Founded in 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee, by the eponymous Sam Ross, Fantastic Sams is a family-friendly salon geared toward quality. Today, the brand spans more than 1,200 locations, employing a legion of experienced stylists as they wage wars on bedhead and uneven bangs. Wielding shampoos and conditioners crafted with provitamins and soy proteins, the staff offers services such as haircuts, color treatments, and straightening treatments.
Located a few minutes from downtown Buffalo, Ciao Bella is a full-service hair and beauty salon offering cuts, color, hair-removal services, mani-pedis, and teeth-whitening treatments. Here, licensed stylists streak face-framing highlights into hair, provide deep-conditioning services, and twist locks into chic updos for special occasions. A nail technician can tend to fingers and toes, buffing, trimming, and painting them into mini works of art. Team members at this laid-back, friendly salon also apply makeup to accent clients' features and defuzz legs and underarms for weeks at a time using warm wax.
Joe Kennedy has been in the detailing business for more than 40 years?that's four decades of buffing, waxing, and scrubbing. During that time, he's learned a thing or two about how to correct blemishes and return cars to the state they were in when they first rolled off the 18-wheeled stork. At Joe Kennedy's Auto Beauty Center, he offers detailing treatments that tackle every inch of a car's interior and exterior?paints, chrome, metals, leathers, wood, and vinyl all receive care from attentive detailers who combine quality products and careful handiwork to leave cars looking good as new.
Allentan Salon helps clients achieve the bronzed look they desire within a comfortable and controlled setting. The studio caters to individuals by offering sessions in a number of beds—from basic models with 32 body bulbs to advanced units with 54 reflector lamps, which both work better than thousands of glow-in-the-dark stickers. To ensure that these beds constantly operate at peak efficiency, staff members routinely replace bulbs with fresh ones, recycling the used ones rather than simply throwing them away. Allentan Salon also indulges patrons with facials, body wraps, and massages.
Within 1,250 square feet of rich crimson walls and hardwood floors, the staff of Vittoria Salon & Beauty Boutique draws natural beauty to the surface from its hiding place behind the left ventricle. Their hair, makeup, waxing, and massage services—ranging from haircuts and extensions to hot stone kneads—bridge the gap between external glamour and inner calm. L'Anza Healing Haircare products serve as their weapon of choice against frizz and flyaways, and a small boutique area flaunts whimsical hair accessories and jewelry.
Calling upon three decades of professional experience, First Choice Haircutters’ team of seasoned snippers reshapes locks using current and creative styling trends. Collaborative consultations help stylists share their personal tips, such as "cocktailing" two different styling products to enhance their benefits or wielding Designline moisturizing products to repair hair damaged by the frigid assault of winter. Stylists welcome drop-in visits, allowing customers to tame hair right before work or right after a lunch date in a wind tunnel.