Curly-hair specialist Michelle Newkirk opened Hair Designers to cut, color, and straighten hair on men, women, and children. Surrounded by a brick fireplace, large windows, and plenty of sunlight, she warmly welcomes guests who sink into the salon's black leather seats. Equipped with Deva Curl products to add bounce to curls and certified in the Japanese hair straightening system to smooth unruly locks, Michelle will work to achieve any hair-based request.
Andrea Nasholm’s dream as a 5-year-old to one day work in the beauty industry came to fruition when she graduated from A’Art College of Beauty in 2000. Now an experienced nail technician, Andrea files digits and covers them in regular, glitter, and Shellac polishes. Her passion is creating the perfect pedicure, which includes a mask, scrub, and two rounds of "This Little Piggy."
The Big Funky Hair Salon welcomes clients with vintage furniture and a homey, residential vibe. Stylists use these quirky accents as their muse when crafting custom cuts and colors to fit each individual's features. A team of skincare pros works alongside them, cleansing complexions with facials and waxing away unwanted hair from upper lips, bikini zones, and legs. Meanwhile, nail techs pamper hands and feet with relaxing mani-pedis and decorate nails with custom designs that include ribbons, feathers, and whimsical renderings of social-security numbers.
Tropical Waves Salon evokes an island paradise, from the exotic plants and greenery throughout the space to its decor, which includes wicker furniture and oversized flip-flops that hang on the salon's sand-colored walls. The hairstylists can produce beach-ready looks, too, from gilded highlights to spiral perms. Tropical Waves also has skin and nail technicians on hand who offer pampering spa facials, swift hair removal, and mani-pedis complete with sea-salt exfoliation.
"Do you want to just cut hair or do you want to be a master stylist?" This is the question that JohnnyMatthew's Hairdressing Training Systems encourages students to ask themselves. The academy is an exclusively Paul Mitchell school piloted by two award-winning veterans of the industry, and they teach pupils who want to hone their craft. Students learn in classrooms and in the sun-flooded salon where they cut, color, and condition clients' dos.
Robin Ford tends to hands and feet at Expression Salon alongside a staff of other nail technicians and hairstylists. While she works, staff members dole out a wealth of beauty treatments—from haircuts and color services to facials, waxing, spray tans, and gel manicures. Stylists use products by Thermafuse, L'Oréal Professionnel, and Kenra. The salon's coral-colored walls and punchy green accents surround visitors, along with free WiFi and our collective unconscious.