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.
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.
South Beach Tans and Spa partitions its newly remodeled facility into two separate spaces: a secluded spa area offering skincare and waxing services and a livelier hallway that opens into private UV- and spray-tanning rooms. Clients can purchase single sessions or monthly packages for regular beds as well as VHO beds, which employ 42 lamps to produce a darker tan.
The company’s aestheticians curate complexions in warm, softly lit treatment rooms with noninvasive skin treatments designed to soften the signs of aging. The spa team also specializes in hair-removal using sugaring paste—a compound blended from sugar, lemon juice, and water—that exfoliates skin while yanking follicles out by the root, ensuring less hair breakage than tweezing or blasts from a freeze ray.
When she was 9, Brooke Taylor tried her hand at styling for the first time on her best friend’s hair. For many children, this would have ended in disaster, but not for Brooke. Her grandmother, a trained stylist, had taught the youngster in her own salon, and when Brooke finally wielded the shears, she knew she had found her life’s calling. Today, she owns Capello Salon and manages seven other stylists, a nail technician, and an aesthetician. Their specialties range from the haircuts Brooke mastered as a preteen to coloring and hair extensions. In Capello’s spa branch, the aesthetician performs facials, applies makeup, and uses sugar to remove hair from bodies or add hair to balding gingerbread men.
Beyond a lime-hued door, beautifiers exercise their practiced digits on the hair of guests, who relax in the midst of black-and-white furnishings dotted with bright-green accents. Inside, stylists affix extensions, lop off hair, and cover strands in deep-conditioning serums.
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).