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.
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.
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.