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.
Helmed by Bena B. Won, a registered nurse and acupuncturist who blends Eastern and Western beauty practices, Sunrise Alternative Medical Clinic and its sister practice, Sunrise MedSpa, help patrons increase health and achieve individual cosmetic goals. The clinic’s diverse service menu runs the gamut from weight-loss programs to IV nutrition, with acupuncture treatments and chinese herbal medicines available to reroute off-balance energies or treat underlying causes of nagging discomfort. On the med-spa side, laser treatments from Cutera, facials, and injectables including Botox, Radiesse, and Juvéderm keep bodies looking as youthful as a mannequin’s undying sense of wonder.
Almost everything starts with a handshake. That’s how many people begin friendships, partnerships, or epic rivalries that span generations. And it isn’t just the firmness of a good shake that gets one’s attention. It’s the maintenance of the hand with which they’re conjoined. Casablanca Nail Salon understands.
That’s why the nail-art salon lavishes hands and feet with natural sugar scrubs, grapefruit and botanical extracts, and skin-softening paraffin. Recognizing the importance of first impressions, staffers welcome clients with complimentary cups of warm moroccan tea and lead them to massaging pedicure thrones in the shade of a fabric awning. After treatment, nail technicians coat nails with OPI or Zoya polish. They can also decorate keratin surfaces with unique art that can suit a wide range of style preferences.
Inside DeLuxe Salon's retro-chic beauty shop, owner Gregory Moncuré and his team of beauty experts accent clients' signature styles with hair, makeup, and skin services. A professional makeup artist and licensed aesthetician, Moncuré applies his 18 years of experience in the beauty industry to services including eyelash extensions. Kevin Murphy products strengthen and moisturize hair during haircut and color services, further enhancing the appeal of manes recently gelled into an upright exclamation point. Deep-cleansing facials reveal rejuvenated mugs with exfoliating scrubs and toners, and Moncuré performs expert sculpting jobs on shaggy eyebrows, turning unruly tufts of brow hair into well-defined shapes.
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.