Sitting in a red chair in front of a futuristic, diamond-shaped mirror at Blown Away, you might feel as though you're piloting a spaceship. The reality is far less stressful—a stylist is probably trimming your hair or combing it through with products from brands such as Sebastian and Alterna.
Despite the salon's name, the team specializes in far more than blowouts. They also apply highlights, curl hair with perms, and take down frizz with thermal straightening. There are even waxing services for the face and body, as well as mani-pedis with skin-softening paraffin wax.
The stylists at Salon Cristina have a deft touch with both scissors and just their hands alone which they use to achieve extraordinary feats of transformation. They sew in hair extensions that add volume to locks, and they can apply foils to create customized shades of color and highlights. Straightening treatments uncoil curls and braiding services spool manes into decorative styles or reinforced weaves that can carry groceries home.