At Studio A Collective of Stylists, a team of hair experts hand-picked by owner Andrea Tucker stays abreast of the latest trends and advises clients with up-to-the-minute style advice gleaned through regular trainings. Wielding products from Screen, Phyto, and Sebastian, the stylists tend locks with cuts, deep-conditioning treatments, and coloring services that include semipermanent dyes and glosses––treatments that lack the permanent hold of traditional dyes or bubblegum colorings. Stylists also color-coordinate nails to outfits with durable Shellac manicures and pedicures, and protect skin from unwanted hair with a slew of facial-waxing services. Styling tips for time between appointments foster long-lasting chic and protection from bedhead epidemics, as do complimentary maintenance trims in the salon, where walls brim with the creative wares of a rotating featured artist.
Whether trimming tresses, highlighting strands, or adding feathers to hair, stylist Angie knows she's doing what she loves. At Shear Imagination, she shares in her passion with zeal, using salon-trusted haircare brands such as Neuma and Kune and continually pushing herself to find new and unique ways to help her clients express themselves through their styles. In addition to her creative coloring and styling work, she also offers facial waxing to uncover sleek, curvaceous eyebrows or remove unwanted facial fuzz, which she hopes makes her clients feel more confident and beautiful. When weddings, proms, or other formal occasions crop up on the horizon, the stylist's aesthetic talents in formal-event styling—one of her specialties—give any client a new lease on glamour.
As Gina Rivera, part of a dynasty of beautifiers that spans more than seven decades, rose through the salon ranks, she noticed a gaping hole in the industry: the lack of rentable salon suites. With the help of her business-savvy husband Jason, Gina remedied the problem, creating Phenix Salon Suites, a 4,500-square-foot cluster of 22 private suites inhabited and decorated by independent stylists, aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists. Kendra Eggleton, a stylist for eight years, mans one such suite, where she employs her specialized training in updos, blowouts, and styling. Throughout the entire space, vaulted 12- and 13-foot ceilings soar over colorful rooms with hardwood floors, and in the entryway, decorative water fixtures gurgle or offer legal advice.
Within a renovated church, owner Sarah Kendall styles hair with the skills that made her an educator for TIGI, Phyto, and Kydra. A plaster angel reminiscent of the Winged Victory of Samothrace hangs illumined on the salon's golden walls, hovering over spacious styling stations fully equipped with full-length mirrors and cabinets. Private treatment rooms welcome guests with spa treatments that include massages and facials. In the lobby, clients seeking to take home supplies to maintain their hair treatment or facial can browse a cabinet full of designer products by the light of glowing stained-glass windows.
As a premier Paul Mitchell Focus salon, Lady Godiva Hair Studio is backed by a brand that has been an industry leader for more than three decades. The salon's owner, Eric, appreciates Paul Mitchell for both its eclectic line of products and coloring treatments and its commitment to continuing education for his staff—he himself is a trained national educator for the brand. Supported by this team of experienced stylists, the salon’s services focus strictly on coiffures, from basic cuts to full highlights and dramatic extensions.
As the stylists at Royal Salon Organic Care whittle away at unruly coifs, they eschew common ammonia- and paraben-laden chemical products in favor of natural, vegan Organic Salon Systems products. Under the leadership of owner Indre Roy, the experts wield these products while adding depth with highlights, razoring layers, and twisting tresses into updos for weddings or neck model auditions. Sugaring is offered for clients wishing to get rid of body and facial hair.