The color blue commonly evokes feelings of serenity and calm, so it is only fitting that blue hues are scattered about Shear Impressions Salon. Turquoise wall hangings and cerulean seat cushions pop against slate-gray walls, drawing visitors in and inviting them to relax during a skin-smoothing facial or soothing pedicure. Meanwhile, men's and women's haircuts leave 'dos neatened with help from high-end Matrix products, while color treatments help cover grays and impart sun-kissed streaks.
Michael Mckinney, one of Tease Salon’s six smiling stylists, leans on his 20 years of industry experience when giving ‘dos the cuts, colors, and treatments they need to look their best. Like elite rubber duckies, Tease prefers to work with the suds of high-end hair products from leading brands such as Kevin Murphy, Moroccanoil, Aquage, and Goldwell. An ornamental orange fixture hangs down from the salon floor's staring-contest partner and matches the color of the lights that illuminate magazines in the waiting area. Slate floors contrast with powder-white chairs, and long, white overhead lamps affixed to a black ceiling precisely spotlight the meter sticks with which stylists measure locks.
High-end stylist Mondi Madden channels her sense of urban edge into beautifully trimmed and impressively tamed manes throughout the Little Rock area. Mondiva Clip-In Extensions, Mondi's own custom creations, are made from 100% human hair and can elongate locks in two easy pieces. The extensions come in a mélange of lengths, structures, and styles, and are great for turning pixie cuts into Rapunzel 'dos or covering the brontosaurus tattoo on your nape. Or, shape your natural-grown tresses with Mondiva Hair Revolution's shock sculpting services, which include standard cuts ($75 and up) and an array of coloring techniques such as balayage ($125 and up), froissage ($125 and up), and glazes ($45 and up). Bedraggled bed heads in need of a styling can visit the price list for a full list of cost and services.
Raye & Company Salon's tight-knit team of five stylists and one manicurist tend to the appearances of their clientele. During a preappointment consultation, a stylist explains any home maintenance or open-air convertible rides that a hairstyle may require. The coiffure artists favor products by Matrix, Biomega, and Coppola Designer Hair Care and use the styling aids to smooth hair texture, add highlights, or craft classic styles.
Waxing services keep pelts smooth, and mani-pedis keep nail beds healthy and sculpted. Men can also stop by to have their manes and mustaches trimmed or fluffed. Outside of business hours, the quintet of beauty specialists participates in charity events. Recently, the group appeared at a Race for the Cure function and facilitated a donation to the Humane Society.
Crown-to-pinkie-toe pampering is a hallmark of Lift Esthetics and Body Sculpting, where a team of beauty professionals begin at the roots with products from MoroccanOil, Pureology, and Aquage. They add dimension with cuts and color or soothe strands with deep-conditioning treatments. Their lineup of facial services hydrates and cleanses countenances, and their SunFX spray-tan solution keeps bodies bronze for up to 10 days. Lift rounds out its service list by spoiling extremities with manicures, pedicures, and radio shout-outs to each fingerprint. The team also removes toenail fungus, which can form as the result of toe trauma such as stubbing your toe.
Kayleigh Bynum always starts her appointments with a conversation. She gets to know her guests before she puts scissors to hair in order to get a better feel for each person's personality and lifestyle. With that information, along with their style wishes and face structure, Kayleigh is better able to customize haircuts that accentuate her guests' best physical features and personalities. To create finished looks, she uses Pravana color products, and Coppola Keratin Complex to create smooth, silky waves of hair.