The salon's ruby-red walls are stark against metal star décor and the fluid brush strokes of abstract paintings. These modern trappings set the mood as Stellar's highly trained stylists sculpt hair into sleek cuts and bedeck tresses with Aguage and Pureology brand color products. Clients may also solicit an aesthetician for a BioElements facial, a CND gel mani-pedi, or soothing deep-tissue bodywork from the spa's licensed massage therapist.
At Studio A Collective of Stylists, a team of hair experts hand-picked by owner Andrea Tucker stays abreast of the latest trends and advises clients with up-to-the-minute style advice gleaned through regular trainings. Wielding products from Screen, Phyto, and Sebastian, the stylists tend locks with cuts, deep-conditioning treatments, and coloring services that include semipermanent dyes and glosses––treatments that lack the permanent hold of traditional dyes or bubblegum colorings. Stylists also color-coordinate nails to outfits with durable Shellac manicures and pedicures, and protect skin from unwanted hair with a slew of facial-waxing services. Styling tips for time between appointments foster long-lasting chic and protection from bedhead epidemics, as do complimentary maintenance trims in the salon, where walls brim with the creative wares of a rotating featured artist.:m.]]
Whether trimming tresses, highlighting strands, or adding feathers to hair, stylist Angie knows she's doing what she loves. At Shear Imagination, she shares in her passion with zeal, using salon-trusted haircare brands such as Neuma and Kune and continually pushing herself to find new and unique ways to help her clients express themselves through their styles. In addition to her creative coloring and styling work, she also offers facial waxing to uncover sleek, curvaceous eyebrows or remove unwanted facial fuzz, which she hopes makes her clients feel more confident and beautiful. When weddings, proms, or other formal occasions crop up on the horizon, the stylist's aesthetic talents in formal-event styling—one of her specialties—give any client a new lease on glamour.
As the stylists at Royal Salon Organic Care whittle away at unruly coifs, they eschew common ammonia- and paraben-laden chemical products in favor of natural, vegan Organic Salon Systems products. Under the leadership of owner Indre Roy, the experts wield these products while adding depth with highlights, razoring layers, and twisting tresses into updos for weddings or neck model auditions. Organic nail polishes also adhere to the salon’s philosophy, brightening fingertips after the nail technician draws on her background in reflexology to massage hands and arms. Extremities also get a treat in the form of homemade sea salt or sugar scrubs. Sugaring is offered for clients wishing to get rid of body and facial hair.
Within a renovated church, owner Sarah Kendall styles hair with the skills that made her an educator for TIGI, Phyto, and Kydra. A plaster angel reminiscent of the Winged Victory of Samothrace hangs illumined on the salon's golden walls, hovering over spacious styling stations fully equipped with full-length mirrors and cabinets. Private treatment rooms welcome guests with spa treatments that include massages and facials. In the lobby, clients seeking to take home supplies to maintain their hair treatment or facial can browse a cabinet full of designer products by the light of glowing stained-glass windows.
As a premier Paul Mitchell Focus salon, Lady Godiva Hair Studio is backed by a brand that has been an industry leader for more than three decades. The salon's owner, Eric, appreciates Paul Mitchell for both its eclectic line of products and coloring treatments and its commitment to continuing education for his staff—he himself is a trained national educator for the brand. Supported by this team of experienced stylists, the salon’s services focus strictly on coiffures, from basic cuts to full highlights and dramatic extensions.