The sound of shears snipping away at split ends permeates Simplicity Hair Care, where salon owner Dawn Cyr draws on more than a decade of cosmetology experience to helm a team of professional stylists—all of whom pride themselves on using products that protect hair with limited artificial additives. The eco-friendly and fashion-forward salon’s natural approach manifests in shelves stocked with low-ammonia hair color from Wella and sustainable styling products from Alterna Bamboo, Sebastian, and Wella. When they aren’t taming curls or charming snakes on Gorgons’ scalps, the stylists lengthen locks with extensions crafted from all-natural human hair or rein in frizz with texture-altering treatments.
Sunlight streams through tall windows onto Tranquility Spa Salon's commodious facility, where beauty specialists flex their expertise to spiff up clients' appearances. Inside, cushy thrones and domesticated clouds cosset patrons as stylists craft new hairdos, manicurists adorn nails, and massage therapists soothe muscles. Multitalented aestheticians offer a variety of traditional and trendy services, from waxing and facials to lash extensions and chemical peels. Throughout the space, distressed woodwork and rustic wall art exude a shabby-chic aesthetic.
With Marilyn Monroe's timeless likeness keeping a watchful eye on coiffure transformations, Studio180's savvy stylists snip strands and apply careful color in foils or all-over treatments. They can also make curly hair straight—and vice versa—with advanced retexturizing treatments. Fancy updos prepare brides for a big day, and facial waxing keeps complexions fuzz-free longer than shaving or shaking your head like a Wooly Willy.
Studio 180’s walls range in hue from lilac to golden peach, offering a delicious contrast to the hardwood floors and mod leather furniture. Amid these cozy accents, stylist Sara Savanella crafts flattering layers and splashes bland strands with color highlights. Clients may also solicit Sara for a deep-conditioning treatment or request an elegant updo for an upcoming wedding, birthday, or boxing match.
Prestige Salon & Spa keeps statures in good standing with a toolbox of skin-nourishing and health-inducing services. Release skin that has long since stopped paying its union dues with a clarifying microdermabrasion treatment ($99), which removes dead skin cells to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and decrease the appearance of superficial hyperpigmentation. For an hour of blissful kneading, choose a Swedish massage ($70) to increase circulation, or the aromatherapy version with scented essential oils ($75) to rejuvenate skin without restoring so much youth that you turn back into a baby. Deep-tissue massage ($75) descends into soft tissue and joints to liberate pain while increasing flexibility and range of motion. Prestige Salon & Spa's bright confines feature yellow walls and white trim for a cheery atmosphere to match the cheer-inducing services.