The expert stylists of Special Effects for Hair take great pride in their ability to transform guests with a few passes of their scissors. In addition to cutting and styling hair, they can douse certain strands in sun-catching color to create face-flattering highlights. Stylists also add conditioning treatments to hydrate and nourish the strands after all they've been through day in and day out.
Colour Forté specializes in expert hair-color application with a full range of salon and spa treatments rounding out the aesthetic services. Master colorist and salon owner Lisa Arnold begins your appointment with a consultation to decide how best to achieve a new dimensional color scheme before applying the color and styling your hair for an alluring finish. During the paw-prettifying manicure, your hands will be soaked and scrubbed before the cuticles are cleaned, the nails filed down and then dressed in polish cloaks ($25). Give overactive toes a respite during Colour Forté’s relaxing pedicure, where your feet are first tenderized in a soothing salt-scrub bath before undergoing a moisturizing massage ($40). Colour Forté's ped experts will banish nettlesome calluses and tame wily cuticles before slapping on a new coat of paint.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Shampoo, haircut, and style
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell, Matrix, Framesi
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Making people smile and hearing that I gave them exactly what they wanted.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
My passion for beauty started when I was a little girl playing with Barbie dolls. As a pre-teen I would play in the salon of a family friend and wash and style my friends' hair. By the time I was 16, I knew my passion was cosmetology. I loved creating hair styles for myself and my friends. I began my training at 18 years old, and now almost 30 years later, I still find the beauty industry the most exciting and rewarding career I could have ever chosen.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Our salon boasts wood floors, warm beige walls, classy black furnishings and a large front window. Our reception area has an electric fireplace, a self serve Keurig coffee maker, a sitting area with a coffee table, magazines, and hairstyle books. We offer a complimentary glass of wine to persons 21 yrs or older. Our open floor plan allows for open conversations between patrons and inspires a feeling of inclusion and friendliness.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our salon is locally owned and operated by a mother and daughter team who share the same creative passion for beauty.
Robert Anthony's stylists and aestheticians administer hair, nail, and skin treatments in an alabaster-white salon accented with light-hued wood furnishings. Styling chairs face floor-to-ceiling mirrors where hairdressers manipulate tresses with professional products by brands such as Redken and Pureology, and nail stations are situated in front of expansive windows that reveal river views. During massages, clients lie comfortably in private treatment rooms as therapists knead away muscle tension and worries, which slide off the table to be later swept up by the evening cleaning staff.
The experienced body gilders at Lords & Ladies Salon pamper corporeal forms in a soothing environment. Prepare for confident poolside lounging with the 15-minute Fantasy airbrush tan, which sprays epidermises with a safe, FDA-approved mixture that darkens skin evenly. The airbrush technology avoids the streaks of more erratic spray-tanning methods, such as playing paintball at a nudist colony, with darker color lasting up to seven days. For flash-seeking fingers, the 45-minute mani-pedi rehabs scraggy nails as technicians file away edges, shape cuticles, and hide translucent protein under a choice of chromatic coatings. Avoid chips by upgrading manicures or pedicures to shellac polish (each $5 extra).