City Barbers' friendly staff at Uptown and Highland Creek specializes in the shearing, shaving, and four-part harmony expected of an authentic, old-time haircuttery, while using technology and sports to lure the most modern of men. Each workstation is equipped with its own flat-screen TV and comfortable black-leather chair, making it easy for clients to imagine what it'd be like getting a professional-quality haircut at home. The haircut will be performed by a skilled pair of scissors wielded by a skilled hand, then topped off with a complimentary straight-razor neck shave that will leave your skin feeling as smooth as a well-oiled fire truck.
Inspired by the legacy of their grandfathers—stylish gents by the names of Lewis "Emerson" Smith and Gabor "Joseph" Takats—Shelly Hutchins and Stacy Donnelly wanted to create a place where men could relax and enjoy some masculine pastimes. Their salon, Emerson Joseph, offers exactly that. In addition to male-focused hair and spa services, the space boasts a pool table and flat-screen TVs announcing the latest in sports. During appointments, the stylists treat faces to hot-towel wraps, trim cuticles and hangnails, and serve complimentary beverages. They even polish off haircuts with a quick shoeshine, a true gentleman's service that's almost as classic as the spit-shine facial.
Stylists at Salon of Evidence style hair with sulfate free shampoos from Enjoy and hydrating conditioners from KeraCare. Skilled in working with a variety of hair types and textures the stylists perform everything from natural cuts to smoothing frizz with relaxers.
With birdcage-like wire around its dangling crystals, the chandelier at Snips Salon reflects the atmosphere's marriage of urban and opulent aesthetics. Stylists attend to clients between the exposed brick walls of the second-story salon, combing Bed Head and Catwalk products through strands or accenting features with TIGI Cosmetics. Services include haircuts, color treatments, and waxing for men and women. The team also pours complimentary beverages and furnishes a library of fashion magazines—the models of which can have their gorgeous hair brought to 3-D life with clients' newly clipped braids.
Having styled more than 70,000 manes, Daniel Davis has the experience to guide his team of stylists in crafting precision haircuts and elegantly colored and highlighted manes. Head-fringe designs launch with a thorough consultation and evaluation of the client's face shape, hair type, and reliance on wind-tunnel drying. Recline in a posh cream-colored leather chair as nimble fingers massage scalps and necks before lathering strands with shampoo and slathering on a custom deep-conditioning treatment—services that come with every women's ($55+) and men's ($30+) cut and style. During color sessions, trained spectrum shamans divine pigments to best flatter skin tone with partial ($60–$80), half ($80–$100), or full ($100–$125) single-color highlights or with permanent color ($50+).
The licensed massage therapist at Volume Salon kneads muscles with well-honed bodywork techniques in an edgy, upscale environment. During the Swedish massage, a therapist's skilled hands traverse muscular terrain with long, fluid strokes to release tension, ease aches, and stimulate circulation. Active and passive joint movements help to emend stiff hinges more effectively than rolling in bicycle grease, while the overarching aim of the therapy is to relax the body, improve health and wellness, and diminish physical and mental stresses. Hot stones supplement kneading by penetrating multiple layers of tissue to relieve muscles of deep-seated pain and deeper-seated snow demons.