Natural light from large picture windows spreads across Allure Hair Spa’s polished hardwood floors like butter on toast, brightening the earth-toned walls surrounding them. This warmth reflects what owners Nicole and Ginger hoped to evoke when they teamed up to open Allure more than four years ago. The pair offers 18 years of styling experience each and employs a trained staff of hair manipulators to engineer sleek new styles and apply color and highlights. Assisting in this one-stop beauty shop, aestheticians administer waxes for brows, lips, and chins.
Shampoo Salon’s Asian-themed décor and wooden floors set the scene for tranquil salon getaways presided over by a staff of deft stylists. Color experts consult with clients to mix custom dyes for highlights, lowlights, and full-color treatments. The staff strives to limit the salon's carbon footprint, committed to using eco-friendly haircare products in exchange for milder winters.
Like artists heading outdoors to catch the best light for a photo, the brilliant colorists at ds Parada encircle their patrons' scalp-beards with brilliant halos of light. The salon features precise lighting designed to imitate late-afternoon daylight so patrons will get a clear picture of their pigment updates, even if they can't make it to the studio until evening. The expert head-shapers begin each visit with a free consultation to evaluate skin tone, examine eye color, and consult the rooftop hair guru for special advice. Basic head shearings for men ($30+) and women ($45+) blaze new trails through skulltop flora, and the tress technicians skillfully readjust pigmentation values with toners ($30), glazes ($30), and full colors ($90+). Further follicle enhancements feature spot highlights ($50+), French-style paint-in colors ($60+), full foils ($100+), and artificially intelligent self-styling hair implants (pricing varies).
Jay Christopher’s Salon delivers primp without pomp to corporeal entities of both genders. The single-process hue-sprucer (a $65+ value), specially-conjured during a pre-transformation consultation, will tint dull locks a fresh new shade, enlivening and enriching them for their segue into summer. Scissor swipes and the hot breath of a ‘do dryer will create a sleek cut and style (a $35+ value for women, a $23 value for men) worthy of an envious foot stamp from Dorian Gray. Jay Christopher’s Salon caps its pampering package with take-home travel size tastes of shampoo and conditioner from the Paul Mitchell mini-bar.
Relying on her more than 20 years of experience, master stylist and colorist Andrea Afshari leads her team at Salon 77 as they create custom looks for clients, tailoring them to each individual's style and facial features. The staff is equally adept at caring for both men's and women's hair, and clients can stop in for a simple haircut or blowout, or opt for a more striking makeover with a color or texturizing treatment. The stylists tint locks with organically derived Alfaparf color products, and they also stock their shelves with Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics for visitors who want to continue the beautification process at home or create the world's most realistic-looking jack-o'-lantern.
If you plop your finger down on a spinning globe, chances are Rivkah has lived there. She?s set down roots in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the United States, and she brings her world-traveling eclecticism?along with 15 years of experience?into each haircut. At her salon, she teams up with a crew of other master stylists, Rising Star?level apprentices, and sentient scissors to deliver fetching styles to her clients. To sweeten the coif-cropping deal, Rivkah offers complimentary bang trims for clients and brow shaping with every color service.