Thanks to a partnership with Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery, Pigalle Salon & MedSpa, a Tiffany Award winner for haircare in 2009 and 2011, is able to offer a combination of traditional hair, nail, and massage services along with medical-grade facials and hair-removal treatments. The salon pampers guests with complimentary herbal tea and coffee served in a cozy lounge where clients wait patiently to enjoy body wraps, tanning sessions, or laser hair-removal treatments that get rid of unwanted hair more effectively than wishing on all the stars in the sky ever could.
Fusion The Salon's stylists dress tresses with hair services for men, women, and children, as aestheticians banish unwanted bristles, age spots, and inches with help from advanced Syneron Emax Diode lasers. The salon's skilled staff cultivates fine coifs with haircuts, color services, and conditioning treatments. Visages luxuriate under age-erasing and skin-rejuvenating facials. VelaShape II treatments smooth and slim physiques, and Syneron Emax Diode lasers target unsightly strands and spotty skin—delivering notice of termination to the offending hair follicles and pigmented lesions in the form of thermal energy and a strongly worded email.
Allure likened the hairdo-renovating experience at Ginger Group for Hair to speed dating. Referring to the salon’s creative director, David Hockney, the magazine writes, “He fired off questions about our likes, dislikes, and profession.” Using the information he acquired, Hockney crafted a face-flattering, personalized hairstyle that the contributor described as “love at first sight.”
Putting clients in the hot seat is common practice at Ginger Group for Hair. The stylists take personalized services very seriously; individuality, after all, is half of their philosophy. The other half? Education. Trained in European techniques, each stylist has obtained advanced education in time-honored cutting, coloring, and snake-taming techniques. Yet, the learning never stops. The team stays hungry for knowledge about the salon industry’s latest innovations and always seeks new ways to develop and build on its practices.
As a result of the team's dedication, its haircare services have earned acclaim from clients and multiple shout-outs from Allure. Ginger Group for Hair’s success can also be attributed to the quality of its hairstyling products. Every service enlists help from environmentally conscious Texturizze products, which are enriched with natural, sustainably sourced ingredients that are friendly to Mother Nature’s receding hairline.
Maalouf doles out an array of hair, makeup, and nail services in a sleek and modern salon. Expert stylists wrangle mangy-mannered manes with haircuts ($35–$60+), color treatments ($55+), or professional styling ($40–$60+). A makeup application ($85) can help clueless cuties get red carpet-ready, and a digit-decorating manicure ($22), pedicure ($62), and flutter-enhancing false-eyelash application ($28) will incite triple takes from friends, passersby, and envious hummingbirds.
Avalon Salon and Spa, a full-service Aveda concept establishment, employs expert skin specialists to pamper patrons with environmentally safe Aveda products. Skin specialists commence a one-hour Enbrightenment skin-brightening facial with a consultation and skin analysis, wherein dilapidated epidermises can begin to address painful memories of abrasive washcloths and sleeping-mask dependencies. An aesthetician uses plant-derived products to give skin a thorough cleansing and purge pores of impurities resulting from environmental factors and separation-anxiety-ridden toddlers. Healing hands will also massage the upper body for maximum relaxation. The skin-brightening facial can hydrate Sahara-like body paper and reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone caused by hormones, stress, acne, or exposure to UV rays.
The Barber Pole cuts the fluff by offering local men traditional barber services in a quintessential barbershop atmosphere. Much like its bitter enemy, baldness, the shop is hereditary, passing through the owning family for three generations. Its men's cuts ($18) craft a combination technique of clippers and scissors-over-comb, approaching cowlicks and mane planes with equal dexterity. The site blabs its tuft-tamers' hours online, making it easy for regulars and unoccupied paparazzi to know when they are on duty.