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.
The infrared saunas at Silver Spring Hair Scalp & Wellness Clinic harness naturally occurring far-infrared radiant heat to help clients shed excess water weight and detoxify their bodies in 20-minute sauna sessions. During each session, gentle warmth raises clients' core body temperatures to encourage a healthy sweat, helping rid the body of environmental toxins, heavy metals, and lost sea monkeys. The heat boosts the circulatory and lymphatic systems and accelerates the body's metabolism, which can dissolve fat cells and flush them away to create trimmer profiles. Muscle tension from overexertion, minor injury, or arthritis can melt away during restful sauna sessions as oxygen and blood flow increase in afflicted areas. After a series of treatments, clients can feel slimmer, enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing, and boil water with a simple smoldering touch.
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.
For Dalissa Sanchez, creating beauty is a team effort. She asks her patrons for input during services, using their guidance and her expertise as a former hair-color educator and industry speaker to create styles that naturally flatter each client's best features. As a stylist and aesthetician, she relies on vitamin-infused treatments that strengthen hair and skin; as a nail technician she hydrates limbs with paraffin and arctic algae so that clients don't have to plunge their arms in bubbling geothermal springs. During makeup applications, for which Sanchez's portfolio covers everything from formal occasions to special effects, she perfects faces with airbrush foundation and long-lasting eyelash extensions.
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.