Seasoned stylist Christina Heinen doesn't chalk her friendly nature up to mere professionalism—she sincerely enjoys the time she spends making her clients beautiful. She and her talented staff of stylists and aestheticians renovate women's and men's faces, nails, bodies, and ‘dos with masterfully executed services.
Their haircuts, coloring services, and Coppola keratin smoothing treatments prompt an instant onslaught of double takes from onlookers and aimless hairnets. Brow and facial waxes de-fuzz mugs for professional makeup applications, and spray tans prep bodies for the beach or provide camouflage for pilfered Olympic gold medals. In addition to their regular beauty-boosting appointments, the stylists host glamour parties, where they gussy up guests with eye-catching hair and makeup before releasing them into the wild for bachelorette parties and nights on the town.
Heather DiPillo, one-third of Amiche Capelli Salon of Style's ownership team, transforms manes into chic configurations with haircuts, highlights, and coloring services. Brandishing scissors against rogue strands and kamikaze flyaways bent on sinking the entire 'do, DiPillo snips and styles manes before dousing tresses with a pop of partial highlights or an all-over color glaze. Amiche Capelli's stylists dole out their dome-transforming services in the salon's urban-inspired confines, where modern art contrasts with exposed bricks, and discarded locks vie for a second chance from the cutting room’s tiled floor.
The two sisters that opened Untamed Salon imagined a design-conscious space where clients could fulfill their hair, skin, and beauty needs; their salon achieves just that. Zebra-printed curtains create an exotic backdrop behind extra-large mirrors, through which clients watch as the stylists clip their envisioned hairstyles. Their services also include all-over color, highlights, conditioning treatments, nails, massage, and waxing.
From the exterior, the early 20th-century farmhouse overflows with colonial charm, its stately white siding climbing three stories, complemented on one side by a tall brick chimney. Inside, Beauty Bar’s lofty 10,000-square-foot salon snaps visitors back into the present with track lighting, immaculate lines, and pine-hued wood floors. Crystal chandeliers hang in the nail room where technicians perform cocktail-inspired mani-pedis with titles such as Limoncello and Pink Martini, and photos of Audrey Hepburn whisper uninvited pointers about buffing and missed polish spots. The custard-hued walls surround 12 cream-colored styling chairs, where specialists transform coifs with the aid of Bumble and bumble, Pureology, and Beauty Bar's signature concoctions. Private spa spaces provide a serene setting for waxing, massages, and playfully named facials such as the Crybaby and Oh Behave, along with all-over pampering services including body scrubs and aromatherapy steam showers.
Sun Goddess Tanning Salon's certified tanning experts are happy to help customers get some color, either on six levels of UV-tanning beds or in Mystic spray-tanning booths. Some locations even offer custom airbrush spray tans and teeth-whitening services.
Electrik Beach provides all the services necessary to acquire a golden tan, a bright white smile, or a bushy squirrel tail. With one month of unlimited tanning in a Master Sun 360 bed, clients can limitlessly equip themselves with an even bronze topcoat. Stepping into the state-of-the-art bed feels like embarking on a spaceship heading for a nice tropical vacation in the middle of the sun. Each bed is equipped with 30 high-wattage lamps and an open design for optimal ventilation. For a UV-free tan, take advantage of two My Myst sunless tanning sessions. Inside the stand-up booth, heat facilitates the absorption of custom sunless tanner applied by a sweeping side-to-side air brush. Blending cream and special footpads prevent clients from tanning the bottoms of their feet and the skin underneath their nails. Audio instructions warn you when misting begins, and clearly marked blocking shows you how to position your body for an even tan. Give your smile a reverse tan with level-three professional whitening, a teeth-brightening service that restores the high-pitched ping to strikingly silent grins.
As her spa’s name suggests, cosmetologist Angie believes that spa services should do more than simply pamper: they should renew and reenergize the body for life’s daily tasks. Angie’s staff of aestheticians, cosmetologists, and nail technicians shares this philosophy in its treatments that range from classic massages and facials to waxing and hairstyling for men and women. To keep up with their industry’s ever-changing trends, staffers enroll in continuing-education classes that cover fashion, styling, and how to decipher the complex literary schemas in popular magazines.