Dawn Wardell lends her artistic eye and deft hands to most services performed at Salon Sanctuary. Like many stylists, she cuts and colors hair, but she also keeps a few extra tricks up her sleeve. She can spinning tight braids and sewing long-lasting extensions into existing hair, a service that's usually paired with a hot oil hair massage. With various products and chemicals, she teases hair into striking designs, or smooths it out so that it falls in silky curtains, creating a unique and flattering look for each client.
The ever-training stylists at Artistik Edge reveal their passion for the industry by providing the Lake Highlands community with artfully executed hair services. Following the salon's 22-year tradition, salon owner Terri Hoover—a Redken-trained color specialist—helps her stylists enhance clients’ looks with services ranging from haircuts and coloring to chemical treatments and waxing. Services take place inside a bold, open-floor salon space, flanked by thick-framed, floor-length mirrors that confirm whether or not clients' hairstyles match their shins.
Freelance stylist Sarita Renee has been designing eye-catching hairstyles for more than 12 years—one look at her portfolio reveals that she possesses a fine-tuned, artistic eye. In addition to cuts and color services, she specializes in extensions and bridal hair.
Hair In Your Face's owner and head stylist Cassie Hall perfected her trade at Paul Mitchell schools, cultivating a contemporary approach to men's grooming and hairstyling. Hall creates cinema-worthy hairdos based on personal consultations with the client. Her extensive training in coloring and haircare help her deftly cover up gray hairs the way a director covers up a movie star's lack of athleticism with a stunt double. To disguise those gray strands, she uses top-shelf Paul Mitchell products. Hall also has the skills to perform specialized facial-hair trimming to render a bearded face dapper and prevent mustaches from getting caught in jacket zippers. Full-package grooming services turn routine trips to the barber into soothing decompression sessions, with scalp massages, conditioning, and paraffin hand dips.
While her guests are kicking back in the barber's chair or the waiting area, Cassie makes them feel at home. She offers both beverages and views of concerts on a flat-screen TV.
The trained technicians at Endless Glow help clients achieve their ideal skin tone with customizable, UV-free spray tans. Using an organic, vitamin-infused spray formula, technicians bronze bodies with close attention to shading and evenness of tone. Guests can opt for a further beauty boost with a makeup application, eyelash extensions, and teeth-whitening services.
At John Salon, owner John calls on his training with Vidal Sassoon and Toni&Guy to lead a team of stylists in beautifying each client that walks through the door. Amid vintage furniture and zebra-print walls, expert employees craft styles ranging from classic updos to modern layers and specialize in European cuts and color. Guests also can elect color processes, conditioning treatments, and beverages such as champagne, wine, or frosty beer.