- $130 for a two-hour keratin straightening treatment and style ($285 value)
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Casual Chic Salon
When Dritan Azemi's parents encouraged him to pursue a career that would help people, they envisioned him becoming a doctor or an engineer. Dritan envisioned something a bit different. "Hairstyles grow out, manicures chip, skin responds to the stresses of everyday life. In a sense, the services I provide are impermanent," Dritan says. "Despite this, I believe that I offer [people] a gift that will not fade over time. That is gift is self-assurance."
With this frame of mind, he's assembled a team of stylists who are not only technically accomplished, but who can listen to and communicate with their clients. These stylists work with people to achieve a wide range of looks, performing everything from cut and color services to keratin treatments to makeup applications.