A curled sidewalk delivers patrons to the temple-like entrance of Shear Effects. After crossing the threshold, patrons enter a Colonial Revival–style red-brick residence, where owner and stylist Amy Bast and her team of beauty professionals foster beauty and wellness. Double-hung windows shed natural light on stylists as they cut, color, or texturize strands in the salon. Voyeuristic squirrels cast their unremitting gaze on nail technicians who groom fingers and toes in a mani-pedi room. Beneath the vaulted ceiling of an upstairs massage area, a licensed massage therapist doles out soothing strokes and certified myoskeletal-alignment therapy, which combines muscle-balancing techniques with joint mobilization to alleviate neck and back pain.