Over the last 10 years, Skin Essentials Med Spa & Hair Salon owner Kelly Davis has prettified more than 2,000 faces with the SofTap permanent-makeup technique. She sidesteps the racket and pain of traditional tattoo-machine methods to gently apply the pigment with a hand tool, giving her absolute control to craft a subtle lip shape or a seductively arched brow. Guests can find similar attention to detail in the spa's repertoire of other beautifying services, from simple mani-pedis to advanced exfoliation peels that obscure signs of aging. Those looking to amp up their aesthetic moxie can enlist in a variety of services such as weight loss treatments, spray tanning, lash extensions, and Lipo Plex. Injections of Botox or Restylane keep skin surfaces as smooth as a pancake, and full-body scrubs and masks treat the whole physique to ensure that even your Achilles' heel embodies a beauty that belies its vulnerability.
When it comes to hair color, Travis Evans is a perfectionist. One of her specialties is color correction—a procedure that evens out and adjusts the tone of hair dye so that it better suits the client's tastes. She also meticulously applies highlights, which enliven 'dos with complementary shades and shadows.
However, she takes just as much joy in crafting a completely new look as she does in tweaking different hues. Her extensions add voluminous length, Brazilian blowouts tame frizz, and special-occasion updos prep hair for fancy events. In addition to her styling services, she also waxes brows, lips, chins, and sideburns.
For some people, a treat is a donut and a warm latte; for others, it is a new haircut. At La Petite Salon, those indulgences are just a door apart. Professional hairstylist Fadia Saadi performs a wide variety of services in her salon, which is connected to the La Petite Market café and bakery. There, she transforms frizzy 'dos with keratin treatments, adds dimension with highlights, and uses a simple cotton thread to pluck unwanted hairs.
Located within the honey-toned confines of Mélange Gallery of Salons—whose plush leather couches and heigh ceilings bestow and upscale vibe—stylists Ransy and Angelina of True Color Salon sculpt new hairdos on clients of all ages. Together, the experienced pair specializes in mixing colors and designing foil patterns that complement their clients, as well as creating eye-catching updos for big events.
Satori means sudden enlightenment, and at Satori Salon that moment comes when stylists spin clients around to face the mirror and a brand new cut and color are revealed. Inside this Washington Avenue salon in the Heights, dark bamboo paneling and wooden Buddhas create a Zen-like feeling. The Satori experience isn’t just about getting a haircut; it’s about creating the perfect hair design in a lush atmosphere. The designers here are all established stylists, and many have master-level color training and experience working on photo shoots and runway shows. A great hairstyle might not lead to sudden enlightenment, but it can definitely be a great surprise during the big reveal.
Transformations to hair are only limited to the imagination at Innovative Looks. Subtle gradients of blue and candy-apple red adorn tresses with watercolor-like simplicity, while rainbow-dyed locks mean clients no longer have to bring a raincloud and a sunbeam with them everywhere they go. Hair imparts a sharper look when snipped into a sleek a-line, and keratin treatments provide long-lasting smoothness without the frizz.