At each of Tricho Salon and Spa’s four locations, trained stylists stand ready to refresh outdated hairstyles with products by Schwarzkopf, Bumble and bumble, Keratin Complex, and Moroccanoil. Dr. Sonya Friedman, an accomplished author, CNN talk-show host, and radio psychologist, teams up with dermatologist Dr. Scott Friedman to helm the spa side of the business, where clients can find eight types of facials, nine styles of massage, noninvasive micro treatments, and advice for mending a hairdryer’s broken heart. Fingertips and toes in need of some TLC can also be pampered inside this full-service beauty haven, as nail techs doll-up digits with OPI and Essie polishes as well as Shellac, acrylic, and fiberglass tips.
Though the hairstyles that emerge from Elle Studio’s doors are often described as cool, this salon’s interior emanates warmth. Here, guests can relax by a cozy fireplace or bask in the sheen of silver-framed mirrors and polished wooden floors. Talent also shines from stylists’ shears, which snip men’s, women’s, and children’s locks into custom ’dos. To turn brunettes into blonds and redheads into doves, the coiffing crew summons the transformative properties of Goldwell colors. Products by Kérastase, Kevin Murphy, and EVO fuel the hair-wrangling process, nourishing dry strands and catching flyaways. When they’re not painting lips and lashes for photo shoots, resident makeup artists lead lessons with their wands and brushes. The staff also specializes in NovaLash extensions, which make eyelashes as long and full as a dachshund after Thanksgiving dinner.
In 2004, all it took was four salon chairs and 900 square feet to launch Blush Salon. Within these humble confines, stylists started sculpting stylish hairdos that caught the attention of more clients, necessitating a new location, a larger staff, and a bald robot to collect the hair trimmings and fashion into a wig. Today, the staff supplement their hair makeovers with nail services, waxing, and rejuvenating facials. For the latter of these services, aestheticians address skin damage and signs of age with products from Janssen Cosmetics, an organic skincare line.
Although Julie Cotton has been painting for almost two decades, her canvas isn’t canvas—it’s nails. As a master nail technician at Salon D’Mars, she brightens fingers and toes with signature nail-art designs, french tips, and long-lasting OPI gel polish, which has been proven to be more durable than regular polish, even after each nail has been carefully bound in bubble wrap.