Hair Science's stylists transform men's looks with expert cutting and styling. They specialize in bald fades, tapers, low fades, designs, mohawks, and razor lineups. Beyond making Anchorage more stylish from the neck up, Hair Science makes it a little warmer from the neck down by participating in community-betterment programs such as Cuts for Coats, which offers free haircuts to any customer who donates a boy's or girl's coat in good condition.
Signature Service: Haircut, style, and color
Brands Used: Marrakesh, Big Sexy Hair, Redken
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Pro Tip: Private studio room
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.
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.
Cura Novo proprietor Natha Thompson beautifies faces and bodies in tranquil, private settings at both D'Vons Salon & Day Spa in Eagle River and Envy Salon Studio in Wasilla. Using all-natural Cosmedix products, she can work to correct brown spots and other skin complaints or perform soothing relaxation facials. She can also add lash extensions one by one to enhance eyes, or keep their skin surfaces smooth via waxing treatments.
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.