Fix Salon, owned by Italian-trained stylist Juliet, combines expert hairdo rejuvenation and support for local artists and musicians to create a funky, laid-back environment. Relax in leather barber chairs as a licensed cosmetologist or, in rare cases, unlicensed cosmonaut sends nimble shears through strands to create follicle finery for both women (a $35 value) and men (a $20 value). Locks can rest easy knowing that stylists use high-end products from New York Streets, Sebastian, American Crew, and others to give labored locks a freshening boost.
Stylist Nicole Garcia channels more than 18 years of experience into her skilled scissors as she trims, tints, and tailors coifs to suit each client's taste. Before hypnotizing ringlets into pleasing patterns or fun animal shapes, Garcia consults with each patron to find the right recipe of services. One-hour haircuts, complete with a shampoo and personalized style, await ladies’ locks ($35), and gents’ mops receive a dapper shaping in about 30 minutes ($25). Treat hard-working manes to a moisture infusion with a reconditioning treatment ($15), or grant strands a fortifying high-five with a keratin treatment ($50). Aquage products sweet-talk tresses into formal styles ($45), and facial waxing keeps visages smoother than a plate-glass zamboni ($15 for one area; $5/additional area).
The style-savvy staff at Expressions Salon & Spa Inc. bolsters fading façades with a variety of beautifying services both time-tested and contemporary. Muscle menders mollycoddle ligaments with a variety of massage techniques, such as the traditional 30-minute Swedish massage ($55), which infuses a firm, gentle, touch with choice aromas to ease away the stresses of daily commutes and nightly Jenga losses. The Short But Sweet facial ($41–$55) includes a skin evaluation, pore cleanse, facial massage, exfoliation, and moisturizing treatment, thwarting acne breakouts and bacteria break-ins. Clear stubborn hair forests with a mélange of waxing services, which employ nonirritating products to shape eyebrows ($12) and remove unwanted follicles from underarms ($22), lips ($12), or chins ($12), leaving skin as soft and smooth as a freshly shaved pillow. Experienced tress tamers can cut and style locks ($31–$39) into accentuating fashions for a classic, complementary beauty.
The redhead behind Redhead Hair Salon & Blow Dry Bar is master stylist and owner Morgan Holtz, who leads a team of experienced stylists who are as dedicated to hair health as they are beauty. Whether clients are dropping by for a cut and color, a quick blow-dry and style, or a nourishing deep-conditioning treatment, the staff will take the time to educate them about at-home hair care and the best ways to maintain their look long term. In addition to basic cutting and styling services, the team also beautifies clients with lash and brow tinting, facial waxing, and spray tans, and can enhance locks with tape-in extensions or Cinderella hair extensions, applied by the salon's certified fairy godmother.
Independent hair stylist Libbee Giberson sets up shop at Winsomme Salon, where she beautifies her clients with hair, makeup, and waxing services. Along with cuts and styles for men, women, and children, she makes hair pop with highlights and adds color and shine with an organic hair-color line and a well-placed mini disco balls. Her facial waxing gets rid of unwanted hairs, and her makeup applications polish faces with mineral makeup.
A lot has changed since the days of bonnets, crewcuts, and gas-powered combs. At Hair Madness Salon, stylist Lacy Marais makes sure to stay on the cusp of all the latest styling and coloring trends. In the comfort of her cozy salon chair, clients can request voluminous layers, highlights, or restore vibrancy to strands with a soothing deep-conditioning treatment. Lacy also engineers specialty updos for upcoming weddings, birthdays, and boxing matches.