The sound of burbling water rises from whirlpool baths, rendering clients? sighs of relaxation nearly inaudible as they lower their feet into the warm tubs. Relaxation, however, is only one part of the equation at Lamour Nails & Spa, where technicians also beautify fingers and toes with gel, acrylic, and pink-and-white nail coverings. While the technicians shape nails and file down sixth fingers, a massage pedicure chair sends soothing rhythms throughout the body.
When software entrepreneur Alex Guberman opened Salon Exclussif, he assembled a team of Redken-trained stylists. In addition to concocting custom hues with Redken's Chromatics color line, the stylists renovate tresses with flattering haircuts, keratin treatments, and a few Greek columns. The salon prioritizes customer service, guaranteeing nearby parking and sending clients a personal thank-you email after their first visit.
For more than 20 years, owner Tina Le has sculpted and colored coiffures with consistent skill, prompting one happy client to declare, "I can't imagine myself going to anybody else." Along with a team of licensed specialists, Tina gives each client her undivided attention, aiming to endow them with the exact look they want to see looking back at them from the mirror or the polished chrome of a hoverbike. Tina and her staff are also well versed in services such as Shellac manicures, deep-cleansing facials, and eyelash extensions.
Master stylist Gary Bui and Cutoure Salon & Spa’s team of experienced aestheticians ensure patrons look prim all the way down to their toes with manicures and pedicures provided inside a modern, luxurious salon and spa. During each manicure, clients lean on plush pillows at glossy black manicure stations. Friendly aestheticians shape nails, trim cuticles, and apply a color of the client's choice. Soft, high pedicure chairs cradle clients as aestheticians spoil feet worn down from outrunning rabid raccoons before filing nails, trimming cuticles, and applying shining coats of polish in a choice of color. An ornate chandelier sparkles over the spacious, modern waiting room, where clients relax on black-leather couches. Neat lines of products stand at attention on black shelves, while white orchids and lush palms reach toward high ceilings, attempting a floral high-five.
If there were a sequel to James and the Giant Peach called James and the Giant Grape, it might be filmed at DD Beauty Salon. Visiting the salon is almost like being inside a grape, but one that's impeccably decorated. White crown molding tops vivid periwinkle walls, and a vintage round frame wraps around a mirror, contrasting with the straight rectangular frames around the styling-station mirrors. The salon’s three attentive beauty pros see to their clients' every need, from banishing acne during facials to buckling them into their car seat after a manicure. They also create elegant hairstyles and wax away unwanted lip fuzz and overgrown eyebrows.
By curating a lengthy list of hair and skin services, the staff at Avalon Salon have found a way to show off their expertise. Stylists add dimension with high- and lowlights, add length with hair extensions, and add shine and volume with blowouts, relying on high-quality products from Redken, Pureology, and Unite. Alongside those stylists, medical aestheticians target skin issues with facials or eliminate unwanted hair with waxing treatments. A selection of treatments lets them target signs of aging, oiliness, dry skin, and a host of other problems, while manicures can bolster both beauty and relaxation.