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.
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.
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.
Stationed within the stress-free confines of Glow Skincare, aesthetician Ashley helps her clients achieve a radiance all their own with microdermabrasion treatments, enzyme masks, and other facials that work to illuminate dull complexions. When she isn’t infusing skin with elastin molecules or brushing cheeks with an exfoliating lemongrass cleanser, Ashley swipes away unwanted hair on the face and body with strips of warm wax. Her 100% organic airbrush-tanning solution adds rich color to freshly cleansed skin without the risks of sitting in the sun or taking a dip in a vat of scalding hot fudge.
High-pressure vertical and horizontal tanning beds fill the private bronzing rooms at Tanning Plus, but they’re not the only technology on display—the salon has continually evolved with the beauty industry in its three decades of existence. Mystic Tan booths spritz the body with a patented solution from head to toe, creating an even glow without exposure to UV rays. Going beyond the body’s bronzed surface, infrared body wraps can help shed inches before a tropical vacation or after an international hot-dog-eating contest.