The year was 2010, and Michael and Jennifer Melching were commiserating with a fellow parent over the frustration a barbershop trip with their sons entailed. The boys would inevitably get bored and irritated, and the dads often felt out of place in typical salons. As the Melchings dwelt on their problem, a potential solution began to take shape: a fun salon tailored specifically to men and boys, so in June 2012, they opened Locker Room. With TVs at each styling station and professional- and college-sports apparel to peruse during downtime, the salon keeps visitors engaged as they sip on complimentary juice boxes or beer and receive makeovers manlier than John Wayne in flannel long johns.
Though services include beautification for hands, the salon specializes in precision haircuts, a fundamental component of its most popular package, the Main Event. This treatment begins with a consultation, shampoo, and hot towel, and then transitions to a haircut and style using Paul Mitchell products. The result is an exterior as masculine as the salon?s interior, which sports crimson walls and black floors, as well as a checkerboard balancing on a repurposed barrel that survived the plunge over Niagara Falls.
Inside The Lucky Waxing Company, Carrie McDaniel forges her own unique path to beauty in a trendy and welcoming environment. In addition to providing expert waxing services, the styling sensei?who boasts more than 12 years of experience teaching young stylists the art of shaping and coloring hair?also tames tangled locks with Keratin treatments or infuses monochromatic hair with Glitter Strands. As a nail tech, she outfits fingers with Shellac polish and soothes feet with spa pedicures, complete with a leg massage that coddles calves in preparation for long-distance hopscotch races.
At Creative Images, stylists glamorize clients with contemporary hairstyles and salon services. During appointments, the staff invites guests to enjoy coffee, water, and cookies that were baked instead of blow-dried.
Studio 803 Salon just opened and is beautiful on the inside with brand new everything. I have been doing hair for 10 years and specialize in a lot of hair services from hair cuts, color, highlights, fusion extensions, and the new keratin treatments.
At the full-service Salon Serenity, stylist Amanda Smith offers a slate of pampering hair and beauty treatments. She deftly cuts the over-long hair of women, men, and children, styling new looks with blow dryers and deep-conditioning treatments. She also offers full and partial highlights and full-color treatments, as well as facial waxing and tweezing.
Inspired by Ayurveda's holistic health principles and fueled by Aveda plant products, Tridosha Salon and Spa summons inner beauty to the surface with custom hair and skin services. In the salon, stylists sculpt locks to frame faces and downplay extra ears. Aveda coloring products use botanical oils that condition the hair, create natural hues, and develop a healthy-looking shine. Skin treatments incorporate everything from warm seaweed to rosemary-mint essences to purify pores, smooth away rough spots, and awaken the senses. Aromatherapy scents waft over massage clients as they absorb Swedish and deep-tissue strokes, which can be enhanced with an aromatic scalp-massage add-on.