The beauty pros at Shiny Luk keep the hair on their clients? heads styled and primped, while making sure unwanted fuzz on bodies remains in check with a full menu of waxing and threading services. Because waxing and threading techniques remove hair by the root, they offer longer-lasting results than shaving or snipping each hair with a cigar cutter.
At Belisa Salon, owner and certified Redken haircolorist Isabel Feiteira calls upon skills honed at New York City's Redken Exchange and L.A.'s Sebastian Institute to bring clients the most advanced hair services available. Leading a talented team of stylists—including 25-year industry veteran and hair-texture specialist Glennette Goings—Feiteira's dexterous hands wield shears, razors, and texturizing scissors as she creates cutting-edge looks for men, women, and kids. But its her hair-coloring expertise that really sets the salon apart. Consultations include a hair and scalp analysis—also a Feiteira specialty—as stylists pinpoint a color treatment that won't clash with the client's lifestyle or argyle-loving shopping buddy. Redken Color Fusion treatments create dimensional color courtesy of permanent colorcremes infused with polymers and proteins that condition parched strands, while color-gloss treatments from Shades EQ help rebalance brassy tones and enhance the depth of dyed or natural shades.
Beyond hairstyling, Belisa Salon also offers nail treatments ranging from basic manicures to gel-polish overlays, and waxing services that start at the brows and move steadily southward.
The stylists at Salon DP LoRana care for hair of all types, whether it's long and curly or pixie-cut and straight. They cut and style strands, apply long-lasting color, and maintain hair health with K-Pak products. In addition to crafting elegant hairstyles, their skilled hands can professionally apply makeup to highlight brides’ best features for their wedding day. Salon DP LoRana also offers extensions and Brazilian blowouts for more dramatic hair-based transformations.
Armed with products from Matrix and Pravana, the stylists at Shear Aura Hair Design transform tresses. They maintain the health of hair with trims and nourishing conditioners and reduce frizz for up to 12 weeks with smoothing treatments. To ready clients for special events, they arrange hair into elegant updos and artfully apply makeup.
The quest of self-dubbed “Green Beauty Queen,” a.k.a Valerie Mason-Robinson, to find the most effective products and treatments for skincare has reached as far as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There, her research taught her how environmental factors can impact the skin, which then sent her in search for natural and organic products as well as holistic treatments. Since founding Eden Organix, Ms. Mason-Robinson and her staff of aestheticians cosset bodies with facials, body wraps, salon services, and waxing treatments that celebrate her environmental activism with eco-friendly techniques and products.
With more than 30 years of cosmetology experience, Morgan's Hair Mastery founder Patricia Moreno—or "Ms. Pat" to her clients—helms the black, white and red salon. She skillfully clips cuts, daubs on bright or subtle color, glues and sews in weaves, smoothes strands with relaxers, and crafts kids' braids as part of her repertoire of multicultural salon services.