Sleek hardwood floors and a spacious interior greet clients at Westmont's Hair Garden Salon, where stylists clip, color, style, and deep-condition head threads with precision. Calibrating 'dos according to current trends as well as each client's lifestyle, mane masters meticulously shape locks for everyday looks or special events. In addition to coiffure care, professional staff rolls out nail services in the form of french manicures and paraffin-wax treatment with manicures and beautify countenances with makeup applications for a night out on the town or stuffed-animal nuptials.
Innovation Salon's savvy stylists and specialists execute a variety of beautifying services, from subtle shifts in appearance—made possible through waxes, extensions, and smoothing treatments—to complete overhauls such as perms, full-color treatments, and special occasion updos. They even perform select services in private suites, where clients are free to let their hair down because doing so tends to lead to safer haircuts.
Over the past decade, Rivaz Salons has expanded to four locations where certified beauty professionals enhance natural beauty amid Indian-inspired accoutrements. Stylists update manes with haircuts, highlights, and color, and aestheticians accentuate looks with flare lashes and Shahnaz facials. Massage therapists perform traditional Indian massages with Ayurvedic oils, and trained specialists shape brows with a process known as threading. Three artists from India apply natural plant pigments to the skin as they design henna tattoos, which are said to attract joy and luck. When staffers aren't equipping clients for everyday beauty, they offer bridal packages for both traditional western and Indian weddings.
Before hitting the salon floor, Elite Beauty's pupils undergo rigorous training in the techniques and artistry of cosmetology and nail technology. The academy's stylists—many of whom are bilingual—administer their newfound knowledge in a salon surrounded by sunshine-yellow walls, pulling from an expansive service menu to primp tresses, skin, and nails. Teaching staff also prepare current pros to become cosmetology instructors themselves, the beauty-industry equivalent of a university with a PhD program or the culinary school that appoints the next Chef Boyardee.
Hairstyling is in Terry Abraham's blood. The third-generation stylist comes from a line of hairstylists who have been managing manes for more than 80 years. Continuing in his family's footsteps, Terry partnered with 20-year master stylist Anthony Tuzzolino––who boasts world-wide training with such names as Leland Hirsh and Gambuzza––to create iDesign Salon, where today the duo pools their 50 years of combined expertise to transform tresses with products from Bumble and bumble, Moroccanoil, and Aquage. Proficient in color, the salon's self-proclaimed specialty is in the creation of "gorgeous blonds," which they fashion with help from Schwartzkopf Professional Color and advice whispered from a framed photo of Veronica Lake.