Step inside Salon 1550 to be enveloped in a vivacious lime-green glow and showered with attentive service. The modern, upscale salon is dressed to the nines in cushy amenities, including cozy black salon chairs, large flat-screen TVs, and slick, solid flooring that never opens to a netherlake of shark-infested lava without at least two weeks notice. During your visit, one of the salon's skilled, professional wax-wielders will swiftly evict rogue whiskers from your upper lip ($16) and lower forehead ($16 for an eyebrow wax), leaving behind only the strands that complement your features and speak fluent French. With waxing, you avoid time-consuming tweezing and painful razor-related cuts. Plus, hairs don’t grow back for two to six weeks, making it more effective than fire or wishing.
Blow dryers whir in the hands of stylists in training as they concentrate on perfecting their trade. Wielding professional-grade Paul Mitchell shampoos, conditioners, and awapuhi-keratin treatments, the students cut, color, and style the hair of their clients, adhering to professional standards.
Paul Mitchell The School not only nurtures the students and pushes them to their full potential inside the classroom with a dress code and high educational standards, but also works to build self-esteem. Their vision is to create happy and successful future professionals. Staff members support all of their students as they begin a new life and a new career, whether that means overcoming addiction or supporting themselves for the first time.
Gilded mirrors and ornate cabinets directly face the stylists as they spritz over newly crafted hairdos. Beyond custom cuts and colors, they can improve strand manageability with keratin smoothing treatments and accent tresses with feather extensions. Staffers also aim below the permanent top hat with golden airbrush tans or shellac and traditional nail polishes.
Ameerah Jones, a stylist at A Better Image Beauty and Barber, loves working on hair of all textures. When Groupon asked what her favorite service was to perform, she was hard-pressed to narrow it down to just one: braiding children's hair, adding silkening treatments to a new haircut, and restoring damaged hair with conditioner treatments—she enjoys them all. One thing she's absolutely sure about, however, is the best part of her job: "working with people and making [them] feel beautiful!"
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Styles and braids, cuts, color, and restorative treatments
Brands Used: Kera Kare, Design Essentials, ISO, Wella, Sebastian, Bumble
Located in Cordova, A Better Image Beauty & Barber Shop is a bustling, popular beauty salon and barbershop, offering a host of pampering services for both men and women. From relaxers and chic haircuts to eyebrow waxing, sew-ins, and full highlights, this salon has plenty to offer its clients, along with its professional yet laid-back atmosphere. Seven licensed stylists and eight licensed barbers mean there's little-to-no wait time at A Better Image Beauty & Barber Shop, and salon-goers can even watch TV in the lobby and in the styling chairs.
Lead by medical director Gregory Laurence, Germantown Aesthetics’s team of trained specialists beautifies clients’ epidermal landscapes during noninvasive and surgical treatments. Germantown Aesthetics welcomes patients into a handsome, historic building raised in 1887 that now combines space-age lasers and medical equipment with the earth-toned décor and meticulous facial-hair grooming of the late 19th century. Within soothing treatment rooms, physician assistants and registered nurses work alongside Dr. Laurence to fill out wrinkles with Botox and Juvéderm, sculpt svelte waistlines with liposuction, and erase unwanted veins from the surface of legs with advanced laser treatments.