Roman Hair Salon’s eponymous owner channels more than two decades worth of styling experience to lead her team in transforming tresses. Roman specializes in color matching, giving clients a uniformed hue or helping manes blend in seamlessly with kitchen walls. Her stylists, meanwhile, perform flattering cuts and straightening treatments. The staff also helps clients prepare for special events with updos, waxing services, and confidence-boosting pep talks.
Located in historic downtown Carrollton, Silver Star Mercantile Company accents homes with a vast array of charming, ageless wares including furniture, collectibles, and folk art. Treasure hunters can peruse Silver Star's colorful shelves in search of a quaint home adornment or a vintage Western purse to decorate their lucky shoulder. The shop's ever-changing inventory also features a varied collection of glimmering jewelry ($15–$60), Circle E candles ($25), and antique lamps, perfect for illuminating a collection of antique VCR manuals.
Great Clips harnesses the vast resources of a national salon chain to provide personalized, professional styling services to follicle frolickers near and far. Wild wigs are brought to bear by highly trained hair tamers who also serve as style guides through the often-intimidating tonsorial jungle, answering customers' questions about hair trends and maintenance. A socially responsible company, Great Clips also hosts haircut-a-thons, bake sales, and baked haircut sale-a-thons to benefit charities, including the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House.
A specialist in ethnic hair, Tanya Steele has spent nearly two decades equipping African American and curlicued women alike with personalized styles that last long after they leave the salon. With an emphasis on high-quality products that are low in chemicals, Tanya fashions freshly cut and colored locks with treatments ranging from a smooth-and-sleek blowout to a roller or twist set, always ensuring that the final product remains manageable outside the styling chair. Additionally, smoothing therapies, such as the Brazilian keratin treatment, make at-home care easy by blocking up to 95% of curl and frizz and eliminating the need to use a flatiron or glue-infused shampoo to keep flyaways at bay. Beyond haircare, Tanya also tames brows with warm wax and readies faces with makeup suited for weddings, photo shoots, and special events.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We actually listen to each individual as to what they want their hair to be. We recommend options and [provide] our professional opinions, and then we deliver clients' wishes.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Beauty is our business.
What do you love most about your job?
Working with different personalities
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"I love the way you did my hair. You are a wonderful stylist."
The prestigious hair academies of TONI&GUY employ a learn-by-doing approach, giving students a chance to apply cutting-edge techniques that shape their careers upon graduation through daily hands-on experience.
After hundreds of hours training on mannequins, students move on to real heads in each fully operating salon, cutting and styling the hair of patrons as well as whipping up their own dyes for highlights and all-over color. Instructor supervision provides further education and ensures standard Toni&Guy quality.