Signature Service: Haircuts
Brands Used: Enjoy and Schwarzkopf
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Good for Kids: Yes
When and how did you first realize you wanted to be involved in hair styling?
When I was a teenager I loved playing with everyones hair. My aunt owned a salon, so I knew I wanted to have my own one day. And now I have hers.
What's the biggest mistake you see clients make when they style their hair at home?
They are not taking care of their hair and color by not using professional shampoo and styling products.
For many people, a trip to the salon is a way to enjoy some "me time." What supplemental courtesies do you offer to make guests feel relaxed?
It's a comfortable, mellow environment.
Reflections Salon is nestled within a gray-shingled house, where it surrounds clients with soft green walls as Yufang Luo augments their natural beauty by skillfully rendering Chinese tradition-derived salon services. Vibrant red pops from plush chairs, which, like trains and the people who award Olympic medals, are hoisted on elevated platforms to facilitate easy pedicure work. This work involves Chinese reflexology techniques, such as stimulating acupressure points. Sleek leather strips atop the manicure station cosset elbows in comfort as Luo works to open energy channels while simultaneously prettifying nails.
Sunlight streams in through tall windows, illuminating Headlines Styling Studio's newly remodeled interior of pale green-colored walls and dark hardwood floorboards. The open, naturally lit space takes on an easy atmosphere that's accentuated by a team of experienced stylists. Though they maintain an inviting demeanor, they approach each of their classic salon services with the attentiveness of a poet watching a bead of dew floating on a dandelion fluffy. They transform manes with the help of salon-quality products and precision cuts, removing dead ends to accentuate facial features.
Sherie Bruno has amassed a diverse staff that tackles every beauty issue under the sun. Rosacea, acne, and wrinkles take leave during european facials pumped up with Yon-Ka skincare products. A licensed electrologist wields a laser to remove stubborn body hair, and a waxing specialist banishes fuzz with strategically placed flypaper. Other pampering services include micronized green-coffee body wraps, therapeutic massage therapy, and infrared-sauna sessions. Best Face Forward is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kecia Euteneier's artful hairstyling echoes the modern, boutique environs of Studio Montage, where sleek white furnishings and minimalist art catch the angular rays of mounted track lighting. Inside the Goldwell focus salon, Kecia combines scissor skills with an eye for the cutting edge as she snips and styles strands before enriching them with vibrant highlights. She can also boost head-thread count with partial or full weaves or minimize frizz and friction with keratin treatments that keep strands smooth and help them slip out of hockey helmets in record time.
Even with 20 years of experience under her comb, Irina Arce still thinks of herself as a student. Every six months, she enrolls in continuing-education classes to ensure that she's keeping up with all the latest trends in cuts and coloring. Irina can flex her styling skills with a sleek scissor cut or tailor a color to an individual's personality, complexion, or star sign. Guests may also request a specialty straightening treatment to smooth frizzy hair or an unwieldy basket of curly fries.