From its state-of-the-art ventilation system to its organic and natural hair coloring and products, Pure Salon strives to maintain an eco-friendly atmosphere that promotes healthy hair and clean breathing. The stylists use organic colors and hair care products whenever possible, but also incorporate traditional colors for locks with textures and colors that don't lend themselves well to organic treatments. Along with salon services, the staff beautifies clients with Jane Iredale makeup applications for any occasion, the acceptance of an assistant professorship at a prestigious clown college being no exception. They also render the experience more pleasurable by treating each guest to cups of organic coffee or tea.
Whether attending to a client's facial needs or love of eclectic nail colors, the aestheticians at Cosmetic Boutique are committed to their use of organic and paraben-free beauty products. This gallery of makeup and skincare formulas includes products by brands such as Jane Iredale, Skinceuticals, and Natura Bissé. The boutique mainly serves as a personalized small-scale shopping experience, where trained staff walk customers through their stock. And yet, as a combination beauty shop and med spa, it also has staff who perform services ranging from oxygen-infused facials with exfoliation and extractions to waxing and airbrush tanning.
At Hernan Prada Hair, even a simple trim is a personalized opus. The stylists here all have trained in a specialized cutting technique that snips hair according to how it naturally falls rather than taking off a designated number of inches at a 90-degree angle. The result is a custom cut that flatters each guest's hair type and face. The team takes the same kind of meticulous approach to color treatments, which range from multidimensional bi-tone hues to hand painted balayage highlights, a more precise alternative to foils. The salon also stocks organic products from Surface.
The man behind these careful methods, Hernan Prada, has devoted most of his life to perfecting them. He began working as a stylist's apprentice in Argentina at age 16. At Llongueras—known for receiving such clients as the Spanish royal family and Salvador Dalí—Hernan accrued enough know-how to move to New York and open his own venue. Now, the Scarsdale Patch reports that he's styled models for Hermes and Valentino, among other companies. Despite his closeness to celebrity, he runs Hernan Prada Hair as an inviting setting for everyday guests and eco-friendly practices.
There are many ways to get a tan, and the proprietors of Electric Beach aren't content to offer just one. In addition to maintaining tanning beds in multiple levels that help to gradually lend skin a sun-kissed look, the salon's staff offers customized airbrush treatments that give skin a golden hue without exposing it to harmful rays or Golden Grahams.