"All women are beautiful," says Amis Saab, owner of Amaci Salon. His goal is to enhance this natural beauty with treatments designed to make hair shine and skin glow. Drawing on professional salon products from Aquage, Pureology, and Redken, Saab and his talented staff of stylists correct split ends and add new dimension to ‘dos with designer cuts and vibrant highlights. Alternatively, waxing and threading services remove hair that has overstayed its welcome on the face and body, and makeup applications help one stand out in a room crowded with one’s clones. The contemporary looks that Saab brings to his clients overflow into his salon, where black leather couches accent white walls and modern salon chairs check out their reflections in thick-framed mirrors.
When its doors first opened, Hair Garden Salon became a dream fulfilled for owner Maria Affeln. She developed a passion for hairstyling as a teenager in Brazil, which she pursued after moving to the U.S., training across the country until she had the skill set and resources to open her own salon. Her philosophy is that hair should be treated like a plant—constantly nourished and checked for rabbit warrens—to make sure it receives the proper nutrients and grows healthily. She and her staff use OrganiColorSystem color, perm, and keratin products that transform hair without harmful chemicals. The roster of services also includes haircuts for men and women, lash extensions, and waxing services.
When it comes to making hair look great, the stylists at Mogi'z on Newbury know every trick in the book. Haircuts are just the tip of the iceberg that is their treatment menu, which also includes color touchups, highlights, perms, and Japanese straightening treatments. They can even prep hair for special occasions such as weddings and coronations, helping you look your best on the throne with a formal updo or elegant extensions.
Modern lights hang from the ceiling like glowing wine glasses, illuminating cherry-red walls, hardwood floors, and a lush wooden wraparound counter. Amid these cozy accents, skilled stylists dispense of split ends and craft a modern style to match lifestyle and personality. Guests can also pluck from the salon's ample bouquet of non-hair-beautifying services, which range from mani-pedi treatments to sunless-tanning sessions.
Brands Used: Framesi, Redken, Biolage, Shuga and more
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Ask your stylist for product recommendations for your hair type. Our products are always discounted.
What's the number one grooming tip every person should know?
Partially dry your hair with a blow dryer, or air dry, before brushing. Brushing wet hair can damage your strands and cause split ends. Flat-paddle brushes are the best if you must brush your wet hair.
Part of being a good stylist is mastering the art of conversation. What are some pro tips for talking to strangers?
[We] bring up topics everyone can relate to. [We] ask about family, kids, work, what they do for fun or what plans they have for their days off.
Romanos 1 Salon takes style cues from the elegance of Italy. Elements of Roman architecture are present in the decor, and even the haircare products are Italian?the staff has the complete Echos Line collection at their disposal. They use the brand's nourishing properties to help with haircuts, deep conditioning, and color treatments, as well as texturizing services that leave hair with straight or imbued with springy curls depending on patrons' preferences.
In addition to their hair services, the team also pampers nails with mani-pedis, flatter faces with makeup, and clear away unwanted hair with wax. Each appointment begins with a beauty consultation that nails down the client's preferred look, ensuring that they communicate closely with the stylist instead of bashfully passing notes to them over their shoulder.