As a practitioner of the Aveda arts, Kriza Aveda Salon Spa stocks its shelves, cosmetic counters, and salon stations with natural, botanical serums and salves. To pamper clients, the staff peppers each service with luxurious flair—stylists treat guests to a head, neck, shoulder, and hand massage with every haircut, before touching up makeup for ladies. Between appointments, they’ll even trim up bangs to keep cuts stylish or keep head hair from weaving itself into eyelashes. In addition to applying makeup for brides or for special occasions, makeup artists also consult with clients to teach them how to enhance their features and pick the shades that suit their particular skin tone during lessons. Plant-based facials leave skin radiant, diminish wrinkles, or address acne. In every location, the decor mirrors the commitment to naturalism with a light, airy feel, characterized by mostly white walls and plenty of mirrors and glass.
Certified lash stylist and aesthetician Vera is known for the magic she does to transform ordinary lashes into powerful, attractive winks. She built that reputation not only with her loyal clients at Alonsay Salon, but also by working with people in front of the camera in the film and TV industries. That dedication to perfecting her craft is something she also has in common with the rest of the expert crew at Alonsay. At the open and airy salon, warm wood tones and live plants set the tone as certified stylists provide on-trend cuts and color using Goldwell and KMS products. Along with hair services, clients also have access to full-body waxing, Brazilian blowouts, and facials performed by certified professionals.
It goes without saying that a trip to the salon should be relaxing and devoid of scheduling nightmares. That’s why Blue Velvet Hair Salon's stylists stay late one night of the week, extending their schedules to include after-hours appointments. Regardless of whether they’re working in the morning or late evening, these stylists make sure to listen to their clients before drawing on continuing education to cut hair according to the latest trends. The staff also offers waxing treatments, spa facials, and makeup for weddings. When in need of inspiration, the stylists may take a peek at the salon’s walls, which are covered with work by local artists and the obsessive scribblings of local mystics.
Stylist Claudio Lazo supervises all the couture hairstyles crafted at C the Salon, exercising an aesthetic eye that landed his fashion-savvy wisdom in magazines such as Allure and In Touch. Taking inspiration from Lazo’s first-hand experience of fashion runway trends and techniques, hairstyles at C the Salon reflect classic and modern aesthetics. Lazo ensures form doesn’t always trump function, styling easily managed coifs that don’t interfere with clients’ lifestyles. Each style takes shape under the transformative effect of Rene Furterer and Bumble and bumble products, which Lazo shows patrons how to whip into hair like so many gloss-enhancing egg whites.
Skilled stylist Toi Pinell, whose passion for arranging locks started when she was still playing with dolls, draws inspiration from the latest trends as she tames manes of all types with hair services at Hair Imagery. Pinell snips locks into face-framing shapes, brightens hair with highlights and strings of Christmas lights, and enhances heads with quick bond and basic sew-in weaves. Her deft fingers leave neatly ordered cornrows and chignons in their wake, while thermal straightening keeps hair obediently smooth. Pinell also makes house calls.
Amid a posh atmosphere featuring cushy leather chairs, patrons can enjoy an old-fashioned straight-razor shave that meticulously molds face shrubs into sleek and dapper facades. Utilizing swift yet careful strokes, Felix Diaz uses his steady-handed prowess to meticulously shed hair from faces. A gentle blade and all-natural products are used to soothe faces and provide men with a look as fresh as the day they materialized in a cornfield. Hot lather shaving cream is applied with a soft, 100% badger-hair brush that provides a much more consistent lather than a witch’s broom. Additionally, six steam towels infused with eucalyptus oil and skincare products are applied throughout the shave, ensuring a memorably skin-softening experience.