With services for men, women, and children, the beauty experts at Pure Platinum Salon use hair as a canvas to bring each client's fashion sense and personality into physical form. After consultations, they grab hold of scissors to snip split ends and sculpt looks that would make Chia Pet?mannequins crumble with envy. The stylists can also hone in on damaged hair and correct color or strengthen strands. Unlike lazy portrait painters, the team doesn't stop at the head; they can wax away unwanted body fuzz and spray skin with a golden tan so clients are ready for weddings or everyday events.
Salon Bellissimo honors the timelessness of true beauty by decorating its spa like an Ancient Roman bath with concrete urns, great columns, and a statue of Hebe, the goddess of beauty. And this reverence for history is fitting, since owner Cecilia Sammons has been in the industry for more than 30 years herself. Today, she and her staff of stylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists transform clients using modern haircare products from L’Oréal and Moroccanoil and nail polish scraped directly off Botticelli's The Birth of Venus.
Aromatic smoke fills the air of La Perle Hookah Lounge's swanky interior as visitors puff on flavored tobacco through authentic hookahs. Sitting in hip white leather couches as TVs play overhead, guests casually inhale from a group hookah in between sipping smoothies made in-house. An outdoor patio provides a respite from the smoke haze, bathing everyone in sunlight or literally bathing them when it's raining.
For nearly 20 years, Sun Tan City has been keeping its customers golden-skinned with a full complement of tanning beds and custom spray tans. A retail section stocked with tanning lotions from Pro Tan, Brown Sugar, and Supre Tan helps skin retain its glow between sessions in one of the salon’s six levels of tanning bed.
Partial owner and third-generation hairstylist David Stewart brings more than 25 years of experience and dozens of awards and accolades––including a silver medal for men's haircutting at the World Cup in Holland––to the upscale salon that bears his name. Along with co-owner and fellow artistic stylist Leslie, Stewart leads a team of talented individuals that works tirelessly to update coifs with the latest cuts and marbleizing color treatments or to recondition tresses with partial perms or hydrating masks by Lisap. Steps away, private suites await those treating themselves to a relaxing massage or pedicure, and a selection of more than 1,000 different retail products are available for purchase for those treating strands to a between-meal snack.
House Of G.E.M.S is a colorful, sparkly spa where girls—and sometimes their mothers—can bask in age-appropriate spa treatments. Little nails brighten beneath mini manicures and pedicures, while chocolate facials and glittery face painting enhance young ladies' natural glows. And because girls, to the detriment of the foundering unfriendship-bracelet industry, love to stick together, G.E.M.S also hosts group spa parties. Girls in grade school through high school can hang out in tiaras, feather boas, and spa robes as spa experts doll them up with light makeup applications and spray-in hair color.