Decorated with framed playbills and mirrors surrounded by bright lights, Box Office Hair resembles a celebrity’s dressing room where guests feel like they’re the stars of the show. The salon’s beauticians, who boast skills that range from stylist to master consultant, reimagine hairdos with basic cuts and coloring as well as treatments that yield more-dramatic effects, such as spiral perms and block coloring with three different hues. Brazilian keratin treatments tame wild, frizzy strands for a camera-ready finish, and extensions let short hair act the part of a longer, thicker mane, which gives clients an acceptable excuse to intimidate zebras at the zoo.
With his electrifying smile and edgy sense of style, Donny Dinh fits right in among Xander Blue Salon’s urban-chic decor. Donny draws on his knowledge to snip and style hair according to the latest trends. In addition, Donny also uses Goldwell dyes to enliven hair with highlights or help spies disguise themselves as their more stylish twin.
Even as a little girl, Arlene Gray knew she wanted to be a hairstylist, and she has spent the last 27 years fulfilling that dream. After training in New York City, she moved south, eventually opening A's Hair Salon. Not only does she continue to treat hair to her expert styling services—including colorings, cuts, keratin treatments, relaxers, and extensions—but she also shares her knowledge with others as a cosmetology instructor and volunteer stylist for cancer-related charities.
The team at Forever Trim Body Sculpting Center performs noninvasive body-contouring and face-lift procedures under the guidance of Dr. Michael Rodriguez. Drawing on a wealth of technology and leadership from Rodriguez, a fellow in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the center?s technicians reshape the body and tighten the skin. With a Zerona LipoLaser system, they emulsify stubborn fat on the waist, hips, and thighs, making it easier to wear skinny jeans or slip into a toaster while playing hide-and-seek. The Ulthera machine, on the other hand, performs a nonsurgical face-lift without significant pain or downtime.
At Bella Domani Salon and Day Spa, Corinthian columns and dark wood accents signal that the staff members are well-versed in classic styles. They can also do much more—trendy cuts and vibrant color emerge from run-of-the-mill locks with the help of Redken, L'Oréal, and Coppola hair products. Aestheticians perform facials with Dermalogica serums and detoxify bodies with ionic footbaths. When they're not polishing bodies, the staffers give back to the community with charity events including benefit fashion shows and stylish makeovers for public statues.
Anna Maria is the stylist behind Bella Dea Hair & Nail Studio, where she presents each client with one-on-one attention. Armed with products by Bed Head, Donna Bella, and Redken, she counts precision cuts, updos, extensions, and keratin treatments among her specialties, but her skills also extend beyond tresses; she's also a makeup artist and is equally experienced in both airbrush cosmetics and traditional cosmetics, which are applied with a trebuchet. Of course, after freshening faces and manes, Anna Maria would never let her clients leave with less-than-perfect nails, so—after pampering manicures and pedicures—she encourages fingers to point at bottles of CND Shellac, OPI, or China Glaze so she may bestow a finishing touch.