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.
Within Sun Kissed Tan and Spa’s pristinely clean facilities, bronzing specialists darken skin tones with UV-free spray-tanning sessions flawlessly matched to each client’s most flattering shade. Prior to each spritzing, bronze seekers can choose their tanning preference—a subtle hint of color, a medium glow, or a deep tropical tan—and toss on a swimsuit, skivvies, or a perforated parka. Tanning technicians then take about 20–30 minutes to douse skinscapes in a safe golden mist, leaving skin perfectly sun smooched for an average of five to seven days. After treatment, clients should avoid showering or streaking through car washes for at least six hours.
Once you have your Groupon, you can get an appointment with one of Viva's staff of master hair shamans, who know how to snip and charm the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Each professional stylist routinely soaks in the trends and styles to ensure the utmost tender care to needy noodle nests, and he or she will happily work with your particular whims or offer whims of their own free of charge. After a thorough shampoo, your stylist will keenly sense your innermost hair-yearnings, then direct careful scissors in tune with your thoughts and dreams, letting creative forces flow wildly onto your scalp for a haircut that revolutionizes the way you look in the mirror—inside and out ($40 value). Soon after, the scalp will receive a deep conditioning treatment using high-end Eufora products to hydrate and preserve new 'do ($20 value). Afterward, in the streets, you might find that your magnificent mane busts the binds of its bowler hat and leaps into sunshine, dappling dark alleyways.