Mint-blue and muted-gold drench the walls of Salon Marc Joseph, standing out against chocolate-colored chairs and cabinetry and adding an element of cool and fun to the chic, elegant salon. A shelf full of colorful nail polish hangs from the walls only to be yanked away by nail technicians as they pamper mitts and paws with indulgent manicures and pedicures. Across from the nail area, owner Maria Reyes joins a crew of hairstylists slinging products by Pureology, Joico, and j.f. lazartigue across freshly snipped ‘dos and imbuing lifeless locks with vibrant L’Oréal color. In the private spa room, aestheticians pamper both males and females with Shira natural skincare products, and submit the body's unnecessarily hairy parts to the anti-fur campaign of wax.
The beauty professionals at Gisu Salon & Spa work to bolster beauty all over the body. They start at the root of the hair, where L’Oréal products or keratin smoothing treatments add color or reduce frizz. The shelves brim with elixirs for microdermabrasion and light peels, and bright polishes help accent nails or change the color of stolen Hot Wheels cars. Special massages reduce chronic discomfort and improve range of motion and total body waxing services remove unwanted hair from even the most sensitive of skins.
Visitors to The Loft Salon don't need to arrive with a specific hairstyle in mind or on head. The space seems made to spark inspiration, with photos of sleekly coiffed models hanging on exposed brick walls, and a savvy staff waiting to give suggestions. The team has the expertise to make nearly any look possible, having trained at the Toni & Guy Academy in New York City. They can set their shears to creating eye-catching haircuts, apply vibrant color, or change tresses' texture with smoothing treatments or relaxers. Beyond salon services, the beauty experts also polish nails with manicures and shape brows with waxing treatments.
Therapy Nails & Spa treats its guests to a litany of luxurious spa treatments. Massage therapists promote deep relaxation with reflexology sessions, and aestheticians curb uni-brows with precise eyebrow waxing. Nail specialists, meanwhile, pamper finger and toe tips with expert mani-pedis that might end with a fresh coat of traditional polish, French color gel, or a tiny slice of cucumber applied to each digit.
Regardless of the weather outside, it’s always summer inside Luxe Tans’ modern salon. After mocha-hued walls greet visitors in the reception area, a series of coppery, sunbaked tiles leads to the salon’s collection of powerful UV tanning beds; these decorative hues serve as a preview of what one’s skin may look like after just a few tanning sessions. Though a wide selection of lotions moisturize and protect skin from drying out under UV rays, clients can forsake exposure altogether by opting for a custom airbrush tan or a soothing dip in molten gold.