The color scheme inside Seven Seas Spa & Salon transitions from chartreuse to cool blues, as if narrating, in color, the space's shift from the liveliness of the friendly stylists on the hair-salon floor to the relaxation of the soothing spa services. Using all-natural Aveda products, the hair designers snip away and demonstrate the skills they've learned in the educational workshops they attend regularly to keep abreast of the latest cut, color, and styling trends. Equally savvy spa technicians work back in the spa space, lit by royal-blue bulbs and accented by cascading light fixtures and wavy white walls. Inside private treatment rooms, gentle facials and massages immerse clients in soothing scents and sensations as effectively as a jacuzzi whose water has been replaced with aromatherapy oil.
As an Aveda Concept salon, Assaf Aveda Salon utilizes a full line of Aveda products to refashion hair into sleek, luxurious locks. The salon welcomes guests into its spacious abode with an array of spa-like amenities. All services come with a steaming cup of organic herbal tea, a complimentary scalp massage with a hot towel and aromatic oil, and a hand massage with Aveda Hand Relief cream. Hardwood floors encourage posttreatment sock skating, and chrome-and-leather chairs provide the ideal furniture for games of pretend spaceship piloting.
Walking in to Armandeus, the first thing clients will likely notice is the stark whiteness of the place: the walls, the floor, the ceiling. It creates a uniquely modern and clean aesthetic, but it also allows the ruby red and lime green chairs to pop, not to mention the shelves filled with green, purple, and yellow bottles. But the bottles are not for display only; licensed stylists use them during their designer cuts and keratin services. For color services, the team relies on L'Oreal INOA color, which eschews all amonia ingredients and, like a month-and-a-half long shower, keeps hair hydrated for up to six weeks.
A graduate of the Aveda Institute, Jessica Bruno opened FeNom Salon and covered its indigo walls with products by Redken, Pureology, and MoroccanOil. Her educated stylists craft new 'dos with services such as ombre and balayage coloring techniques and Keratin Complex smoothing treatments. When Jessica isn't working on her home turf, she hits the road for weddings, fashion shows, and photo shoots. She also spends her off-hours honing her makeup skills and soaking up as much knowledge as she can about the beauty industry, like a sea sponge in cosmetic school.
At Studio Luxe, skilled hands perform head-to-toe cosmetic transformations. A stylist can accentuate natural hair with full highlights or a straightening treatment or add length and volume by attaching extensions with tape, micro links, or heartwarming group bonding exercises. The multitalented staff also offers permanent or traditional makeup, mani-pedis, and bridal beauty services.
Upon entering Robar Beauty Salon & Spa, a visitor might first notice the recently remodeled interior, splashes of canary yellow or vibrant fuchsia, or the smell of organic hair products wafting through the air. But owner William Robar?an industry veteran of almost 40 years?remembers his salad days in less prosperous locations. His first salon "was so busy I didn't know where to put the people!" he laughs, recalling its cramped layout. His clientele ranged from street criminals to drug dealers. "In those days it was wild. Every walk of life came into my salon."
Now a sought-after celebrity stylist, William has clipped and styled famous hair for Frank Sinatra, Barbara Walters, and President Bill Clinton, who needed a trim before delivering a presidential speech. Inside his upscale salon, William and his team of certified stylists use their fashion instincts and mastery of the sibilant scissor language to team up with shears and craft elegant coifs for men, women, and children.