A newly remodeled interior belies Azule Hair & Nail Salon's 30-year history of beautifying clients with flattering haircuts and mani-pedis. Seated in front of full-length mirrors, guests can watch for themselves as stylists snip their locks and enhance the final look with vivid color. When it comes to nails, the salon goes above and beyond the basic grooming and polish application. Many mani-pedis come with a paraffin dip, which soothes joints and moisturizes skin.
Regardless of which one of the eight James Craig's cheerful stylists clients choose, they can rest assured that the stylist has undergone extensive training in the art of haircare, cutting, and coloring. Each of the seasoned stylists have completed the comprehensive one-year The James Craig Advanced Education Program and routinely study up on the latest trends under the Redken Exchange educators the salon has flown in from New York. The staff prides itself on using only the most-advanced salon products, including Kérastase, Redken, Oribe, and the James Craig signature line.
Sunlight floods the hardwood floors of the elegant salon, where the stylists administer cuts, colors, and hair-extension services as customers sip on complimentary coffee and tea. Each procedure begins with an in-depth consultation to discuss desired looks and ends with an informative discussion on re-creating professional styles, such as how to blow dry curls to create flattering waves or fashion an elegant scalp-top topiary garden.
Don’t stroll into Y&L Style Bar expecting a haircut or color treatment. Though comprised of expert stylists, the salon's team sticks to washes followed by blowouts and elegant up-dos. This means, that once every strand has been swept into place, customers will have enough time to enjoy manicures and pedicures, administered by nail techs or to sit as one of the bar's aestheticians beautifies their skin with mineral-based cosmetics by Jane Iredale.
But the fun here isn't reserved for adults only: birthday party packages invite girls as young as four to enjoy age-appropriate makeup, manicures, and other pint-size pampering, while Y&L's entire crew shares their skills with teen girls at annual summer camps.
When owner Orang Kamkar broke ground on what is now Studio O in 1998, his mission was simple; create a salon that not only offered top-notch haircuts but that was also a fun and welcoming space. Almost 15 years since he opened the doors, the Salon has by and large achieved these goals thanks to its beautiful d?cor and friendly and professional staff. Rather than get bogged down by an unwieldy list of spa treatments, the team's focus is reserved solely for hair treatments. That consistent emphasis has allowed them to provide specialized, high-quality results and perfect their skills, so much that they can cut hair with their feet.