People from many different cultures visit Christy's Beauty Salon. Perhaps that's because the salon's haircare treatments can achieve almost any look: permanent-wave treatments add body and curl, whereas keratin smoothing treatments create straightness and shine. After the stylists are finished applying partial highlights or hair extensions, the salon's nail technicians slather on Shellac, a polish with a mirror-like finish that lasts for up to two weeks without chipping or becoming magnetic.
Salon Concepts' Sharon Jemisen has been a master stylist for nearly three decades, and in that time, she's mastered a variety of services, but she's particularly adept at working with natural hair. She enhances it with braids and twists, but she can sew in natural-looking weaves, as well, or relax hair to make it straighter than the Leaning Tower of Pisa after. She also makes over manes of all types with precision cuts and all-over color.
Matrix colorist and artistic educator Christy Tumlin Stultz sees red a lot. It is her specialty color when transforming her clients’ manes with hair dye. Not one to shy away from cutting-edge trends, she adds peekaboo highlights with cobalt-blue dye or swirls resembling DNA strands with hair-stencil designs. She is also quite comfortable shearing off overgrown locks with scissors and removing unwanted brow or lip hair with warm wax.
Signature Service: Sports massage
Brands Used: Prossage and Biofreeze
Minimum Age Requirement: 14
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: I am located in Hyde Park Plaza, inside Salon Lofts, Loft 12.
Tina Cummings mans a studio inside of Salon Lofts, where she keeps herself busy working as a master hairstylist and color specialist. Her products of choice are Redken, Kenra, and Wella, and her services range from cutting and coloring to waxing, smoothing, and extensions. Tina attends hair shows, takes continuing education classes, and occasionally travels to the future to stay on the cutting edge.
After working in salons for more than 16 years, Amy Valentour decided it was time to open her own—Valentour's Hair Boutique. She beautifies her guests with a variety of haircare, including cuts for men, women, and kids; color and highlights; and perms and styles. For her coloring services, Amy uses Framesi, an Italian creme color line. Along with haircare, she also provides facial waxing.