Katie Astone and Gina Galante Skillings fused their talents (and names) to create Salon Astante. The style-savvy pair believes that beauty should be a simple, stress-free process. As such, the two remain dedicated to creating stylish looks that merge seamlessly with each client’s lifestyle and personality. They help clients achieve this type of style-savvy synergy through services that range from traditional hair care to advanced facials and chemical peels. They also know how to assemble a team; consider Pam, their seasoned nail technician. A former OPI educator with 13 years of industry experience, she adds flash to every gesture with coats of traditional polish or sturdy chip-free gel solutions.
Stylists snipping in the cozy, butter-colored salon give Custom Cuts its name by customizing every single look they design. From stick-straight locks to fuschia bobs, hairstyles are impeccably crafted, and they're always the result of detailed consultations.
Jessica Powell runs the show at the eponymously named J. Powell Salon, harnessing her two decades of experience in the haircare industry to keep ‘dos stylish and functional. A Goldwell colorist and Vidal Sassoon–trained stylist, Jessica—alongside her team of hair experts—wields handpicked Wella products as she remakes coifs with precise cuts or matches hair color to a client’s favorite traffic sign.
Within a bright salon decorated with hardwood floors and billowing curtains, the stylists at Bella Hair shape locks into dazzling coiffures. Goldwell dyes transform strands with streaks of red or platinum blond during single- or multiprocess colorings, and Keratin Complex treatments tame frizzy manes, leaving them shiny and smooth. Bella's beauty experts also wax away unwanted hair—from fuzzy upper lips to handlebar unibrows—and prepare clients for special occasions, such as weddings and proms.
At Smile & Skin Aesthetics, a talented staff boosts patients' self-esteem with a host of dental and skincare services. According to Damian D. Meola, DMD, a second-generation dentist with more than 20 years of experience, "there is a synergy between the smile, the skin and a sense of confidence that having both in great shape brings." He tackles the dental side of services with specialties including smile makeovers, full mouth reconstruction, and successful mediations with tooth fairies. Board-certified aesthetician Stacey Powell, alternatively, enhances the skin with nonsurgical treatments such as facials, microdermabrasion, and waxing services.
SpringRain Face & Body Spa combines Ayurveda, traditional European techniques, and modern American skincare solutions. Within a soothing, low-lit spa, staffers administer massage therapies of every kind—deep-tissue, Swedish, shiatsu, reiki—age-defying body wraps, and mani-pedis that help hands and feet recover after their daily dose of punching through walls and kicking down doors. Most treatments infuse bodies with organic herbs and essential oils, which in turn infuse the mind with a sense of well-being and relaxation.