Though it?s been open for only a few years, Cristina's Hair Salon amasses more than three decades of experience inside its welcoming confines, thanks to its veteran stylists. Once they?re in styling chairs, clients offer up their strands to the team?s expert straightening treatments, highlights, all-over color, and updos, and they emerge with magazine-worthy looks without actually taping pictures of hair models to their heads. The stylists also specialize in artistically placing small bursts of color in hair, as well as cutting children?s hair.
Redken-certified colorist and salon owner Dawn Palmieri leads the way at Blonde D?s Hair Shop. She and her fellow stylists create their clients? dream looks with the help of products from Redken, Pureology, and Moroccanoil. Along with haircare services, they?ll prep ladies for a fun night out or an exceptionally pretty night on the couch with blowouts, makeup applications, and eyelash extensions.
Sunlight floods through the large windows at the front of Kathleen's Hair Boutique, illuminating stylists cutting hair into flattering shapes and makeup artists sweeping Bare Escentuals mineral makeup onto faces. The beauty experts also create permanent waves, add sleek extensions, and wax off unwanted facial hair. They keep up with such industry techniques by regularly attending classes and hair shows.
Like the offspring of a flamingo and a zebra, Glitz & Glamor is black, white, and pink all over. Its vibrant shades surround tweens during two-hour parties. At the behest of tiara-crowned birthday girls, five guests gather inside a VIP party suite. They don pink bathrobes before noshing on pizza and singing karaoke alongside a big-screen TV. When stylists aren't hosting celebrations, they operate the establishment as a traditional salon and spa. During spa mani-pedis and chocolate deluxe facials, they also give mothers and daughters a chance to bond as well as two people hugging in a pool of super glue.
At ornate, wooden styling stations, Peter Alexandra Salon's designer and master stylists combine knowledge gleaned from continuing-education courses with their wealth of existing experiences. Setting clients before gilded mirrors, the staff enhances flirty bobs, flowing curls, and chic bald caps using sundry products from such lines as Unite Styling, Goldwell, and Liscio Thermal Straightening. Below-chin beauty services fill out Peter Alexandra's menu, which includes waxing, nailcare, and spray-tan services.
Tresses & Colours? stylists don?t just offer their clientele a standard array of color treatments, but rather a carefully curated selection of custom color and highlight combinations that change seasonally. Their winter 2013 collection, for example, includes signature colors such as cranberry red?which accentuates jet-back tresses with a splash of crimson ombre?and golden chestnut glow, which infuses hair with a radiant spectrum of bronze shades. Other services in the stylists? repertoire include keratin hair-smoothing treatments, waxing, makeup applications, and facials that help smooth and firm skin.