Stylist Kristi Vanmeter transforms clients’ hair within Reflections Salon, a polished beauty studio with hanging lights and gleaming black floors. She draws on more than 20 years of experience as she infuses locks with rich color, performs chic ombre dip-dyes, and straightens tresses with formaldehyde-free blowouts. Patrons can also leave the salon with smooth, clean expanses of skin, thanks to Kristi’s waxing expertise.
At Salon DG, stylists understand the widespread impact hair can have. Rather than scrapping trimmed ends, they package them up for the Matter of Trust organization. Matter of Trust transforms the hair bits into absorbent mats, which protect coastal wildlife from hazards by sopping up oil spills and protect bald eagles from ridicule by outfitting them with tiny wigs. They also ship discarded tufts that measure 10 or more inches to Locks of Love.
Along with their philanthropic cuts, the beautifiers augment salon services from coloring to styling with their distinct artistic flair. Their signature treatment, the Pravana Perfection smoothing blowout, foregoes the harsh chemicals of similar processes for a gentle complex that fights frizz without flattening curls. The salon's nail technician welcomes clients into her separate spa pedicure room, complete with a plush pedicure chair, which, like a vampire on prom night, blends into the surrounding pops of black and scarlet. Patrons who opt to book appointments online earn $1 toward future services or products.
The gleaming mirrors of Leytha's Day Spa & Salon serve a simple purpose?to show patrons the results of the salon's hair artists, nail technicians, and skin specialists. Ornate frames and expertly placed lighting draw the eye to each of the mirrors, just as the elegant hairstyles, micro-bead extensions, and protein treatments can add drama to hair as it frames and highlights the face. The opulence of the mirrors is matched by the diversity of the beauty services: nail technicians transform hands with detailed manicure and pedicure services or add sparkle with nail art, rhinestones, or tiny, battery-powered LED signs that flash "I have pretty hands" over and over again.
As an Aveda Lifestyle Spa and Salon, Amenities Day Spa - Fig Garden upholds a policy of social and environmental responsibility, which manifests in the form of philanthropy for local charities and the use of eco-friendly products in the studio. Skincare treatments rely on botanical ingredients to cleanse pores and combat wrinkles, whereas body treatments come laden with green, natural elements such as seaweed or rosemary. In addition to these holistic offerings, the team here also helps clients reshape their silhouettes with noninvasive lipo-laser treatments. These target fat cells in localized areas such as the hips, waist, or thighs.
Nail technician Arianna Genini tops nails with artwork ranging from intricate patterns to strawberries and flowers. In addition to traditional acrylic nails, she can coat both real and faux nails with glitter so talons go on shimmering whether they're covered in polish or shamelessly nude. Arianna works inside Trésorle Salon and Spa alongside other hair, massage, and skincare specialists.
Judging by their titles, Loanne the manicurist, Veronica the colorist, Donato the barber, and America the stylist could be the members of a salon-themed rock band. Instead, they're the staff at the heart of Blue Moon Salon, a boutique beauty shop. This quartet works together to perform precise custom haircuts for men, women, and kids, coloring treatments and highlights, and manicures with vibrant, glittery polishes.