When choosing a moniker for their new salon, Evolve's team didn't just flip to a random page in the dictionary. They opted for a name that they felt best represented what they do on a daily basis: use the art of cutting, coloring, and styling hair to help their clients change not just the way they look, but also the way they feel about themselves. The salon itself, with its modern decor, creates a comfortable environment for this evolution to take place, and is also eco-friendly; stylists use products from the natural-ingredient-based Eufora line.
That elegant yet comfortable decor includes earth-toned checkered floors and the occasional area rug, floor-to-ceiling plant, and framed piece of art. Cushioned chairs with homey pillows make the waiting area a welcoming introduction to the salon, and white pillars throughout evoke a Greek symposium. An all-black ceiling, however, evokes the cosmos, with track lights resembling stars and hair clippings flung upward resembling a space shuttle streaking toward the heavens.
The expert stylists of Special Effects for Hair take great pride in their ability to transform guests with a few passes of their scissors. In addition to cutting and styling hair, they can douse certain strands in sun-catching color to create face-flattering highlights. Stylists also add conditioning treatments to hydrate and nourish the strands after all they've been through day in and day out.
With a deep knowledge of hairstyling techniques, skincare products by Bioelements, and skin-burnishing tanning beds, the stylists at Bahama Salon & Spa keep patrons looking their best from head to toe. Certified cosmetologists specialize in replicating trendy hairstyles and infusing strands with rich color. A certified nail technician decorates hands and feet with Shellac polish or 3-D nail art.
The stylists at Envision Hair Studio beautify the entire family with a full range of salon services. Along with cuts and color, they help eradicate frizz from hair with keratin treatments that make it impossible for hair to curl, even if you try to reward it with a treat.
Nestled within an unassuming neighborhood house, Scott Bradley and Company emanates a welcoming, homey vibe. Streams of natural sunlight shine through the large bay windows, illuminating the stylists as they cut, color, and administer frizz-fighting keratin treatments. Nail techs, meanwhile, gussy up fingers and toes with regular or gel polish, and wax mavens strip away unwanted hair from brows, lips, or chins.
Mustache Alley’s stylists cultivate a classic yet modern barbershop aesthetic as they adorn domes with customized services and an extensive lineup of products. Before experienced staffers clip men’s ($20+) and women’s ($30) locks into personal masterpieces, a massaging shampoo chair provides a simultaneous cleansing and soothing equal to slow jazz-washboard solos. Signature hot-lather shaves ($25) transform prickly jawlines into baby faces and pairing a unibrow wax ($5) with a refreshing facial ($15) completes countenance overhauls. Women can disguise natural tones and hide in plain sight with high or lowlights ($45). Classic barbershop and salon services contrast with the studios modern leather thrones and exposed industrial ceilings. Parched clients can sip complimentary beverages from the fridge and quiet braggadocios scalp’s gloating about its recent hydration.