For nearly 30 years, this Tuscaloosa tress fortress has been treating, toning, and trimming tufts using premium Paul Mitchell products. The foil express package opens with a pre-treat, a clarifying process that preps coiffure canvases for individualized painting. After the preliminary pampering, experienced lock-manipulators strategically apply 10–12 highlighting foils, adding oomph to the strands that are the sassiest, most sophisticated, or most likely to shake a maraca. Savvy stylists conclude bristle brightening with a haircut and style finish, which may include iron work and light calisthenics.
The talented staff members at Salon Serenity, a Paul Mitchell establishment, attend continuing-training courses to keep their techniques up to date and to polish off their beauty-boosting services. The skilled stylists craft unwieldy strands into formal, elegant coiffures ($40+) while makeup artists daub colorful cosmetic products onto blank face canvases ($25). Rather than diving headfirst into a pile of red pistachios, guests can change their hair color at the Paul Mitchell Color Bar with custom hues ($45+) and full-foil highlights ($80+). Meanwhile, other locks revel in their natural glory with a clear-shine treatment ($50+, $25 for clear-shine top coat), and scissors snip away split ends and access inches to create masterpiece manes ($15+ for kids, $20+ for men, $30+ for women). While basking in Salon Serenity’s soothing environment with sleek, wood-paneled floors and pendant lighting, guests are treated to a complimentary sugary scrub, followed by a relaxing hot-towel treatment that leaves skin feeling as soft as new-hatched puppies.
Working out of Alexander's Barbershop, master barber Tina Olive knows how to handle the rougher edges of men?s beards and sideburns. There are no unnecessary frills to her classic haircuts?just the snips and clips it takes to craft sharp, contemporary looks. She does, however, offer a VIP haircut that includes a straight-razor shave. To prep whiskers for this traditional treatment, Tina first applies a hot towel and then hot lather to make for a smooth shave.
For more than 25 years, the stylists at J. Scott Salon have enlivened hair with everything from braids and extensions to wavy perms. Their updos have lent an elegant shape to the locks of prom attendees, and their coloring and highlighting treatments have brightened and darkened hair with new hues. Along with cuts that trim and shorten dos, the stylists can perform waxing treatments that remove unwanted locks all together.
Stylist Delaney Sinclair invites customers to Salon Bliss, where she tends to heads of hair with salon services. She deftly snips and styles new, eye-catching ’dos, complete with blow-dry services. She also augments heads with bursts of color via partial highlights, full highlights, or full color treatments.
Cut N Corners loves its creative title. Unlike the name, however, its stylists never cut corners on creating beautiful hairstyles. Instead, they strive to make each customer feel as gorgeous as possible with a silky new 'do. Cut in layers for a floaty look or turn your locks into a simple, practical pixie cut. To add a burst of color and depth, let the stylists add in honey highlights or a temporary spray-in streak to make the neighbor’s think your all blueberry diet is turning your hair blue.