Alora Ambiance Spa owner Patricia Rivas has worked as a licensed aesthetician and skincare specialist for nearly a decade. Along the way, she's picked up advanced certifications in treatments such as cellulite-smoothing ionithermie and IPL hair removal, teamed up with Dr. Thomaso Skorupski, and assembled a staff of talented hairstylists, nail artists, and waxing specialists spread throughout two studios. There, staffers dole out specialty services, including eyelash perms and extensions, exfoliating salt-glow treatments, and facials that infuse faces with more oxygen and nutrients than a granola-filled balloon. Beyond stocking the shelves with aesthetic aids from such brands as Paul Mitchell, Matrix, and Pravana, Rivas is also the creator of the Ayurveda by Alora skincare line, which includes soap- and- sulfate-free cleansers, as well as body creams infused with white tea and vitamins C and E.
The salon's cherry red walls are painted with gold and blue geometric shapes––circles, square, and rectangles, all overlapping like artful hair layers. Amid these modern accents, On The Cutting Edge lives up to its name and décor by crafting sleek styles on the fringe of today's fashion. After soliciting a stylist for color highlights, clients may request the salon's non-scalp related services ranging from waxing and facials, to Swedish massages with soothing aromatherapy.
A CND-certified studio, 94 West Salon transforms nails with CND Shellacs as well as gel polishes from OPI and Jessica cosmetics. The staff nail technician can bestow fingertips with a single color, multiple colors, or even intricate designs that feature stripes, swirls, gemstones, drawings, and logos. The salon's menu also inspires fresh starts with hairstyling and waxing services, performed using high-end lines that include Redken and Nufree.
To enhance services, 94 West Salon surrounds guests with relaxing decorative touches, including cool mint-green walls, pillow-laden couches, and wall sconces that brighten areas, saving customers from having to bring their own lanterns.
Jessica Eberhardt, the owner of Pure Skin Salon and Spa, wants to make her clients feel like family. And with all the treatments she and her team offer, it doesn't take long to start thinking of the spa as a second home. One week, you might stop by for an exfoliating microdermabrasion treatment and a touch-up on your lash extensions; the next might call for a hot-stone massage or a reflexology pedicure. Of course, it doesn't hurt that Pure Skin actually looks pretty homey, too. Beautiful hardwood floors run throughout the interior, and the private spa rooms are outfitted with everything from candles to blanket forts.
Christopher, "The Man Behind the Chair" and the artistic director of Salon Salon, calls on his three decades of professional experience to lead his staff, encouraging hairdressers to approach hairdressing as an art form. The salon?s team pursues this goal, aided by the training tucked into their tool belts beside shears, clippers, and curling irons.
At Bella Capelli Hair Design Salon & Spa, a talented team of hair professionals, nail techs, and aestheticians pampers guests amid purple and yellow walls, surrounded by lush green plants. Stylists revitalize tresses with cuts, coloring, and a variety of straightening treatments. The staff, unlike slacker sculptors, also moves beyond the head by enhancing hands and feet inside a nail room, offering eight types of massage, and administering full-body waxing.