vote can replace calorie-laden afternoon snacks.