Moxie Blue Salon's seasoned stylists snip curls and hydrate locks with precise haircuts and salon services prefaced by a thorough consultation. After discussing desired angles and which cheekbone most deserves to display its tattoo, a scissors wielder frees scalps of split ends during the 45-minute haircut. Once lighter and layered, hairdos bask in a deep-conditioning treatment that hydrates heads and relaxes overly stressed strands. Feel free to have a stylist sprinkle coifs with partial or full highlights, a strand-coating lightener that adds dimensionality without inducing the misguided application of crayons. Or wrestle unruly locks into silky submission by undergoing a Control Zero treatment that works to transform frizzy hair into straight, shiny manes without the use of formaldehyde. Within the salon, sleek orange chairs pop against the clean white walls and brown counters as stylists snatch blow-dryers hanging leisurely from the ceiling.
Fan of the hit MTV show Jersey Shore may have already seen the work of the stylists at Sniptease Hair Studio. That's because the beauty professionals serve as the official stylists of cast members Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola. When they aren't helping the reality TV stars look fierce, the stylists at the Paul Mitchell–focused salon are bolstering the beauty of their other clients with hair and makeup services. Along with these expert services come playful titles, such as Friday Night Highlights, partial highlights; The Hollywood, a full makeup application; and Haired Straight, a relaxer. They also improve hair health with 10 different washes, which include tea-tree oil, sunflower extract, or lavender with mint.
Amid crystal chandeliers and ornate, gilt-framed mirrors, the stylists of Salon Elemis administer precision cuts and keratin treatments using products from Redken, Schwarzkopf, and Paul Mitchell. They can add length to locks with Hairlocs extensions. Nearby, nail technicians beautify digits with OPI and CND gel polishes, and an eyelash specialist employs NovaLash extensions and lash perms to make eyes pop and smolder.
Joyce McNally, a makeup artist certified with the American Academy of Micropigmentation, likes to tell her clients that "less is more." That's because her permanent-makeup services typically function not as dark, smoky add-ons, but as natural-looking touches that have an anti-aging effect.
For example, after previewing the look with regular makeup, she fills in brows with light, feathering strokes, shaping the arches to better frame the client's unique facial structure. Her eyeliner applications are just as meticulous?they outline the lid between the lashes for total coverage and draw attention to the eye without looking overdone. Joyce also brings fullness to lips with careful shading and can even correct past permanent-makeup procedures to fix off-putting colors or shapes.
As an Aveda concept salon and spa, Belliard's Hair Design Studio and Spa naturally augments its services with the wholesome, herbal products Aveda has become known for. Pairing these with a hodgepodge of techniques, the aestheticians pamper complexions during facials and body treatments, including steam baths fueled by minerals, sea salts, and fuming rubber ducks. Stationed across the spa's hardwood floors, hairstylists shape manes into fashionable 'dos, massage therapists dish out a repertoire of kneads, and nail technicians accent fingertips with OPI Gelcolor. A warm fireplace collaborates with subdued lighting to soothe clients sitting in sleek styling chairs.
The Hughes Center for Aesthetic Medicine provides skin-soothing services for its clients in a medically sound and supervised environment. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive facial treatment that gently polishes away the dead outer layers of the dermis to cleanse the skin as effectively as confessing to a bubblegum theft cleanses the conscience. During the treatment, the Hughes Center's skilled aestheticians, led by the Harvard-educated Dr. Susan Hughes, will use a microscopic sandstorm of diamond chips to reveal the healthy, vibrant skin underneath, removing telltale signs of aging, weather exposure, and pensive soul-searching. After a soothing hydration mask and green-tea eye treatment finish up the procedure, you'll skip out of the office sporting the first face-flushed results of the treatment (multiple treatments are recommended to achieve the maximum results). The Hughes Center provides clients with a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere, as well as top-of-the-line equipment and products.