During more than two decades in the beauty industry, Charity—the head of Hair 1 and Spa 2—has amassed a wide-ranging arsenal of expertise, excelling in fields as diverse as laser hair removal and manicures. In her capacity as a stylist, her cut and color services revamp coifs, and her facials, peels, and Photo Lite age-spot treatments rejuvenate the faces beneath them. Alternatively, her massages, which include Swedish or deep tissue, dissolve stress and facilitate internal harmony. Clients can pop into her Zen-like salon or schedule an appointment for her to visit their homes or live-in solariums.
Lakisha Morgan wields shears, foil, extensions, and razors with equal ease as she styles men’s and women’s hair. Her work speaks for itself, leaving her to utter little more than a monosyllable in its praise. She offers some particularly special services, as well, such as natural hair extensions. She weaves together strands from two humans to create a single, cohesive look, much like tying two strongmen together by their mustache curls to create a super strongman.
At Midtown Salon and Spa, Sarah Short and Emily Taylor work to keep their clients as stylish as their space, whose black and white interior is accented by bursts of bold blue, pink, and purple. As a cosmetologist, Sarah offers an array of precision cuts, high-definition colors, and trendy or classic styles for men, women, and children. In addition, she is certified in bead extensions. While Sarah cares for tresses, Emily pampers the face and body as an aesthetician, waxing specialist, and makeup artist. Her trio of titles allows her to slough off dead skin cells with chemical peels, eradicate the body of unwanted hair with waxing, and bring out clients' best features with makeup applications.
Inside Unix Cuts & Spa, a team of stylists, nail artists, and aestheticians render more beautiful exteriors with a slate of services. Stylists update hues with single-process color or highlights, while nail technicians use long-lasting gel to primp toes and fingertips. Armed with Dermalogica skincare products, aestheticians perform seven types of facials that address the unique needs of teenaged, male, or aging complexions.
Though they’re not technically doctors, the licensed stylists at Bangz Salon know how to heal hair. Wielding the aptly named Urban Antidotes line of shampoos and conditioners by Bed Head, they treat hair damaged by atmospheric elements both natural and manmade. With locks soothed, they jump into one of their specialty hairstyling services, which range from edgy razor cuts to conditioning color treatments. They also stoke flat irons to perform permanent hair-straightening treatments and can help strands stretch to new lengths by letting out their hems or attaching natural keratin hair extensions.
Eclipse Barber Shop caters to men, women, and children alike with hairstyles that range from traditional to modern and eccentric. The staff grooms men with straight-razor shaves and haircuts and beautifies women with hair coloring and highlights.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.