Patrick Viteri founded his salon in 1984, when both hair bands and the hair of Margaret Thatcher were at the peak of their popularity. Armed with DevaCurl and Paul Mitchell products and years of experience, he and his locally trained team wrangle tresses at New York, Boston, and Toronto hair shows when not cutting hair, coloring it, or serenading clients' wild curls. Sponge-painted walls, reddish-brown brick, and cozy, olive-toned chairs await visitors, who settle onto blond wood perches to receive deep-conditioning treatments in the sun-flooded space.
The Ivy Tanning Salon and Spa's stable of nail artists, massage therapists, and aestheticians caters to every beauty whim with a spectrum of treatments. During mani-pedis, technicians pull from either standard polish or long-lasting Shellac to add color and “Paint Me” notes to nails. Massage therapists narrow their scope to focus on one tense area during regional massages or combine hot stones and Swedish strokes to restore beleaguered muscles throughout the body. Nine types of facials tend to age-specific needs, such as removing impacted glitter makeup from teenaged pores or smoothing out wrinkles with doses of vitamin C. There are even multiple ways to achieve a bronze: through five types of UV tanning beds or painstaking spritzes from an airbrush artist.
The sounds of waves and birds. Flower arrangements. White leather furniture. Your senses tell you you’re in the tropics, but you’re actually at Tropical Tan, settling in for a relaxing bronzing session in one of the studio’s UV or sunless tanning booths. Voice automated and complete with dryer function, the California Tan Sunless machine spritzes down bodies with a glow that lasts for up to seven days.
Salon O's stylists transcend barbershop banality, sculpting fashionable 'dos from the comfort of their coffeehouse-like digs. Salon O crafts conventional coiffures with its signature haircut and color combinations. After sculpting locks into an eye-pleasing shape, an experienced stylist applies partial or full highlights, a color re-touch, or Tocco Italian color. The entire process lasts up to 90 minutes, but extra time should be allotted for returning the admiring gazes of construction workers, bus drivers, and toy poodles.
Salon Herdis's amiable aestheticians pamper nails, hair, and skin with doting care and ample experience, earning them the title of Best Hair and Nail Salon in the Valley by the Valley Advocate. Treat a mother, grandmother, or fairy godmother to an afternoon of luxurious rejuvenation, beginning with the 75-minute custom facial, where an epidermal expert will scrutinize skinscapes, mapping any oily or dry patches (an $85 value). According to the surface conditions observed, a team of appropriate Dermalogica treatments will get to work cleansing, softening, and discreetly tugging the corners of the mouth into an enigmatic smile. Up top, hair nests then bask in a luxurious shampoo and conditioning during which the stylist befriends each individual follicle, later peer-pressuring it into a stare-worthy style (a $30 value). Finally, in addition to traditional buffing and polishing, the spa manicure includes an extended hand massage and your choice of either a paraffin dip or aromatherapy mask (a $35 value).
Vallon MediSpa's classic european facial, a customized treatment, is a time-tested method of purifying pores, evening tone, and softening skin. During the 60-minute facial, a dermal doyen will cleanse the surface of the skin before sloughing off defunct cells with gentle exfoliation and subliminal insults.