Sabrina Kern—artistic director or Salon Demetri—doesn't want her clients to feel trapped by the natural state of their hair. So she's curated her salon's services to cater to whims of each client, whether they are seeking straight locks, curling tresses, or lightning-shaped pig-tails. Sabrina's team of stylists specialize in Kerapure smoothing treatments, which use amino technology to smooth and straighten hair without the damage of harsh chemicals or the inherent deception of magic. Stylists can also lengthen hair with the salon’s SoCap hair extensions that bond real human hair to your natural strands with keratin-based agents. After redesigning hair into the desired color, cut, or texture, the stylists educate clients in the expert tricks of how to maintain their new look at home and on the go.
Led by a local fire lieutenant turned stylist, the beauty specialists at Shear Fire Design sculpt tresses into flattering ’dos with a slew of haircare products and color services. Scissors snip unkempt strands into lockstep and a Tuscan Oil deep-conditioning treatment can leave hair as soft as elevator music performed by a snowflake. Clients can also add new hues to monochrome manes with a coloring service, such as highlights, lowlights, or all-over color. Hair services integrate high-end products from brands including Pureology, Rusk, and Redken, nail treatments beautify digits, and facial waxing removes unwanted fuzz.
Built in a former body shop, the salon has added rugged chic décor to its space; it seats 10 guests at stylized stations adorned with fire-department memorabilia. Painted tufts of flame decorate the walls, and real firemen try to extinguish them. Meanwhile, the salon’s affiliated academy readies aspiring aesthetes to treat hair and nails.
An independent stylist, Yvette Blezinski employs 14 years of experience and uses products by Natural Euphoria, Redken, and Shwarzkopf while snipping and styling the tresses of women and men. Prior to haircut services, Yvette navigates her fingertips through manes, relieving tension with a gentle massage. Afterward, the stylist re-arms herself with scissors or gardening shears, trimming and sculpting tresses in a way that suits the individual or topiary. Partial highlights vivify select strands, and full-color treatments dress entire 'dos in select pigments. For soft, shiny locks, Brazilian blowouts hydrate frizz-prone hair, and Moroccanoil deep-conditioning treatments hydrate hair shafts and prevent cuticles from becoming desiccated or sprouting cacti.
The best way to describe Pamper Me Spa is a strategic color eruption. Between pink and neon yellow-checkered floor tiles and a vibrant fuchsia ceiling, the walls display an enormous abstract cityscape, with sponge-painted skyscrapers and a blue twilight backdrop. Amid these glitzy accents, skilled stylists bedeck tresses with bold color highlights and customize haircuts to clients’ preferences and lifestyles. The salon also offers private rooms for soothing massages and waxing services as well as a free play center for children and the Muppets who follow them, awaiting the right moment to burst into song.
In a chic, pink-hued space with natural-wood floors, The Beauty Room's stylists and aestheticians beautify clients with a range of professional skin and haircare treatments. They use brands trusted for their results, including American Crew, Bare Minerals, and Morrocanoil, as well as Bumble and bumble styling products, which are designed to be mixed and layered to create custom hair effects or give house plants more of a punk-rock look. Additional skin services include microdermabrasion, which removes dead skin cells; photo rejuvenation, which diminishes scars and discoloration; and microcurrent treatments, which awaken collagen-producing cells.
Intricately painted floral patterns bloom out from individual styling stations and reach for the Cutting Crew Salon's warm toffee-hued walls. At one of these stations waits Tammy Shaw, who sculpts locks into stylish layers and adds highlights with color products by Redken and Matrix. The salon's menu is diverse, ranging from invigorating Bioelements facials and lash extensions to decorative mani-pedis. Clients may also remove unwanted hair with a private waxing session, or request a specialty makeup session as prep for an upcoming birthday or Blue Man Group performance.