Shear Elegance's stylists aim to please, whether tailoring formal updos for special occasions or cutting and coloring manes for quotidian elegance. The crew's services are backed by a guarantee, and they round out each service with a do-it-yourself lesson that equips clients with tips and techniques for re-creating their new look at home or on a jealous twin. Haircare specialists will even sometimes perform a complimentary shampoo and style for patrons who are having a bad day.
Unlike a caricature artist who needs a vacation, expert stylist Denise customizes her sessions to each client’s unique face-shape and personality. She confers with her guests to craft voluminous layers or go grunge with a modern punk pixie cut. Men’s barber cuts are also available with luxurious add-ons such as a hot towel treatment that promotes relaxation.
With more than 10 years of experience to her name, Melissa helms one side of her eponymous salon while her sister and co-owner, Susan, lends her skills as a seamstress to the in-store boutique. The siblings’ signature blend of salon services and boutique luxuries sets them apart as a one-stop destination for those who like to mix their spa and retail therapies.
The sounds of clipping shears and contented sighs mingle on Melissa’s side of the salon, where she wields top-notch salon products that range from CND nail polishes to the individualized ointments of the Bioelements facial line. During haircuts, color services, and treatments for the face and nails, Melissa restores beauty lost to age or gambled away during high-stakes poker games.
La Prestiges Salon and Spa combines s8alon and spa services under one roof to save clients from wasting gas driving all over town for their aesthetic and relaxation needs. A one-stop pampering shop, the salon and spa houses a staff of beauty professionals who reshape shaggy hairstyles or craft complete makeovers using Paul Mitchell products along with their very own comb and scissor savvy. The aestheticians can treat skin with pumpkin, chocolate, or vitamin-C facials and set skin aglow with spray tans. Nail technicians dazzle hands and feet with mani-pedis and tiny, breathtaking nail designs, whereas makeup artists enhance the natural beauty of facial features with skilled cosmetics application and optional helmet-mounted spotlights. Meanwhile, laser techs use laser light to remove unwanted hair from the face, arms, and legs.
At Bravo Beauty, her space inside Off Center Salon, Alicia Bravo specializes in creating smooth skin with dermal fillers. The board-certified nurse practitioner offers Botox, Xeomin, and Juvéderm XC injections. In addition, Alicia offers exfoliating chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments, NovaLash eyelash extensions, and Thermage wrinkle treatments. She also works with cosmetic lasers, using them to remove unwanted hair across the face and body or resurface skin.
Ear piercing may not be a typical salon service, but it’s on the menu at Totally You Hair Studio. That’s because the stylists here strive to accentuate their clients’ faces with haircuts, highlights, updos, and, of course, shiny new earrings. To help them in this quest, they rely on high-quality products from Paul Mitchell, GKhair, and Original Sprout, which manufactures nontoxic products that can also be used to pamper the outside of your hazmat suit for once.