Salon Swish’s expert stylists offer a full range of high-quality salon services in a refreshingly fun and relaxed atmosphere. Ladies' 'dos ($35+) flatter and frame feminine faces, while men’s cuts ($22+) increase blind-date-success percentages. With a range of color options to choose from, full foil color ($100+), root touch-ups ($60+), or two-tone color ($70+) can take dull strands to chromatic heights only Sherpas can comfortably breathe at. Guests can eliminate rogue face ($30), brow ($15), chin ($10), or lip ($10) fuzzies while chatting with their friendly tress transformer in Swish’s modern, spacious setting.
FoxFire Salon has been primping and pruning the human form for 26 years through the expert assistance of high-quality Aveda beauty products. The experienced staff of friendly professionals caters to a customer's needs by offering a full menu of salon and spa services. For when seasonal wardrobe shifts require follicle modification, adjustments can be made with stylish haircuts ($35+), trims for bangs and beards ($10+), color and highlights ($75+), and frosting ($65+). If new hair isn't on the horizon, jazz hands and jazz feet can greet the spring equinox with attractive Aveda spa manicures ($45) and pedicures ($65).
BeBe Salon & Spa offers a wide variety of hair services to ensure that scalp gardens are properly pruned and pigmented for the summertime. During your appointment, one of the salon's talented stylists will tend to your tip-toppiest details using only high-end, professional hair products. Choose to add some pep to your 'do with all-over color ($55–$70). A partial foil ($80–$100) or a hand-painted Balayage highlighting treatment ($120+) will embellish your crown with a sun-kissed shimmer, while a deep conditioning treatment ($10–$40) will repair hairs damaged from excessive chlorine exposure or diets rich in frizz. Feed follicles some chill pills with the Coppola Keratin Smoothing System, a revolutionary treatment which infuses hair cuticles with keratin (starting at $420, but first-time treatments are half off). Men's haircuts start at $45, and women's haircuts start at $55, with special-occasion 'dos for prom queens ($50+) and brides alike ($95).
Embellish divides the inside of its sea-green and turquoise Mondrian exterior into four separate areas to cover its entire range of services: styling, coloring, well-being, and shopping. In the styling space, ladies looking to truncate their surplus strands can get a basic cut ($40–$70) or upgrade to an elite cut ($60–$80) which involves adding iron works of your choice, before wrangling the whole thing into the shape of their favorite Gothic cathedral with a styling ($30–$55). Over in the color space, Embellish's mane painters will render your spiky anime hair nice and purple again with an array of full color treatments ($60–$150) and partial highlights ($60–$100). Prices vary based on the stylist and amount of work needed. Relax in the soothing blue and neutral tones of the well-being space as a hair therapy session ($45–$85) renovates your brain-lawn. Depending on your preference, your hair therapy can either feed nutrients to a malnourished mane, detox it after a night of soaking in whiskey, clear it of dandruff or excess sebum, or grow it long enough to double as an escape ladder in the event of witch abduction. A lip/eyebrow waxing ($15) strips away superfluous 'staches, and a cosmetics lesson ($45) will teach newbies how to decorate their face without looking like they just endured a sloppy make-out session with a clown.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Lash Extension
Brands Used: Premier lashes
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
While struggling with adult acne, I tried microdermabrasion treatments. The results inspired me to go to cosmetology school. I later discovered lash extensions and eventually fell in love with the craft. It's fun to see the dramatic change that lash extensions can create.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
"I feel so stunning."
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
I ask if they are comfortable throughout the process.
After Heather Hopkins earned her degree in psychology, she changed career paths after discovering a love of cosmetology. In addition to primping her clients with hair and nail services, she continually adds techniques too her toolbox to keep up with the ever-changing beauty industry. She also has a knack for crafting new and creative looks that satisfy her clients' requests—a skill she calls “free-styling” because it can be spontaneous and customized.
Heather works inside London's, which owner Keila Savage transformed from an unwelcoming loft into an urban retreat, but without the water slides going from skyscraper to skyscraper. An indigo blue sign hangs over a fire-hydrant red door, beyond which the salon awaits. Exposed brick walls, rustic wood floors, and large picture windows surround stylists as they mold manes with a London-based product line bearing the mysterious moniker of Label M.