“C’est la vie” is a French phrase typically used to describe an unfortunate, yet inevitable outcome. The stylists at C'est La Vie Salon flip that phrase on its head, cutting and coloring hair to ensure that their clients never accept lackluster style as just another part of life. In addition to conditioning hair with MoroccanOil treatments and products from Kaaral, Abba, and Silis, the salon’s staff coats nails with chip-resistant CND Shellac polish and brightens skin with 90-minute Eve Taylor facials.
Inside an arty Bayview studio space, nine-year styling veteran Janelle Bonus partners with distinguished beauty expert Lena Golden (aka The Skin Guru) to beautify clients from the inside out. Janelle's deft scissors shape hair into stylish new looks, and she's skilled at transforming strands with all-over color and strategic foil placement. She also offers body-waxing services that include Brazilian waxes and full-body services that transform surfaces into dolphin-like smoothness. With more than six years of industry experience, Lena specializes in skincare treatments including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and a trio of specialty facials that she named after their intended spiritual target?heart, crown, and third eye. Together, the duo showers clients with in head-to-toe vanity.
With a mother who was a stylist and owner of two salons, Tyler grew up in the industry. He built his repertoire of styling techniques while training under Salon Thor’s senior stylists, and now spends his days cutting new 'dos. He also colors hair with highlights or an ombre effect, and smoothes frizz using keratin treatments.
A comfortable, inviting salon, Fringe administers follicular alterations using gentle products and careful precision. All Brazilian waxing sessions are handled by resident aesthetician and 10-year industry veteran Stefanie Corbett. In the comfort of a quiet, private room, Stefanie works her hair-wicking magic using Cirepil hard wax, a plant-based substance imported straight from France. Strip by strip, unwanted hairs will be banished from the body, allowing ladies to depart with the comfortable advantage of long-lasting hairlessness. This 45-minute procedure produces more potent results than shaving, and when the hair does come back after a few weeks, it's meek and easily scared back into the follicle through the use of well-banged pans or the threat of another wax.
Laura at Luxe The Salon wields top-shelf products to beautify clients. The spa’s stylist, Laura Filip, blends organic color and styling products as she dolls up tresses with precision cuts and coloring treatments. She saves the most organic product—her own hands—for her best work, expertly crafting updos abundant with curls and twists. By using these natural formulations, Laura helps maintain the overall health of hair as well as follicles' integrity without subjecting them to an ethics lecture. This dedication to quality service and products extends to spa treatments as well, deploying Eminence skincare products to brighten complexions and NovaLash extensions to define lash lines.
Directions in Design's beauty pros help clients adopt a new trendy look. To help them in their quest, stylists reach for quality products from brands like Aveda, Morrocanoil, and Goldwell, while spray tan technicians rely on a sunless formula from Fake Bake to bestow bodies with a bronze glow. Meanwhile, nail artists deck out digits in chip-resistant Shellac polish, and skincare experts design custom facials to address concerns such as dryness or premature aging.