Modern lights hang from the ceiling, casting a honey-colored glow on several intimate styling areas and causing the glass of ornate chandeliers to glimmer. Each station becomes a retreat from the world, where skilled stylists craft bold cuts and color bland strands. Clients may also request a specialty straightening treatment to fortify hair or solicit a nail technician for a new coat of color polish.
Charonda Jefferson prides herself on personalizing visits for a diverse clientele to BStyle Salon. During her more than 14 years in the beauty industry, she's worked with a variety of clients, including those who have experienced hair loss. As a result, her services include hair extensions, wig customization, and sew-in weaves. In addition, her specialties include cuts, color services, and texturizing services, such as perms and relaxers, for men and women with all types of hair. And to make appointments personal and convenient, she's available for a quick cut or style before work.
Corrective Skin and Vein Center’s cosmetic technicians polish visages to gleaming radiance with skin-rejuvenating masks and peels. Pumpkin or papaya enzyme peels dissolve dead and dry cells while jumpstarting epidermal rejuvenation, leaving faces filled with youthful vim and vigor. Diamond peels utilize crystal-tipped wands to gently strip away spent cells, spiriting old skin away with suction action and a concert from the Pied Piper. The peels are strong enough to stimulate subsurface cell growth and gentle enough to let patients return to hectic lives or fully booked leisure schedules without downtime. Treatments conclude with a BioJouvance mask, which coats faces with a soothing mélange of vitamins, antioxidants, and hydrating unguents that moisturize mugs left dry from hands-free sand-eating contests.
At Crazy Beautiful Hair Lounge, a team of completely sane and utterly talented tress masters transforms mopey mops into magnificent manes. Skilled stylists will cut and comb coifs ($46 for women, $24 for men, $19 for kids) in the latest styles, or restore lost lock luster with highlights ($75) or permanent color ($75). Clients can also treat tired talon tips with a manicure ($17) or pedicure ($35+), shape brows into attractive arches with a brow waxing ($12), or purge piggies of impurities with a foot detox ($26).
As you might deduce from its name, Color Correction Salon's specialty lies in setting strands right after botched home dye jobs or summers spent touring with Jem and the Holograms. Owner Tom Sollock has taken his tinting talents to hair competitions around the world, picking up numerous awards and medals for his vibrant, cutting-edge designs. While color re-touch is a house specialty, its not uncommon to find clients leaving with shocking streaks of neon pink or electric blue, which the stylists create with top-quality pigments or clip-in extensions that offer all the pop without the permanence. In addition to cuts and color treatments, the salon welcomes the opportunity to makeover heads and faces for weddings and other special events, and frequently hosts kids parties complete with mini manicures, facials, and colored extensions for each pintsize guest.
Depilation pro Tina Morlock admits that waxing hurts a bit. But with each subsequent treatment, she says, the pain lessens as hair density thins out and growth cycles sync up. A dose of ibuprofen right before a session can help dull the sting, and distractions such as a magazine, a game on your cell phone, or a ship in a bottle project can help put the mind elsewhere. Tina performs Brazilian waxes on men and women alike, making both genders feel comfortable as she waxes nether regions bare.
More than a dozen hair and beauty experts ply their trade at Alley Cats Salon, and among them is Reanon Casillo, manager of the aesthetics department. Well versed in theories of skincare and facial harmony, Reanon's skills are not just limited to pore cleansing and brow shaping—she also deftly unties knots in tense muscles during relaxing massage sessions and unblocks energy pathways that have become stricken with logjams during holistic acupuncture sessions.