Salon Pasca's dedicated staff of professional stylists beautify patrons with a full range of salon services. To eliminate frizz and tame tresses for easy styling, opt for the botanical keratin treatment ($300). With a protein-rich serum and the wave of a magic hot-iron wand, the keratin treatment restructures, relaxes, and reconditions hair fibers. The resulting smooth 'do reduces the need for morning hair-styling, freeing time for other traditional antemeridiem pursuits, such as sausage-link stacking and throwing night rocks at the sun.
Currie Hair Skin & Nails performs its ministrations in ultramodern, elegant spaces as clients settle into plush robes and slippers. Stylists guide patrons into sleek leather chairs to infuse 'dos with face-framing highlights or tame overgrown head ferns with a phalanx of scissors and a blow-dry for good measure. Visages in need of amelioration may opt for the recovery facial, which revitalizes with an arctic-berry-based antioxidant serum that neutralizes free radicals and protects the skin. During an aromatherapy massage, licensed massage therapists soothe away stress from demanding jobs and dishonest parking meters, and mani-pedi specialists deftly shape and polish nails, repair broken nail beds, and curb thrill-seeking hangnails.
This old-school barbershop sports walls painted with realistic bricks and plaster cracks, plush couches in the waiting area, and quality cuts to keep sprouting scalps and whiskered faces in check. The Shop's owner, Georgie McCusker, offers a beer to every customer coming through his doors and focuses on keeping the atmosphere casual and relaxed. Flat-screen TVs are within eyeball reach of all chairs, allowing clients to contemplate the merits of Bad Boys II while their mops are lopped into proper shape. Open early, The Shop maintains an immaculately clean interior and all the polish of a corporate barbershop while providing the friendly charm of a local elderly fellow leaning against a striped pole while murmuring gently about sassafras.
Hairworks, which was voted Delaware's top hair salon in 2013 by the readers of The News Journal, likens finding the right stylist to finding the right spouse—it's all about creating a bond with someone whom you can trust and openly communicate with. To that end, the stylists can be there to perform most any service for their clients, including cut and color as well as more advanced treatments such as relaxers and keratin straightening. And though hair is the namesake, the team also performs nail services, waxing, and facials.
At Vel’s Hair Salon, fish tails and finger waves signify more than just a flirting mermaid . At the cozy Salon, both are hairstyling options. Even with the whimsical names, clients leave their hair to the experienced stylists and leave happy with their new looks. Along with specific styles, they also cut, condition, and color hair. Natural braids, sew-ins, and weaves are also available.
Blu Salon and Spa’s earth-toned décor strikes a delicate balance of influences, falling somewhere between the chicness of the fashion world and the modest beauty of the natural world. The stress-free haven’s experienced staff manages to achieve this same balance in each of their services, which account for the latest trends as they enhance the natural beauty of hair, nails, and complexions.
Stylists grasp shears and pace around salon chairs, snipping with a degree of care and precision that befits their level of experience—from the recently anointed masters at Level 1 to the wizened style sages of Level 2. Tucked away in the mani-pedi nook, nail technicians pamper hands and feet before embellishing nails with CND Shellac or OPI polish, or three-dimensional artworks. Aestheticians call upon botanical-based products from A Natural Difference during seven types of facials, and cosmetic artists enhance features with Glominerals' distinctive blend of high-pigmented minerals and antioxidants.
Regardless of their specialties, Blu Salon and Spa’s crew of beautifiers stay keen on the latest trends and techniques by participating in monthly education courses. The relaxing environment cultivated during treatments extends to the spa’s contemporary waiting room, where you can sip on complimentary wine or coffee and share haunting stories of undead skin cells beside the fireplace.