Though they have a brick-and-mortar shop, Elmo's Full Service Salon's stylists spend much of their time out in the community. They make convenient house calls and administer mobile makeovers at local hospitals and rehab centers. Whether on-location or within the salon, the stylists listen carefully to each client's telepathic ponytail and select the perfect combination of services. Aside from standard cuts and colors, the staff can add hair extensions, wax eyebrows, and sculpt nails during mani-pedis.
Clients at Ideal Tan and Skin Care can slip into UVA or high-pressure tanning beds or opt for sunless VersaSpa tanning. In addition to the booth spray tans, the staff members also airbrush skin for custom color. The in-house aesthetician performs body waxes and FIT body wraps designed to detox the body.
Iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe hang from the bubblegum-pink walls of Your Hearts Desire Hair Studio. That starlet’s rise to fame is an inspiration to the salon’s stylists and nail technicians, who do everything in their power to make clients Hollywood-ready. Aside from face-flattering haircuts and highlights, they offer indulgent spa treatments such as hot-stone mani-pedis. From time to time, they even enhance their nail treatments with seasonal scents that include peppermint, apple spice, and fresh-baked popsicle.
The staff at Hairteck model their studio after European salons to pursue a with their hair, nail, and massage services: to emphasize each client's natural beauty. They approach their salon services as if "the face is a picture and the hair is the frame," so stylists craft the most museum-ready tresses after personal consultations that determine a style that will fit the client's look and lifestyle. Massage therapists create a peaceful oasis with plush carpeting, soft light, and a trio of bonsai trees to help guests relax and enjoy Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone services.
Walls of smooth stones add a rustic contrast to the interior's modern style. Bold, black shapes hold tall mirrors in front of asymmetrical styling chairs, and red accents liven up the neutral color palette in the form of a sleek couch in the waiting area and artwork throughout the salon.
Virtually no aesthetic concerns go unaddressed at Essentials Spa and Salon, which employs a diverse team of stylists and aestheticians as well as med-spa technicians armed with contemporary cosmetic technology. The salon staff keeps its clients looking sharp by pampering tresses with haircare products by Moroccanoil, KMS, and L'Oréal Professional, and the nail technicians augment their mani-pedis with everything from paraffin dips to agave-nectar rubs.
The massage therapists treat concerns beneath the surface by kneading overstressed muscles with a variety of soothing modalities, but the med-spa team also strives to effect deeper changes. Overseen by Dr. Michael Lesser, the technicians can employ cutting-edge equipment and products, including microdermabrasion wands, a cosmetic laser system, and clinical-strength skincare balms. These treatments collectively rejuvenate the skin while minimizing the appearance of blemishes that typically accompany aging, sun exposure, or frequent naps in a bathtub full of wet newspapers.