As clients lounge in leather-backed chairs, the stylists at Chop Chop Bang Bang trim locks into alternative styles, modern pixie cuts, and long layers that garner second and third looks from passersby. Using color as an antidote to everyday 'dos, the stylists are known for their use of strategic pops of sun-kissed highlights or bold hues, which can include bright blues and fuchsias. Each professional's cache of tools includes Enjoy haircare products and Bio Ionic brushes and flat irons, which the salon also sells for at-home or at-jury-duty styling on the go.
Styling Company closes a little early every other Wednesday—but it's not so stylists have more time for relaxation and water-balloon fights. Rather, it's so they can exchange new styling ideas and study the latest fashion techniques. The dedicated specialists attend external beauty classes regularly, determined to stay on top of the latest haircutting, balayage, and hair-extension techniques. They operate out of a chic salon with swanky decor, art-speckled walls, and plush waiting-area sofas.
Since its humble beginnings as a tanning salon, Jack Patrick Salon & Spa has expanded its menu offerings to become a full-service beauty emporium. Its team of stylists paint highlights by hand utilizing the balayage technique, or tame frizzy tresses with Coppola keratin treatments. Nail techs, meanwhile, add long-lasting shine to digits with Shellac gel.
A trained aesthetician for nearly a decade, Jamila has created her own line of products—Jamila Skincare—that she currently uses in her work at Trimz Hair Salon. Guided by the education she received from the Concorde school, she's a strong supporter of regular facial treatments coupled with daily hydration in order to keep skin smooth and looking its youngest without crayon tattoos. To this end, her products, such as mud masks, eschew sulfur in favor of earth minerals and arctic clay. Her products include brow makeup and skincare ointments, crafted from botanical ingredients.
Brush Salon is a study in contrast. Mirrors hang from brick walls and metal fixtures hang like street lamps to give the interior a rustic, welcoming air, but each station is lined with advanced products and staffed by a stylist continually trained to stay abreast of hair trends. This duality matches the salon’s approach to hair services, which combines cutting-edge beauty techniques with an attention to each customer’s comfort and goals. Clients are encouraged to bring pictures or magazine clippings to the salon, allowing stylists to duplicate their favorite celebrity looks or articulate what went wrong with their favorite celebrity marriages. If customers are not pleased with their haircut, color, or retexturing services, they can return within a week and stylists will fix the looks at no charge.