Author and Juut SalonSpa owner David Wagner channels a childhood spent watching nature’s beauty into his Aveda salon’s eight locations. The studio stylists and other staff members, many of whom benefit from the company’s extensive training program, perform services beneath shelves laden with Aveda products. The botanically sourced elixirs repair and sculpt hair naturally without subjecting it to other products’ unpleasant chemicals or a robot hairdresser’s endless questions about love.
Floor-to-ceiling windows let light shine in on Plaza Salon, where a team of independent stylists color hair, cut coiffures, and paint nails. In addition to all-over hair color, services include partial and full highlights, both of which accentuate existing color. Permanent wave treatments take straight strands to a curlier level, and mani-pedis improve the look of digits working with both natural nails and acrylics.
Stylist Heather wields her shears with a deftness gained over more than 20 years in the industry, creating flattering hairstyles and eye-catching color treatments.
Signature Service: 20 years of color
Brands Used: Aveda,Redken,Paul mitchael,Schwarzkopf,Kenra.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Unique and trendy ideas to meet all needs.
A professional salon boasting an attached jewelry and art boutique, Tangles & Co offers quality hair-taming services for women, men, and children. Swing by to scope out the sleek and serene atmosphere before having a skilled staff of stylists elegantly refresh tussled topcoats and beautify frazzled follicles. Opt for services such as the women’s haircut ($30–$45), men’s haircut ($22–$40), children’s cut ($20–$26), or bang trim ($10). All-over color ($40–$60) or full highlights ($70–$95) will add additional pizzazz to coiffures and have customers looking as glossy and well manicured as a prize stable full of runway models.
In David Raccuglia's "Modern Man Portrait Series," impeccably dressed models of masculinity such as Jack Nicholson, Gary Oldman, and Iggy Pop pose in stark black-and-white photographs. The series hangs on the wall of the MensDept. as a reminder of the significant difference proper grooming can make to a man's appearance. It's a difference founder Kurt Kueffner spent 15 years showcasing for salon owners as he toured the country demonstrating men's haircutting techniques to fellow stylists.
When he decided it was time to put that teaching into practice, he opened MensDept., an upscale salon staffed only by stylists who have received at least 60 hours of hands-on, one-on-one training from Kurt himself. They base each cut on the client's hair type and head shape, rather than on meeting the daily mohawk quota mandated by local law. Beyond blending grays naturally into darker strands, the team can rejuvenate hair with customized color or conduct cuts at the client's office on weekdays until 3 p.m.
Once guests step under the red-and-white striped awning that marks the entrance to Salon Rouge, they're transported to France. The salon's ruby-red entryway leads to a chic space where the glows of chandeliers bounce off marble floors and papered walls. Antique armoire mirrors capture reflections of a mix of Parisian flea-market finds and upscale, modern touches, such as European shampoo bowls.
Veteran salon owner and stylist Richard Staab owned an art deco–styled salon before selling it and moving to the salon’s current location, formerly a century-old condo basement.
Amid this festive backdrop, Staab's team of expert stylists tends to tresses with top-quality products from Oribe, Kevin Murphy, and Savon de Marseille. Additional beauty products line the shelves, such as perfumes from Comme des Garçons, allowing guests to look and smell more authentically French than a Croissan'Wich.