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 and nail 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.
At Utopik Salon, there isn?t just one keratin treatment?there are four. Keratin hair masks and multivitamins nourish strands, and keratin straightening treatments come in two different styles, both of which smooth locks and control frizz. The stylists are just as adept with classic salon offerings, snipping hair into chic shapes and painting highlights that brighten color more subtly than a bright-red top hat.
Stylists at Baliza Salon draw on their arsenal of salon-quality products from brands such as Pureology, Redken, and Pravana when cutting and coloring clients’ hair or pampering their skin with facials. In addition to cuts, stylists also combat unwanted frizz with keratin-infused Brazilian gloss treatments and add volume and length with hair extensions. Away from the styling floor, aestheticians cleanse pores with facials, and nail technicians add shellac polish to keep nails looking as fresh as a crisp head of lettuce floating through the vacuum of outer space.
Melanie at Krush Salon is part of a team of 26 experienced hair stylists. She and her colleagues use products by brands such as Unite, Kevin Murphy, and L'Or?al to bring out the natural beauty of their clients. They can achieve such results through ombr? hair treatments, waxing or chemical peels for the skin, and deep-tissue or Swedish massages for tense muscles.
Trained stylist Jenny Lam pours seven years of experience into each mane she designs with services such as haircuts, perms, and Japanese hair-straightening treatments by Yuko. In addition to honing her skills in salons, she has studied with institutions such as Vidal Sassoon, Pureology, and Balmain Paris.
Main St Annex Salon is home to stylist Deborah Parkinson. With more than 15 years of experience, Deborah brings her training at London's Covent Garden Aveda Salon and editorial credits for fashion shoots to each of her appointments. Deborah individually consults with every client on preferred style and look, keeping in mind both seasonal trends and customer desires in order to create ideal looks. She keeps up to date on the latest hair trends, creating an ever-evolving menu of hair techniques. At Main St Annex Salon, clients may find traditional hairstyling services alongside ultramodern straightening treatments and ombre highlights, which, like leaning too close to a light bulb, leave hair brighter at the tips.