As the owners tell it, Cha Cha's was opened "in direct response to the 'mega spas' and assembly-line salons of the last several years," and they’ve designed it to be "a throwback to the old barbershops and salons." Specifically, they want to capture the high level of customer service that defined shops of previous generations. Personal attention, carefully crafted styles, and hot-lather shaves are de rigueur. There’s also a nostalgic feel to the shop's quirky décor: they have a cigarette machine that dispenses candy and on the walls are Old Hollywood glamor shots, taken so long ago the Hollywood sign had only lowercase letters. The hairstyles themselves don’t have to be old-fashioned, though: the salon portfolio is lined with pictures of pink hair, half-shaved heads, and trendily executed tamer do's.
Trademark Salon and Studio One Hair Salon is a bright, red-walled space adorned with bright artwork and sleek hardwood floors. The shelves are lined with an array of styling products handpicked by the salon's two stylists, who have each spent more than 25 years in the beauty industry. The duo has been specially trained in the latest trends, from ombre hair color and feather extensions to special smoothing techniques that straighten out kinks, curls, and damning phrenological bumps.
Light streams in through Salon on Plaza, glinting off zebra-print chairs and a framed portrait of Marilyn Monroe posing coquettishly. It is inside these comfortably elegant confines where master stylist Alicia Riggs harnesses her decade of experience to pamper clients with haircuts, highlights, and straightening treatments. She also wields OPI nail polish when treating clients to manicures, pedicures, or innovative red clown noses.
Você's talented stylists smarten up discerning strands in their full-service salon and boutique, which was named third runner-up on Salon Today's Salon of the Year 2010 list. During a keratin smoothing treatment, manes plagued by frizz blizzards and curl incursions fulfill their dreams of a silkier existence. Locks marinate in the formaldehyde-free serum, which imbues strands with up to four months of sleekness akin to a penguin covered in donut glaze. Patrons bask in the natural light that floods in from architectural skylights in this newly renovated salon.