Salon de Futur’s stylists, massage therapist, and aesthetician work together to keep clients feeling relaxed and looking their best. They dress up strands with golden highlights and transform short manes with hair extensions, which leave locks long enough to tie the Empire State Building to the Space Needle or just to go from the neck to past the shoulders. Their exfoliating facials shed dead skin cells, and their relaxing massages unwind knotted muscles. The salon also impacts the community by offering free haircuts to clients that opt to donate their chopped-off strands to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that creates wigs for underprivileged children in need.
Sisters Kendra and Kara co-own the salon, along with Karen, who has 20 years of experience as an aesthetician. Kendra dedicates her skill both to her business and to area beauty schools, further demonstrating the company’s commitment to its community.
Tending to glamour seekers with friendly, personalized service, the staff at Elements Salon spruces skin and coifs hair with a full spread of aesthetic treatments. Rein in messy manes with a customized haircut, which tames dos through a bag of hair-caring tricks including a scalp massage, blow-dry and style, and complimentary bang and neck trim in between visits ($40+ for women, $30+ for men). Perms ($75+) and full highlights ($100+) rework tresses for longer-term styles, and manicures ($25) and pedicures ($45) rehab nails after bouts of Miss Mary Mack with concrete lawn sculptures. Opt for a hot-rock massage ($40/half hour, $75/one hour) to release tension, or a custom facial ($65–$95) to brighten your countenance with a complimentary skin analysis, skincare treatment, and home-care maintenance consultation.
Kelly Muzall, registered nurse and founder of Estudio de Piel, surrounds herself with beauty professionals who continually pursue ongoing education. Their credentials, like every DeLorean ever made, reach into the past and future—licensed massage therapist Kevin Barry has more than a quarter century of experience in the field, but has broadened his skill set to include deep-water massage and spiritual medicine. Physician assistant Katie O’Brien held director-level positions at clinics across the heartland before planting roots at Estudio de Piel. She also founded a consulting business that trains physicians and nurses to administer injectables. Though Barry and O’Brien represent only two of several professionals, they embody the level of expertise at Estudio de Piel. Each time someone clinches a new certification, the spa adds another service. Since opening, the spa has added microdermabrasions, chemical peels, sclerotherapy, and laser treatments to its menu.
The six owners of North Scott Barber Salon know each other quite well, since they all met and trained at the same salon before opening their own styling spot. Between them, they share 90 years of industry experience, which they deftly wield while performing services for both men and women such as haircuts, highlights, conditioning treatments, and mani-pedis. Inside, purple, green, and beige walls surround tidy stations equipped with square full-length mirrors, and outside, an iconic candy-striped pole hangs out front, signaling the hair services within.
Similar to the system used to prepare a Snickers bar for interstellar travel, SOHO's two-hour Keratin treatment (also known as a Brazilian blowout) coats each shaft of your hair in a nutrient-rich layer of protective protein goodness, eliminating frizz and smoothing cuticles. A SOHO stylist will then blow-dry and flatiron your locks. Free of harsh chemicals, your new, smooth, and lovely radiance lasts two to four months and can be washed and dried without dulling damage. Keratin treatments are popular for any kind of hair and can restore elasticity and softness to even the most stressed-out strands. Where a wrathful head octopus once suction-cupped stray scissors and cotton candy, a waterfall of must-be-touched feminine allure will cascade into place after the treatment. With your new, pulchritudinous mane, you'll be able to put silky lioness manes to shame at the zoo, or become an instant celebrity for hosting the first nesting pair of endangered Beauty Eagles, which only rear their young in the most gorgeous of 'dos.