Tru Salon’s co-owners, Jennifer Collins and Maria Kett, welcome clients to their full-service salon with a homey atmosphere, complemented by high ceilings, drop lighting, and elegant mirrors. Their staff stocks high-end products from brands such as Schwarzkopf, Redken, and Rusk for hair and OPI and Essie for nails. With these high-end elixirs in hand, stylists skillfully cut straight or curly hair, in addition to performing color touchups or administering entirely new head hues. Special-occasion updos ready clients for nuptials and artificial eyelashes add more flutter to peepers. Keratin treatments straighten strands for up to three months by filling in cracked gaps in the follicles and bolstering every lock's protein content. Potential clients can preview the salon interior and the stylists’ handiwork via their online gallery.
Co-owners Wadiya Adger and Georgina Weston, along with hair-design and color specialist Candace Aloi, pamper clients with personable salon services for all hair and skin types. Leaning on their extensive beautifying experience, the trio deftly delivers highlights and cornrows along with less hirsute pursuits, such as waxing, body scrubs, mani-pedis, and anti-aging facials. Slinging handpicked products by Redken, Pureology, and Aveda, the trio of beautifiers sets to work, revamping styles for everything from a night out on the town to a quiet date watching a film about a night out on the town. Not content to only focus on hair, the professional prettifiers soothe clients with spa treatments, such as a hydrating body wrap or peeper-enhancing eyelash extensions.
Blow outs, braids, and nail services are the main orders of business at Primp House, a salon devoted to pampering services and efficient beautification. Manis and pedis, as well as manis and blow outs, may be performed simultaneously for those in a rush, and quick blow-dry-and-style treatments make hair look red-carpet-ready in less time than a haircut. The manicurists here use Scotch Naturals, a vegan, cruelty-free polish, and Essie polish on fingers and toes, while clients partake in complimentary beverages and snacks.
At A & P Nail, a seven-person team of skilled beautifiers whisks hands into shape, tidying and decorating nails to their owners' specifications. Steady hands wield airbrush tools and miniature accessories to bedeck nails with tiny art. For long-lasting looks, staff members apply acrylics and gels that ensconce nail beds in smooth, chip-repelling pools of color, while on-staff caterpillars fortify nails by weaving tiny silks. To pair with their nail services, the techs also offer waxing services to keep skin smooth.
Perhaps it’s Polished Nails’ daffodil-yellow walls that make everyone inside so cheery, or perhaps it’s the staff’s warm banter with clients that infuses the salon with its sunny aura. Whatever its source, the lighthearted atmosphere within Polished Nails envelops guests as they unwind while receiving lavish nail services. The crew of licensed nail technicians buzzes about their manicure stations as they beautify fingers and nearby, soon-to-be-pedicured guests in cushy chairs dunk their feet into meticulously sanitized basins. Along with nail services ranging from gel manicures to artful nail designs, the staff also whisks away unwanted hair with waxing treatments that leave visages primed for close-ups and for fitting in better with one's dolphin friends.
Several of the stylists at Elevations Hair tally more than 20 years each in the industry, but that doesn't mean they've grown complacent. Instead, they continue to stay abreast of the latest trends by upholding the salon-wide allegiance to continuing education. This attitude explains how the salon can specialize in such modern techniques as keratin straightening treatments, feather extensions, and even men’s hair camouflaging, which disguises gray hairs and silver band-aids with subtle infusions of color. The salon's other hair-tinting services include highlights that make use of Redken and Wella color products.