Colorbar The Salon combines the modern elegance of boxy angles and hard lines with the time-tested charm of antique accents. Flowers burst with color against black-lined mirrors, which hang over stocky wooden cabinets wearing hats of granite. Nearby, white chairs seem to glow as clients sink into them, sighing beneath high ceilings that are held up in part by a polished cloud-white column and part by sky-blue walls. If it wasn’t for the hardwood floors, glowing warmly in hues that flirt with red, clients might think they’ve floated away. Yet Colorbar’s stylists remain grounded as they cut, condition, and revamp hair. They work with clients’ features to sculpt the most face-flattering styles possible, coloring and highlighting to complement eye color and skin tone. They even offer a VIP membership program that grants frequent guests privileges such as unlimited haircuts and blowouts each month and salon parties that celebrate special occasions such as a girls’ night out, a wedding, or medaling at the Lumberjack World Championships.
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.
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.
The professional muscle kneaders at Effleurage Massage Therapy & Bodywork aim to ease tension and promote wellness from the outside-in. They’ve mastered a quintet of styles—Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, sports, and chair massage—that they tailor to each client’s particular aches. The company’s list of post-massage benefits rings true to many previous clients, who have experienced first-hand the boost of energy, improved joint flexibility, and limbo-contest prowess that come with each massage.
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.
Licensed massage therapist Kristen Lamb studied an array of bodywork techniques at the Institute for Therapeutic Massage, including Swedish and deep-tissue massage, reflexology, and myofascial release. Unsurprisingly, she offers those same techniques as well as relaxing add-ons such as aromatherapy and salt scrubs at her massage studio. Benefits of the services can include everything from reduced anxiety to increased circulation of fun cells.