A.J. and Allison had really important napkins. Over a few glasses of wine, the pair scribbled ideas and notes onto the normally disposable squares, and what began as a dream over drinks quickly grew into Poco Hair Company. Today, the ladies give hair the attention they once gave napkins, creating dazzling 'dos via cut and color services. Their irreverent decor engages the eyes of patrons as trained stylists expertly detach split ends, add desired layers, and remove stray pelican feathers for a variety of styles, from bohemian to natural to punk.
Unlike stylists who do only hair, nine-year beauty veteran Amanda Bluestein coaxes out clients’ beauty from many angles. Trained in cosmetology and drawing on years of hands-on expertise at Elayna’s and Tuscan Sky Salon, Amanda can resculpt tresses one minute and get skin glowing with a Norvell custom spray tan the next. She holds a special affinity for dolling up brides and ladies prepping for other special occasions. The precision updos and makeup involved require a steady hand and a keen eye, and Amanda excels at using all three.
With a 60-minute European spa facial, you'll get a mask customized to your skin's individual needs and nagging insecurities, along with a deep clean, exfoliation, and light massage. The skin-smoothing, pore-degunking treatment features Dermalogica skincare products to soothe your facial cares and woes as the professional esthetician deepens your relaxation by massaging away stresses, unknotting tensions, and uniting face and mind under a banner of blissful serenity.
Throughout his 20-year career in hair, makeup, and photography, Robert Govero has instructed stylists as an educator for Vidal Sassoon and Aveda and styled models for print and television. Now at the helm of Robert Govero for HAIR, the seasoned pro leads his own team of hair and nail experts. Stylists modify manes with cuts for the family and texturizing treatments that range from perms to Brazilian blowouts. They also imbue strands with color by L’Oréal and INOA, which uses an oil-based formula to hydrate hair as it deposits odorless, ammonia-free pigment. Meanwhile, nail treatments can strengthen fingers with shellac polish, acrylic tips, or tiny chain-mail vests.
Jessi Rekart has been charging for her salon services since she was a child; at age 10, she often styled her mother’s hair for $5 per session. Now, with 10 years of experience under her belt, she specializes in color treatments and cutting curly hair. Tired of taming her own curly mop with straighteners and sandwich presses, she trained in New York to become a certified DevaCurl care consultant. Using what she’s learned, she designs flattering hairdos for curly-haired customers and shares wave-taming techniques during styling lessons.