“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.
A piece of string and hands is all it takes to remove unwanted body hair at Salon Mayfair Threading & Spa, where the staff is versed in the ancient art of threading. By strategically wrapping strands, they can gently and precisely remove hair from brows, upper lips, and foreheads. Their expertise extends beyond hair removal, though; they also perform facials, haircuts, and intricate henna tattoos for bridal parties.
The stylists at Hair Fiddlers demonstrate a passion for hair not only by listening to clients closely and trying to make them leave with smiles, but also by continuing education and attending hair shows and private classes. Though she’s been hard at work since 1993, one of the stylists, Sandy, continues to sharpen her skills, learning both new techniques and new trends. Inside the intimate boutique, the team applies their knowledge with Keratin Complex smoothing treatments, as well as formal services including wedding styling and coloring. They also perform glossing treatments that create bright shininess in case all your light bulbs burn out and you’d rather just wear a lampshade around the house.
Most popular service: Shellac Manicure and Pedicure
Brands Used: CND Shellac and OPI gel polish
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Let me know when scheduling if you currently have gel polish on their nails.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
I do acrylic nails mixed with glitters of all shapes and sizes to add a lot of sparkle. I call these confetti nails.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
Coffee and magazines.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
[I decorate using] modern blues, teals and neutrals.
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.
Words such as Wisdom, Integrity, and Gorgeous are adorned on the walls of Carpe Noche Salon and help foster a relaxing and upbeat environment. Highly trained stylists pump up the positive vibes even more when they dole out new haircuts, highlights, perms, and chic feather extensions. Before or after appointments, clients can peruse the display cases filled with high-fashion jewelry, makeup, and hair products from American Crew, Bed Head, and Paul Mitchell.