Hair never stops growing, but the expert stylists at Luisa Hair Salons have been fighting the good fight for more than two decades. With shears and professional-grade shampoos as their weapons, they battle hair breakage and craft looks as diverse as their clients' personalities. If your hair isn't straight, curly, or glow-in-the-dark enough for your liking, no worries—the salon's chemical treatments are designed to make even the most difficult of styles a reality.
At Blowouts Salon, skilled nail technicians pamper appendages with softening paraffin wax followed by a medley of moisturizing services. Hands dip into paraffin wax to obtain a soft and silky feel before a manicurist trims, files, and brushes nails with a hue as red as a fire engine or as green as a jealous fire engine. Next, a foot scrub exfoliates soles and a mud mask relaxes and rejuvenates well-worn surfaces. A leg-and-foot massage rounds out the service, leaving clients feeling refreshed, composed, and ready to take a stand against any pessimistic palm reader.
The continually educated stylists of Ritz Hair Gallery transform manes into masterpieces with a dizzying array of services. The Moroccanoil Restorative Repair treatment counteracts damage caused by chemical processing and the sun's harsh rays in roughly 10 minutes. During the process, a cocktail of protein and argan oil restores elasticity, deeply hydrates, and strengthens strands to act as swinging ropes for kittens without snapping in half. A skilled specialist will then leave nutrient-coated locks smooth and silky with a soothing blow-dry.
Beers and haircuts might seem like an unusual combination, but they go hand in hand at The Suite Barbershop. After serving guests a chilled beverage, the experienced barbers work to create unique looks. The crew specializes in dramatic, eye-catching looks for men, from throwback styles with side parts and pompadours to high-altitude mowhawks and precision fades.
The shop itself has been designed with a similar mix of the old fashioned and contemporary: the black-and-white wallpaper is dappled with colorful pictures of classic cars and modern paintings by local artists. A mock fireplace filled with candles harks back to Victorian parlors, when all fires were too polite to fully burn.
The stylists and aestheticians––some of whom are trilingual––at Via Rio Hair Salon specialize in Brazilian beauty services that render both frizzy tresses and fuzzy body parts silky smooth. In addition to Brazilian keratin treatments, they also administer cuts, color services, and perms. Body treatments go beyond the Brazilian wax to include luxurious facials and soothing massages, and nail techs primp hands and feet with mani-pedis using traditional or shellac polish.
Before hitting the salon floor, students at American Beauty Academy first complete a regimen of classroom coursework and hands-on training on models and Barbie dolls caught in the wild. It's only then, under the watchful eye of instructor supervisors, that they're set free to show off their newly acquired hair, skin, and nail care skills to clients. Available services include not only women's hairstyling, but also color, chemical treatments, and men's barbering.