At Chloe Hair Colour & Design, an Aveda salon, the staff kicks off every visit with a thorough consultation that charts the proper path toward personalized hair fashion. They whisk guests past a massive selection of Aveda products toward black leather salon chairs or black leather loungers, the latter of which nestle up next to a color bar. After haircuts, full colors, or partial highlights?just a snapshot of their service menu?the stylists teach a bit of homecare education, so that clients know it?s okay to put their hairstyles near mousse but not a mouse.
At Lighten Up Salon & Spa, a black-and-white checkered ceiling looks down on hardwood floors as aestheticians bustle away at pampering, styling, and bronzing their guests. As clients relax in cherry-red swiveling chairs, stylists shape brows, root out unwanted hair with wax treatments, and transform coifs with perms, haircuts, highlights and lowlights, and color treatments. Forsaking its name, Lighten Up turns down customers’ white balance with tailored airbrush-tanning treatments that imbue skin with a beach-ready bronze without clients having to bake under the sun or marinate in a bathtub filled with third-place trophies.
For 23 years, registered nurse Elizabeth Ketah assisted with surgeries—an occupation that requires both patience and great attention to detail. Now that she is certified by Lavish Lashes and trained in advanced skin care, she employs her meticulous nature as she carefully and safely applies lashes and crafts custom skin-care treatments. She also tints lashes and brows, and shapes brows to resemble delicate arches or sturdy flying buttresses.
Sun Tan City’s trained tanning consultants help clients get bronzed via UV-free tanning booths and ergonomic tanning beds. Guests can schedule a single visit to touch up an existing tan, purchase a multivisit package to get a discounted rate, or become a member to take advantage of the salon’s 100% guarantee.
Licensed electrologist Stephanie Peek uses electrolysis to remove unwanted hair. She places a thin probe in the follicle that emits a shortwave radio frequency to disable hair growth and alert nearby truck drivers of skin-smoothing opportunities. The process is recognized as a permanent form of hair removal by the FDA.
Dee'Sign Nail Salon's head nail tech Demetria "Dee" Jordan wields 10 years of experience imbuing fingernails and toenails with vibrant new caps. Put your hands where a member of the skilled staff can see them, and you'll be rewarded with a neat nail trimming of fingernails and toenails. Perfectly symmetrical tips will take the place of formerly unruly edges, and cuticles will be gently groomed into a more sightly disposition. Dee'Sign's staff dips limb-tips into polishes from brands such as OPI, Orly, and China Glaze with the attentiveness and care of a zookeeper bottle-feeding a newborn snake. After the mani-pedi, a nail technician buffs dry skin and removes tar and feathers from hands and feet with an exfoliating sea-salt scrub.
Since 1994, the stylists at Techniques Salon have beautified men’s, women’s, and children’s hair with cuts and coloring services, as well as waxing and nailcare. The salon’s tangle-reducing keratin treatments, designed for those with curly hair or a habit of storing half-chewed bubble gum under their pigtails, use four different types of Keratin Complex treatments to tame clients’ locks and create sleek, shiny styles.