The Hair Studio’s stylists bring beauty to scalps and smiles to faces with a special focus in hair restoration, and extensions inspired owner Marietta Cioffi’s three decades of work weaving new locks for patients who’d lost their hair due to sickness or heredity. As a nod to its owner’s roots in hair restoration, the studio donates 3% of all profits to Hope Hair Loss, Inc., a sister organization that renews the hair of kids prematurely robbed of their hair by cancer or other illnesses. They also tend to the needs to natural hair, with stylists like Liz Harris smoothing strands to a velvety gloss with blowout treatments or stimulating brains with her haikus to conditioner.
Stylists at The Big Tease Salon & Boutique specialize in dressing up locks with updos, blowouts, and other styles. Circular mirrors surrounded by lime-green and sky-blue hues greet visitors of the chic and cheery space. The staff is also adept at sculpting buzz cuts or undercuts into complex designs, including interlocked hearts, sports logos, and stars. Up a short staircase, the salon hosts a little girls' "bow-tique" that's packed with accessories and outfits that range from hair bows and flowers to onesies with attached tutus. The salon also performs mani-pedis and teeth whitening, so clients can dazzle passersby with blinding smiles from reflected laser beams.
Hairstylist Danae Gibson thoroughly enjoys the sight of a dour coiffure as it transforms with a bold new hue or a trendy haircut. She shapes tresses inside Salon Solay by twirling them into delicate updos and slathering locks with flaxen highlights. In addition to hair services, she coats nails in resilient Shellac polish, prunes facial hair with wax, and purifies pores with relaxing facials—or as the Man in the Moon calls them, "spacials." While she works, her guests relax amid gray walls, checkered floors, framed art, and amply cushioned chairs.
The experienced staff at Fabulous Hair and Nails calls upon Rusk, Sexy Hair, Redken, and OPI products to put its clients’ best faces forward. Stylists create flattering 'dos by adding immediate length with fusion extensions and nourishing over-processed strands with a damage-control treatment. To restore hair’s natural texture, they use Malibu treatments to remove layers of unnatural oils caused by pomades and Cool Whip mistaken for mousse. Across the space, nail technicians hand paint intricate nail art and shellac gel polish onto freshly manicured fingertips and toes.
At Tantalizing Studios, three levels of tanning beds, hand-blended spray-tans, and top-tier tanning lotions help clients achieve customized tans not possible at every tanning salon. After recommending a tanning lotion from a selection that includes Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Devoted Creations products, technicians lead individuals to private treatment rooms, where seven different tanning beds await. In addition to tanning, Tantalizing Studios' serene, turquoise-colored studio welcomes those in need of body-waxing and massage treatments.
The deft muscle-manipulators at Special Touch Hair Designs knead bone-movers into ache-free bliss with stress-busting massages and pampering spa treatments. The 45-minute hand-and-foot paraffin treatment encases extremities in warm, sticky wax, locking in moisture to leave hands and feet as soft as the Pillsbury Doughboy’s favorite neck pillow. After removing the wax, therapists complete the pampering with hand and foot massages. A one-hour relaxation massage focuses on liquefying tension with broad, smooth strokes while moisturizing skin with cocoa butter or hypoallergenic lotion. Therapeutic massage focuses on knotty muscles, applying deep pressure to clenched backs and shoulders to increase range of motion and circulation. A clean, softly lit room ensconces guests in a serene atmosphere during sessions. Quiet music and warm sheets encourage guests to drift into relaxing reveries, daydreaming about floating through clouds or visiting museums filled only with busts of Teddy Roosevelt.