In the midst of invigorating cappuccino-colored walls, bold original artwork, and mirrors filled with smiling reflections, Phia Salon, an Aveda Lifestyle Salon, infuses hairs and pores with pure flower essences and plant-based botanical products. Four levels of talent are available to tackle every service, from an extensive list of cut and color services to hair extensions, waxing, and skin care. Each of their cut and color services is accompanied by a stress-relieving sensory experience that ranges from a mini facial to a soothing hand-and-arm massage.
Phia Salon extends Aveda's commitment to natural products and the environment to its own salon with eco-friendly business practices, such as constantly monitoring and recycling waste and using phosphate-free soaps. The salon’s cork floors are sustainably harvested and surrounded by eco-friendly paint on the walls, and the organic milk used in coffee and tea comes from local, grass-fed cattle who carpool to work.
At Refuge at the Mill, Leah Parker and her staff?which includes five nail artists, three hair stylists, a massage therapist, and an aesthetician?cater to cosmetic needs and alleviate stress in a relaxing environment. Team members, many of whom tout more than a decade in the industry, meticulously sculpt nail tips and create hand-painted nail art accented with glitter and 3-D enhancements. Stylists foster new 'dos with haircuts and color, highlight, and curling services. Clients can also unwind with hot stone, pregnancy, or sports massages.
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As with any good caf?, The Blowdry Cafe has options to meet every taste, from a french press to a macchiato or spiced chai. The difference here, though, is that these aren't caffeine-infused beverages. They're all different styles of blowouts. As a strictly blowout salon, The Blowdry Cafe has an option for every style imaginable, whether it's for work, date night, or everyday. Here's a more in-depth look at the salon's cafe-inspired blowout menu:
And don't forget the extras, whether it's some added cream (conditioning treatment), a flavor shot (clip-in extensions), or a stir stick (braids).
Stylist Karen Gary specializes in natural hair, but her expertise didn't come to her overnight. Karen was getting better and better at shaving close crops, she recalls, "but when clients wanted to grow their hair long, [I] came up short." Strands became brittle from overzealous processing, and they would often snap off between appointments. The problem was Karen's salon products, which seemed designed to test hair's limits at the expense of its health.
And so, Karen learned to change her ways. She focused her attention on more natural processing methods, expanding her education until she became an expert in healthy, natural hair. Today, she's happy to share that expertise with others during styling sessions and complimentary workshops. Stop in for a shampoo or a style, and you'll see firsthand how Karen has transformed Synergi Salon into a temple of natural hair by banning harmful chemicals and dark spells from her treatments.
Ask Edmée Hadcock, and she'll tell you that engineers make great stylists. She should know–-she started out as an engineer, and, today, finds her technical skills invaluable at the salon chair. Her attention to detail and problem solving finesse mean she can evaluate her clients' strands and select the perfect services to help give them the look they desire. She might recommend a regular or express keratin treatment to calm frizzy, unmanageable manes, or perhaps a special service to add moisture and volume to lifeless hair.
In addition to her technical background, Edmée possesses a fine-tuned sense of style, one that she honed during advanced classes at Vidal Sassoon and the Aveda Institute of Columbus, Ohio––a town that runs entirely on the power generated by its citizens' radiance.