A head of hair is a blank canvas on which Stephanie Toole creates artwork. At Stephanie's Studio at The Salon Lofts, she cuts hair, adds dimension with highlights, creates intricate updos, and even shapes eyebrows. She executes each treatment with her client's vision in mind, and seeing a client walk out with more confidence than a rhino playing Red Rover is what inspires her passion for hairstyling.
The Hair Brewery is the brainchild of Brooke Curtis, the salon's owner and chief stylist. Brooke has carved out a space where hair design is personalized, relaxed, and informal enough to voice your most pressing image goals, whether it's a specific hairstyle or a desire to finally release the bees from their hive. To that end, everything includes a free consultation so the client and stylist can turn vision into reality. The stylists offer cuts and styling plus specialty treatments such as Awapuii Wild Ginger deep-conditioning treatments and Kenra smoothing treatments. Also on the docket are coloring treatments that run from root re-touches to face-framing highlights and custom coloring.
Owner, stylist, and 22-year industry veteran Ray Caballero helms Casa R. Caballero Salon, Spa & Boutique with an eye for style and a preference for experienced team members. Ray's styling chairs are flanked by numerous beauty and wellness experts, including stylist 25-year veteran stylist Yolie Kelly, 15-year veteran massage therapist and master aesthetician Stacy Glass and 10-year veteran nail tech Mickie Trieu. Leveraging products from Lanza Healing Haircare, Pravana, Redken OPI, and Essie, team members assist clients in achieving their aesthetic aspirations with salon and spa services ranging from waxing to feather extensions to facials. They also keep the door open until as late as 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to accommodate those who work, sleep, or sleepwork during the day.
A wall bisects Hello Beautiful Colour Salon & Art Spa's honey-toned studio. On one side, styling stations line up with mirrors mounted on easels. On the other side, a lounge combines the feel of a beauty boutique with that of a caf?. Shelf upon shelf of products from Brocato and ColorProof surround funky red tables where clients sip and shampoo their hair with coffee. As salon stations open up, senior and master stylists call their human canvases in for cuts or color jobs with dyes from Italy. Meanwhile, Hello Beautiful's aestheticians tend to the body with chemical peels, facials, and a relaxation massage.
With new styles and trends emerging every season, stylist Bonnie Gosack knows that staying on top of the game means continuing her education. She graduated from a Redken-endorsed academy with expertise in Redken cutting and coloring techniques. Then she went on to earn a certification as a hair-extension artist—Bonnie specializes in the keratin-fusion method, which she believes produces the most natural-looking styles. At SalonSpa Lavish, she puts her skills to use by cutting, styling, and coloring strands and applying hair extensions long enough to double as a muumuu.
Stylists at True Colors Hair Salon add shape and tint to washed-out tresses with products from GKhair, Paul Mitchell, and L'Oréal Paris. After conferring with clients to determine hair dos and don'ts, mane managers snip strands into face-flattering angles, voluminous layers, or imposing Greek columns. Hair-gloss treatments add shine to hirsute halos, and partial or full sets of highlights set indigenous hues aglow. For complete head makeovers, double-process color lightens dark locks several shades without brassiness. Frizz-prone clients may opt to cosset curls with a GKhair treatment's special blend of proteins, called Juvexin, which penetrates the cuticle to tame flyaways and rabid sun visors for up to five months.