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Alice Band Salon and Day Spa
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Salon and spa meet downtown art gallery in this funky loft space above the Museum of Sex. High ceilings, dark wood floors, and sparse furnishings make the large rectangular room seem massive, while changing art exhibits add a Bohemian feel. Five styling chairs sit in front of eclectic antique mirrors and dressing tables; facing these, a single table with two large, upholstered armchairs serves as a manicure station, and a small raised platform with low, cushiony seats is used for pedicures. Massages, facials, waxing, and an endless list of spa treatments take place in two small rooms at the back of the salon, away from the sound of blow dryers. The vibe is relaxed and spontaneous—you might call it the anti-salon of salons—but the service and expertise are top-notch. Owner Calum Gair-Stephenson and his staff are all about natural beauty, encouraging clients to dump their harsh shampoos and pampering them with MOP (Modern Organic) hair products and Suki skincare. Those with curly hair may want to wait for an appointment with Calum himself, since his own head of curls shows he truly understands unruly locks. For ethnic hair, a specialist is available Wednesday through Saturday, making this one of the few salons to offer expert care for all hair types.
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