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.
Guests arriving at Stilo Salon Little Rock will find a team of certified Redken specialists, including owner Jennifer Jones, who uses her specialized knowledge of color and texturizing treatments to meet the needs of all types of manes. What they won?t find a stuffy, sterile atmosphere coated in bland, beige walls. Instead, Jones has transformed her studio into a vibrant, graffiti-inspired space where colorful spray-painted murals provide the perfect backdrop for edgy, fashion-forward cuts and her hourly rap battles with fellow stylist, Karen Watts. Dark, hardwood floors and sleek, minimalist styling stations provide an elegant counterpoint to the bold artwork, as do the names of innovative haircare products??Redken, Coppola??that pop from the salon?s shelves.
Beyond providing innovative cut and color treatments for both men and women, the team keeps clients beautiful below-the-ears with waxing and nail services performed with OPI and CND Shellac. Committed to keeping pace with the latest beauty trends and techniques, they also frequent regular educational seminars to ensure their service menu is current and their skills are as sharp as possible.
Signature Service: Blow-outs
Brands Used: Blo Pro
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What's the biggest mistake you see clients make when they style their hair at home?
Not using the products that are designed for their hair type, or not using products that the stylist recommends for them.
What other services do you offer besides haircuts?
Extensions, color, and highlights, along with waxing, deep conditioning, clip-in extensions, head massages, and gloss treatments.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We cater to a range of customers?from those prepping for a special date night to brides-to-be?spending up to 45 minutes discussing their desired hairstyles during consultations. We also offer various signature blow-outs that achieve different looks.
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.