A black-and-white photograph of style icon Audrey Hepburn gazes beatifically out at Stand Out Salon's lounge, looking silently approving as clients leave the salon with their fresh, fashionable 'dos. Clients take a seat in plush, leather chairs as their stylists, armed with Bumble and bumble products, showcase extensive knowledge of haircutting, coloring, and whispering. In addition to hair services, the salon can perk up complexions with a Norvell airbrush tan, which creates a faux glow that last for five to seven days, and unwanted hair sprouting from the face can be quickly and quietly banished with hygienic waxing services. As freshly primped guest leave they can stop and peek at the salon's retail area, packed with shelves bearing Rusk and Tigi BedHead and Curlesque haircare, as well as highly pigmented makeup from Rain Cosmetics.
The skilled aestheticians at Ageless Organic Salon & Spa restore tired skin to its accustomed luster with a bevy of organic and natural products. The one-hour organic antiaging facial taps seaweed's cache of moisturizing vitamins and minerals to soften skin cells, smooth wrinkles, improve firmness, and mask telltale human scents for incognito passage through mermaid checkpoints. Treatments take place within the tranquil confines of Ageless Organic Salon & Spa's healing haven, with flickering candles, calming music, and tropical murals to lull patrons into trance-like meditative bliss and ensure a glowing aura in time for upcoming fundraisers with clairvoyant mystics.
The stylists at Jagged Edge Hair Designs have a flair for chic, trendy dos and always welcome experimentation. They design playful pixie cuts and edgy side shaves, spool hair skyward into lavish formal updos, and coat locks in vibrant shades of silver or crimson. The stylists are dedicated to keeping locks luscious and moisturized as well as stylish, so they sprinkle heads with Paul Mitchell products during each of their signature services.
At a young age, budding hairstylist Sylvain Melloul joined the L’Oréal Professionnel artistic team—which took him from the salons of Paris to those of Washington D.C. As his English vocabulary grew, so did his fan base, which led him to open his own salon in 1974. But things didn’t run as smoothly as expected. Sylvain’s staff lacked the background knowledge to perform up to his standards, a lapse he felt compelled to fix. He did so by opening a school where scores of stylists could learn the fundamentals of a professional cut. The school remains in session today, with students wielding L’Oréal products as they learn to snip, color, and highlight tresses.
Mia Bella's experienced staff shellacs and soothes tootsies with tender spa services and high-quality products. Weary feet follow a warm trail of pacifying pebbles to the sanctuary of the one-hour hot-stone pedicure. A nail technician's nimble mitts use gently heated smooth stones to massage soles, rub heels, knead calves, and help shy feet train to traipse down pebbly beaches with ease. Once people-paws have been thoroughly unwound, a technician paints an OPI polish onto bottom-dwelling digits, providing color or shine that twinkles with every delighted wriggle of the toes.
ZEN micro spa and salon’s highly trained and style savvy staff members snip and tousle locks to create masterfully chic cuts. Strands unwind in the lithe fingers of a mane maven who uses organic shampoos and conditioners to free hair from dirt, oil, and clown wigs before enlisting scissor-wielding hands to dance freely across cranial landscapes. After the attentive shearing, stylists employ a round brush to blow-dry locks into a smooth, voluminous finish or twist tresses into bouncy curls. For an additional charge not included in this deal, grooming genies can grant fancier finishes in the form of elegant braids, hair wraps, or extensive flat-ironing to smooth wrinkles from hair or forehead.