There's virtually no type of hair that A Strand A Head's stylists can't handle. For years, they've been tending to 'dos of every length and texture. During individual appointments and styling parties, they update hairstyles with chic cuts, current color techniques, and texture treatments such as the frizz-smoothing keratin infusion. Visitors also can shop for take-home haircare products by various high-end brands in the salon's retail boutique.
While one staffer carefully draws on an intricate henna tattoo, another uses two twisted threads to cleanly remove unwanted facial hair. This is the Threading & Henna Salon, where the team specializes in Indian beauty services, including herbal facials. The licensed aestheticians are also experts in waxing and makeup applications, which they can tailor to a night out, a wedding, or an afternoon black-tie barbecue.
The decor at Top Level Salon may be simple, but its treatments are anything but. A flash of color at the ends gives hair a trendy ombre effect. Eyelash extensions take the place of mascara for a bold, dramatic look. And instead of being done with traditional brushes, makeup is airbrushed on to ensure a flawless application.
Inspired by her heritage, owner Paula Anzellotti named her salon Forbici, which translates to “scissors” in Italian. Anzellotti opened the salon with consultant Deena Fazzio, recruiting experienced beauty professionals to upgrade clients' hair, nails, and skin. Cuts and colors add subtle or dramatic changes to hair dos, and waxes groom brows, lips, and chins. Nail technician Michael draws from more than 30 years of experience to make fingertips and toenails look sharp and professional as they scratch lotto tickets.
International Institute of Cosmetology founder Carmelo Gugliotti began his career as a professional hairdresser when he was 16. He gradually built his passion into a successful business, entering international competitions and earning leadership positions within multiple cosmetology groups. Now supported by his beauty-minded family—including his wife and three sons—Gugliotti trains stylists and aestheticians in rigorous, accredited courses.
As part of their training, students offer a full menu of hair, nail, and spa services that incorporates Wella coloring and Dermalogica skincare products. Instructors supervise each treatment to ensure pupils don’t disregard protocol or use their untutored genius to make clients too beautiful for this world.
The stylists at Hair Works Family Hair Care have seen it all. That comes with the territory when you work at a salon that caters to every member of the family?men, women, children, and Alfs. Their service menu is as varied as their client list; elite designer cuts transform shaggy manes into sleek hairdos, and professional keratin treatments straighten strands to make styling a cinch. Color retouches, highlights, and toners are also on the docket, as are permanent waves.