From their risque pinup-girl posters to their rock 'n' roll memorabilia, it's clear the stylists at Inked Kitty's Lounge invoke a vintage spirit—with a dash of sass. They bestow lads and ladies with retro looks, such as pompadours and finger waves, adding fun, bold touches, including Cruella de Vil stripes and Rosie the Riveter bandannas. Rock and punk 'dos edge toward the rebellious. Yet the team doesn't alienate classic elegance, administering gorgeous highlights and waxing services.
Muse Salon & Spa's website has a profile for each stylist with little-known professional and personal facts. Polly gets goofy when she's tired and for Amber, ice cream is a cure-all. It's this same rapport that the stylists hope to build with clients so that the salon can be home, as well as a place of beauty. Though Muse specializes in cut and coloring techniques, technicians are also on-hand for a nail-shaping session or swift waxing services.
Jesika Russell of Kitsch Hair by Jesika makes hair look refreshed and healthy via cuts, color, and deep conditioning from a space inside MiraBella Salon & Spa. MiraBella changed locations in 2012, and it shows in the sleek new space, built from the concrete up to form a welcoming home for spa and salon services. Today, natural and organic hair products fill wooden bookcases, and lights reflecting the season twinkle softly over the receptionist's desk.
Amir Mujcin cuts hair inside Salon 162, a hip, fashion-forward salon located in downtown Boise. Amidst funky artwork and plush orange furniture, Amir and Salon 162’s stylists provide creative cuts and color using Pureology products. The salon also offers manicures and pedicures as well as facial waxing and skincare services. Salon 162 supports charities such as St. Luke's Children’s Hospital and the Idaho Humane Society year-round.
Though stylist Tisha Bostrom touts a comprehensive menu of traditional salon services ranging from haircuts and color treatments to waxing services, she also specializes in custom hair extensions. By offering pre-application consultations, Tisha tailors extensions to each client's individual style and, with 12 different color options, can match extensions to most hair colors.
Known for her precision and creative approach to hairstyling, Sara Murray ensures that each client leaves her chair feeling his or her best, and looking like no one else. She works within the Indigo Palm Salon, retooling locks with all-over color, full highlights, and cuts for men, women, and children. She also specializes in hair etching, turning noggins into examples of true design.