Rendered in white, three-dimensional lettering, the words create and relax hang from A Little Style's sky-blue walls. The salon follows these commands faithfully. From the outside, it looks like a quaint white house, and this homey feel extends indoors, where patrons find comfy chairs, decorations during the holidays, and shelves stocked with Redken, Matrix, and other professional products for sale. It's in this space that stylist and owner Rachel Little's creativity shines. Ms. Little transforms hairstyles with trendy cuts, flattering highlights, and all-over color treatments. She also works with children, whose hair grows at a rate one million times faster than adults'.
Under the direction of owner and stylist Erica Duke, the staff at Ericalee's Hair Salon transforms limp strands into face-flattering hairdos. With experience and training gleaned from Paul Mitchell, Keune, and Wella classes, stylists revamp tresses with highlights and full color. Other services include deep-conditioning treatments and color glossing that helps breathe new life into follicles that have lost their tone due to excessive exposure to the sun or glow-in-the-dark scrunchies. The salon?s services extend beyond hair to include shellac manicures and waxing treatments.
Signature Service: Color, highlight, design cut, formal hair
Brands Used: Goldwell, Wella, Redken, Moroccanoil, Lanza
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
When stylist Nikki Price of Cala Renee Salon adds rich, single-process hues or bright highlights, she draws on both her advanced color certification and the salon's stock of nontoxic, organic dyes. In addition to color, Price also is skilled in cutting manes and fortifying them with nourishing deep conditioner.
During service sessions, owner and stylist Amanda Furnari doesn’t just sit back and watch her team work—she rolls up her sleeves, pulls out her shears, and gets to work. As an industry veteran with more than eight years of experience, Furnari carries certifications in SoCap and Balmain hair extensions as well as Schwarzkopf color. And it’s these types of skill sets that helped her salon win Salem/Beverly’s Best Hair Salon by Market Surveys of America in 2011.
Furnari and her fellow female stylists bolster natural beauty with salon services that include color treatments, hairstyling, waxing, and makeup applications. And as they work their magic, the team members take clients to cloud nine thanks to the salon’s sky-blue walls, soft, white salon chairs, and famous glass elevator that goes to nowhere.
From the moment customers sink into one of Aqua Salon and Spa's ocean-blue styling chairs, the stylists are focused on creating the exact look they desire. Whether it's a drastic transformation or a quick trim, they can handle it all, offering cuts, color, and keratin treatments. Along with hair transformations, Aqua Salon and Spa also treats and beautifies skin. A skincare specialist analyzes and evaluates skin needs and goals before performing personalized, clinical facials, including a teen acne facial and anti-aging treatments.