Getting an awful haircut can be an oddly traumatizing experience. When a teenaged Elizabeth Ford got an awful haircut, she used it as inspiration to work toward opening her own salon one day, where she would ensure her clients would leave happy with how they look. She eventually opened As You Like It Salon and Spa, where after 35 years she's still motivated by the idea that everyone should have a style that makes them feel beautiful. To that end, her and a team of stylists perform everything from haircuts and coloring treatments to keratin and bioionic hair-straightening services.
Over the years Elizabeth also added a spa, and now counts a certified aesthetician and massage therapist among her ranks. Resident aesthetician Gina used to be a television makeup artist, and the studio offers makeup applications as well as lash extensions and glycolic facials. Massage services include relaxation and prenatal sessions, as well as essential oil-based raindrop therapy, which is generally preferred to lightning therapy.
Stylists at Filiz Hair Design help clients find their own expressive styles, whether it’s a spiky purple and blue ‘do or an elegantly braided bridal updo. Their extensive services also include waxing, threading, facials, and mani-pedis.
After proving herself a dedicated employee of Patrick's Hair Design throughout two decades of outfitting patrons with signature hairstyles, Jodie Gil purchased the salon and undertook a full renovation to amp up the atmosphere with modern amenities. Today, a 25-person staff consists of hair artists, nail techs, and skin specialists, who boast years of experience in their respective fields and knowledge of cutting-edge techniques. Along the row of flatteringly lit styling stations, clients communicate their coiffure needs to help stylists shape and color their locks, and nail techs adorn digits in OPI and Essie polish at the plush, spa-like nailcare station. Facials are customized to suit individual skin types and are available in 30-, 60-, and 90-minute versions, and massages are available in six different modalities.
Hair never stops growing, but the expert stylists at Luisa Hair Salons have been fighting the good fight for more than two decades. With shears and professional-grade shampoos as their weapons, they battle hair breakage and craft looks as diverse as their clients' personalities. If your hair isn't straight, curly, or glow-in-the-dark enough for your liking, no worries—the salon's chemical treatments are designed to make even the most difficult of styles a reality.
Studio K owners Kathy and Cliff Hughes have assembled an auspicious roster of licensed staff members who provide a comprehensive list of haircare services. Quality products such as Morrocanoil, Redken, and Matrix aid trained scissorhands to produce lustrous results, inducing jealousy from freshly waxed cars and slickly waxed mustaches. Women can don a range of styles from summery bobs to floor-length evening 'dos, and men traditionally opt for short, polished pompadours. After locks are adjusted to the optimal length, blow dryers gently cement styles without the harsh bronzing techniques of yesteryear.
This relaxing bastion of beauty offers an arsenal of soothing services, including hydrating facials, fuzz-banishing waxing, eyebrow tinting, and tress taming haircuts to primp up and polish valued patrons. Start de-stressing from the top with a stylish hair cut (women's from $45, men's from $25), or dip below the follicle border with a 45-minute Ayurvedic chocolate herbal facial, complete with warm steam, a customized mask, and a knot-melting massage ($70). A 30-minute essential oil wrap provides all-over skin smoothing with moisturizing warm oil, burnishing bodies with flowing strokes from an exfoliation brush to stimulate the lymphatic system and promote detoxification ($65). Finish your bout of crown-to-sole indulgence with a 60-minute whirlpool pedicure ($55), including a hydrating foot mask and slick of polish to prettify piggies for vigorous toe-texting. To maintain the delicate balance of LD Hair Design Studio’s pampersphere, clients are asked to leave wee ones and their gregarious imaginary friends at the homestead.