Maria Guasta started cosmetology school in her junior year of high school and earned her license before she even graduated. When she turned 23, she bought Savage Hair International and devised her own training program for the stylists she hired, sculpting manes for Broadway productions and New York Fashion Week in the meantime. Two decades later, this style prodigy turned beauty-industry veteran continues to develop her salon and personally train each of her stylists, equipping them with products by Schwarzkopf and MoroccanOil. In her spare time, she spreads her instructional talents beyond her salon's walls as an educator with the Rusk creative team, teaching other stylists how to forge stylish haircuts without actually lowering their clients' ears.
Master stylist and salon manager Amira Saldana leads the education team at Mia’s Salon, ensuring her stylists are up to date on snip techniques and color services from the Alfaparf Milano color line. Specializing in Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy, Mia’s Salon helps tame wayward curls and frizz on both natural and chemically-treated hair for 3–5 months. The salon's on-site aesthetician, Natalie Saldana, soothes troubled epidermises with deluxe facials that employ massage techniques, and she removes unwanted fuzz through body-waxing treatments and follicle exorcisms.
As its name suggests, Mind & Body Care seeks to address both the aesthetic and emotional center of each guest who enters its cozy studio. The physical side of this goal finds fulfillment through the efforts of two technicians: Beth, a licensed and certified medical aesthetician with 10 years of skin care experience, and Lori, an aesthetician who pursued medical aesthetics after earning her license from Pivot Point Academy. Their areas of expertise echo the spa's offerings, which range from Swedish massage to medical-grade peels. Nails and tresses find creative shaping through the mastery of Elyse, an innovative hairstylist, and Arlette, a veteran nail artist with 18 years of experience.
Those seeking emotional respite can schedule wellness treatments with Bobbi, a former nurse whose 25 years of experience eventually led her toward more holistic therapies. Hypnotherapy, guided imagery, and EFT all take different paths in helping to rid clients of repressed traumas, harmful addictions, and subconscious negativity accrued from sleeping on pillowcases embroidered with curse words.
In a relaxation haven perched just outside of the city, Eve Beauty Salon's stylists have spiffed up beauty-seekers for more than two decades, specializing in contemporary haircuts and bridal makeup. Hair whisperers stay abreast of the latest styling, cutting, and coloring techniques for men, women, and show horses alike. After locks luxuriate in a hot-oil head massage or lengthen with the aid of fused extensions, countenances soak up hydration and stoke a natural glow with the help of 24-karat-gold and rose-petal facials. Eve Beauty Salon rounds out its laundry list of services with eyelash extensions, henna tattoos, nose piercings, and henna tattoos of pierced noses.
At Asha SalonSpa, aestheticians and massage therapists combine forces to ensure the whole-body well-being of clients. Spa services such as facials, microdermabrasions, and prenatal care coddle the corpus from head to toe, beginning with a neck pillow and cup of tea. At the salon, makeup and nail services revitalize faces and fingers, and hair treatments such as cuts and color rely on Aveda’s natural line of products. Asha also offers several massages, including deep-tissue, couples, and chakra-balancing modalities, allowing patrons to unwind without setting off their clockwork motors.
Spa Martinique offers an expansive menu of customized services and wellness treatments to help clients look and feel their best. A 30-minute Little Black Dress all-over makeover includes a full-body exfoliation and a hydration with a body wrap that can reveal skin with more glow than a million phosphorescent ceiling star stickers. Half-hour express custom facials deep clean, tone, and moisturize mugs to free pores from any excess buildup that might ruin graduation portraits or NASCAR photo finishes.