Stylists at Bliss Salon & Boutique can do more than cut and color hair–they can give their clients more of it. Great Lengths hair extensions transform modish bobs into sultry tresses in the space of a single appointment. Stylists treat existing strands to Goldwell color and Moroccanoil conditioners, groom and polish nails, and use wax to sculpt brows and life-size statues of clients. Their attention to fashion can be seen in the elegant black and white decor of the salon, accompanied by a definition of the word “bliss” illumined by a crystal chandelier.
At the recently opened Christopher Brian Salon, a certified master colorist oversees cranial transformations with haircuts and highlights, and a beauty professional smoothes facial terrains with an arsenal of waxing services. A wash rids hair of oil before a professional mane mowing molds tresses into a face-framing style. Then a styled blow-dry keeps styles from getting soggy, and a gloss treatment makes hair shine brighter than a disco ball covered in crisco. Instead of the wash and gloss treatment, patrons may opt to stripe select strands in their choice of shade with a partial foil highlight. Alternatively, clients can banish unwanted whiskers from upper-lips and eyebrows with three full visage waxes, which may be redeemed over multiple visits to stunt the growth of future facial forests.
The licensed and certified cosmetologists at Bella Moda Hair & Nail Salon artfully construct men?s, women?s, and children?s hairstyles and refurbish nails inside a brown-and-blue-hued salon. An arched walkway with columns welcomes visitors into one of the spacious workstations, where skilled stylists douse heads with Bed Head products during signature cuts, color services, or formal stylings. Men's cuts can be complemented with hot shaves and scalp-therapy treatments, and utilize products from American Crew.
Keratin and BioIonic hair treatments chemically unfurl curls and tame frizz for uncompromisingly smooth, glossy locks, and perms and spirals perk up limp tresses. Cosmetologists also cater to unwanted hair on facial or body terrain with waxing services. Inside the nail salon, technicians render uneven digit-enders into smooth, geometrically sound shapes before laying on a coat of vibrant polish or creating self-portraits with freehand nail art.
At Just Glamorous Salon & Boutique, clients, and more specifically, their unique beauty and style needs, come first. That’s why, with every haircut, clients also receive a shampoo and blowout style; why the Kertain smoothing treatment is designed to keep locks sleek for up to three months; and why owner and stylist Rachel Peluso frequently journeys to fashion-savvy NYC to stock the salon’s boutique.
In addition to hair services, the staff also beautifies clients with specialty makeup and waxing services, whether it’s for the big wedding day or the big welding day, which involves a lot of molten metal and, thankfully, no one wearing highly flammable gowns.
An Aveda salon, Purity Hair Design boasts a trained staff that attends to clients’ beauty needs with a comprehensive list of nail and hair services. Customers undergoing dramatic cuts or quick bang trims settle into lime-green salon chairs, where Aveda’s line of plant-based products nourish strands beneath the glow of hanging lamps. At the makeup station, aestheticians enhance natural beauty or hide natural gills by sweeping on Beyond Minerals products. Nail technicians invigorate toes with the seasonal pedicures’ rotating list of ingredients and top nails with Shellac gel for up to two weeks of chip-free color.
During stints as Paul Mitchell national artists, stylists Maureen and Manolo have shared their creative talents and up-to-date techniques with salons across the country. Today, the duo bestows its extensive wisdom upon its team at Innovations NY Hair Salon, which kicks off every haircut with the salon's trademark five-point consultation. This discussion of clients' goals, challenges, and limitations lets stylists engineer custom haircare plans before ever lifting a pair of scissors or donning a breastplate woven from bobby pins. Bolstered by an arsenal of top-notch Paul Mitchell products—including the Awapuhi product line, made from ginger grown at a solar-powered Hawaiian farm—the crew oversees a full slate of salon services. Vibrant lime-green walls surround them as they color and groom men's and women's tresses, and cleanse skin with facials.