Named 2011's Best Makeover Maven by Richmond magazine, Design One Salon & Spa's team of talented stylists, certified massage therapists, and estheticians converges under one roof to rejuvenate and beautify clients with a comprehensive array of services. An aggressive in-house training regimen places associate stylists at the elbow of a master, who enlightens them on the precise art of updating clients’ looks with cuts, extensions, and colors. They emphasize communication and customize all services to fit each individual's needs. The staff also demonstrate their devotion to exacting optimal services by welcoming feedback and suggestions in the form of email or notes.
The seasoned select stylists of A New Identity Hair Salon morph outmoded ’dos into fashionable follicles. Treat stressed strands to a tranquilizing shampoo, cut, and style ($20/men, $33/women), or clear nesting sparrows out of kid coifs with a shampoo and cut ($8–$14). Waxing treatments manicure unwelcome brush, such as upon the lips ($7), eyebrows ($10), or entire face ($20). A New Identity’s experienced staffers also administer identity-changing perms ($75+), color-faded fringe ($45+), or highlights ($50+) to mix up monochromatic manes. A youthful-looking head often translates into a youthful strut and a plethora of compliments from friends, strangers, and the insides of hats.
Aveda Institute?trained stylist Jesse Rone turns everyday hairdos into wearable masterpieces with smoothing keratin treatments, eye-catching highlights, and summery, natural-looking ombre coloring. The accomplished hair artisan goes to great lengths to surround each visitor in a relaxing cocoon of luxury, working away stresses with soothing complimentary scalp massages, and inducing naptime with cozy warm towels.
At the House of Many Styles Barber Shop ? Virginia, barbers specialize in all types of textured hair, from fades and afros to mohawks and shaved designs. The joint venture was started by partners with different experiences but equal passion.
Even with no one inside, Rhett's Salon is filled with faces. That’s thanks to the framed pictures and paintings that occupy almost every inch of the walls. Owner Rhett Costello has had plenty of time to amass the frames; his salon has sat in the same location for 21 years. As he practices his craft, Costello draws on the experiences of a 36-year career, which includes training in Milan, Barcelona, Tokyo, and London. Meanwhile, a team of stylists—including color wizard Katelyn Costello— that Rhett trained himself flaunt a versatile set of talents that range from clipping locks into classic cuts to sculpting edgy, rock-inspired looks. More than a dozen professional product lines line the retail shelves for clients to maintain their looks and secret wig collection at home.
Honored as one of Salon Today ’s Salons of Distinction in 2011, Salon Debonaire perfects the art of hair adjustment with a host of lavish services that employ products from upscale brands such as Unite, Bio Ionic, and Onesta. Throughout the day, knotted clumps of hair flutter to the salon’s Brazilian-rosewood floors, their protestations drowned out by a symphony of snips as stylists craft textured and contemporary precision cuts. Coloring products from professional and USDA Certified Organic lines infuse newly minted hairdos with all-over color or partial highlights, and skilled aestheticians expel facial hair using wax or soybean-based Nufree. As the salon’s skilled stylists focus on their work, customers sip coffee inside a TV-equipped lounge or fling their wet mops against the wall to contribute to the salon’s modernist decor.