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.
Scraggly manes make something of themselves with the help of Lucy's Hair Salon's crack team of locks smiths. Within a clean, modern cocoon formed of bright buttercream walls and shiny wood fixtures, ladies can entrust their tresses to the salon's shrewd stylists, who reward believing brain-holders with striking new scalp bouquets. Gentlemen can mull a mullet or save the endangered faux hawk during their deshagging sessions. A subsequent Moroccanoil treatment will strengthen and condition hair so it can resist temptation to midnight snack on earlobes. Groupon customers can also receive 10% off any additional salon services if performed on the same day.
The salon’s name is pronounced shin-eh, a Gaelic phrase meaning “that’s it.” Potential interpretations and applications of this phrase are as varied as the services offered within Sin É’s hallowed halls. Let the trained and talented hands of a stylist dissect and rearrange tangled follicles, determining where to snip, where to snap, and where to apply streams of vibrant color. Women’s haircuts cost $70, and similar services for the closer-cropped gentleman are $50. A blow dry and style runs between $45 and $55, depending on length, thickness, and whether your hair is the source of your power. Revivify dull, ennui-riddled locks with a single-color process ($70) or partial highlights ($110). Or, treat rough patches to a mane-soothing treatment with products from Redken or Pureology ($25).