The professionally trained hair stylists at New Styles Salon & Tanning snip and tease lifeless tresses into custom coiffures. New Style's skilled stylists massage products from Paul Mitchell, Goldwell, and Aquage into messy mops, working fragrant shampoo from the follicles to the end of each strand. Refresh cranial filaments with a personalized cut, then relax as a hair sculptor perfects your new 'do by harnessing the expeditious gusts of a cheetah-powered hair-dryer.
As a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, Accentrix's Salon and Spa integrates Paul Mitchell products into nearly every treatment. Stylists enrich manes with award-winning shampoos in the washhouse, and infuse hair with botanical styling aids at haircut stations. After a haircut or dye job, clients can take a seat at the toolbar—a workbench outfitted with salon-grade flat irons, round brushes, and monkey wrenches—and learn to reproduce their hairstyle at home. In addition to salon services, Accentrix offers spa services that enhance nails, bodies, and complexions while relaxing the mind.
Licensed massage therapist Holly Legan’s motto is “well-being begins here.” And inside Holly's Healing Hands, she promotes well-being through a range of massage techniques that break up scar tissue, disentangle muscle knots, and improve flexibility.
Ashley Wall rarely performs the same massage twice. Instead, she adapts and improvises throughout every treatment, identifying each client's particular problem spots and then addressing these aches with specialized techniques. She can utilize modalities ranging from Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure to trigger-point therapy and reflexology, unfurling knots and relieving pain as she progresses. For an additional therapeutic boost, Ashley can also incorporate heated stones or aromatherapy, helping customers feel as relaxed as a millionaire enjoying a glass of scotch next to a money-pile fire.
The astute staff at Shear Heaven Salon & Spa whispers away stress or trims tresses with an array of spa services. A massage therapist's fingers knead muscles in more than 20 modalities, and aestheticians pamper skin with milk-and-honey collagen masks, body-waxing services, and facials. Body wraps chase away toxins with natural ingredients such as Dead Sea mud, green-tea extract, and seaweed plucked directly from sleeping otters' paws. As salon patrons kick back in salon chairs, Joico-trained stylists shorten locks into daring pixie cuts or shift shades to match earth-toned abstract art on the walls.
Pine Tree Wellness Center and Spa's experienced aesthetician and technician perform expert waxing services for clients in search of silky skin. By extracting the entire hair, follicle and all, waxing results last longer than shaving and leave behind a countenance as smooth as a baby's thorax. Body waxing banishes bristle from non-cephalic locales, unfuzzing abs or chests and granting swift tugs from thigh to ankle that liberate hair-obscured shin tattoos.
Dritan Azemi’s parents wanted him to become a doctor or an engineer. But he had his own ideas about how he could best help people. Feeling a calling in the world of aesthetics, Azemi dropped out of college and moved with his family from his native Albania to southern California. One day while out walking, he happened by a beauty school and stopped in to speak with the director about enrolling. Though Azemi had planned to heal people as a massage therapist, the more he worked on the school's styling floor, the more inspired he was by the happiness his clients felt after a great haircut. On his 20th birthday, Azemi celebrated by speeding down Interstate 15—an act that got him pulled over, right at the exit leading to the Ontario Mills mall. There, he discovered what was then Allen Edwards salon, where he quickly worked up to senior stylist and educator. When industry legend and ceramic-tools innovator Adam Shuman took over, Azemi learned many of his signature styling techniques and eventually became the company's junior art director.
Azemi's parents soon announced that they were moving to Pittsburgh, and he had to give up his glamorous fashion shows and photo shoots. He retained his sunny California mentality, however, and felt he could use this to enhance salon-goers' experience in the Pittsburgh area. The accomplished stylist opened Azemi Salons in 2008, naming the business not only after himself, but after a root word in several Eastern languages that means “power” and “moving forward.” To continue forward in its client-empowering mission, his team now offers spa treatments alongside hair services, performing skin-specific facials, relaxing mani-pedis, and massages to leave muscles as relaxed as the dress code at a Halloween parade.