From a storefront tucked inside one of Capitol Hill’s many brick buildings, stylist-owned Salon Moxi offers basic cut and styling services, as well as full and partial-foil color, balayage color application, hair extensions and chemical-free dreadlocks. Inside, high ceilings, stormy blue walls, wood floors and large plants and trees create a safari-like feeling for customers hunting for that elusive perfect look. Funky stylists love to deliver a dramatic look, but still play well with requests from those who keep it safe for work or like a more understated look. Hairdressers use sustainable and eco-friendly product lines containing natural ingredients and excluding harsh chemicals, including Italian brand Davines, Kevin Murphy’s salon line and sulfate-free line Loma, meaning customers never need to feel guilty for looking good.
Red Chair’s Capitol Hill storefront salon, with its festive streetlights and bright red walls, offers an energizing take on the hair care basics — cuts, styling and color — and delivers them with thoughtful touches like a scalp massage with shampooing. Style seekers can get a flatiron or updo for a special occasion, and those seeking a color shift can choose from full foil or partial foil treatments, cellophane therapy and balayage techniques, as well as lash tinting to make sure brows match the mane. Moroccan Oil treatments and products are available to hydrate all hair types, and those interested in hair removal can choose from sugaring or waxing (including Brazilian). Online appointment scheduling is a nice perk.
The estheticians-in-training at Gary Manuel Aveda Institute promote inner and outer beauty with an array of skin and hair services in an atmosphere that celebrates the individual creativity of each student. All of the institute's students exclusively use the same products developed by Aveda, a socially conscious company that produces a full line of natural beauty products carried at nearly 7,000 salons and spas. Popular products deliver on Aveda's commitment to well-rounded earthly beauty with ecofriendly packaging cradling ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants.
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People don't need extravagant decorations and recordings of endlessly babbling brooks in order to relax. The only things necessary are skincare and spa treatments proven to yield results, and Elizabeth Beauty Spa recognizes this. That's why they wield equipment acquired from Italy and France to correct their clients' skin imperfections and contour curves with noninvasive services. Body-slimming technologies sculpt forms with infrared heat that helps the body release toxins or computerized equipment that sends massage-like sensations to contract muscles and gradually push lunch out of reach. Signature facials and microdermabrasion help fight signs of aging, sun damage, and blemishes, and Italy bio cell modulation restores skin with a hybrid of microcurrent and nonthermal light-based technology.
The savvy stylists of Chemistry, a Celsius Salon practice shampoo shamanism in a modern industrial setting. Gentlemen can check follicular overgrowth with the men’s cut ($30+), and ladies can shoot for a smart new ‘do with the women’s styling ($40+). The Virgin Tint ($60+) allows devious locks to hide the colorful trysts of their past, and the Hair Reconstructive System ($25+) recharges protein- and moisture-starved head hides. Special occasions and depressed 'do's can call for the gravity defying updo service ($50+). Both salons’ sleek furnishings create a chic, futuristic ambience akin to the cryogenically frozen Burt Gilliam.