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In a sleek white space decorated with framed black-and-white pictures, Routh Street Hair Design's stylists cut, color, and highlight locks. Stylist Sab draws upon 12 years of experience when cutting hair or blending out his male client's gray hairs, making their follicles look younger without spraying them with a Super Soaker filled at the fountain of youth.:m]]
Beauty Store & Salon plethora of professional-grade hair, nail, skincare, and cosmetic products give you plenty of ways to glow like a flattered firefly on its honeymoon. A vial of OPI nail polish ($8.50) will gloss your finger helmets while a bottle of Moroccan oil treatment ($40.79) will tame your tresses until they're sleeker and shinier than a glazed otter. Gird your face for atmospheric re-entry with a generous coat of Jane Iredale matte pressed base ($49.50). Beauty Store also carries Thymes brand bath and body products and TRAPP candles ($3.50–$25).
When hairstylist Shelton Ogle opened his first salon at 21, he quickly realized the secret to maximizing the number of gorgeous haircuts he could render: a well-trained staff. So two years later, he opened his beauty school, Ogle School of Hair, Skin & Nails. Now in its 40th year, the school leverages its accrued experience and knowledge to teach aesthetic arts ranging from skincare to hair coloring. In the school’s salons, students practice on the public, cutting hair into elegant, customized shapes, texturizing strands with relaxers and perms, and highlighting nails with manicures, rather than with rings with built-in strobe lights. A testament to Shelton’s success in building his vision, he was even able to develop a weekly show for PBS about the beauty industry.
Situated in her colorful studio above Barley House, Nevaeh Salon & Spa’s Sarah Lewis always has a comfortable seat ready for her latest client. Hugged by her leather swiveling chair and its stately wooden arms, customers close their eyes and forget workaday worries as Sarah prepares their pampering treatments. Armed with professional-grade products from trusted brands such as Eufora, she revitalizes bored ‘dos with everything from Brazilian blowouts and coloring treatments.
Tell us about your business.
It is a small salon with a very relaxed and comfortable—but still professional—atmosphere.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
We have a quiet, comfortable waiting area, and shampoo bowls that move to suit the clients in their most comfortable position while they're having their hair washed and scalp messaged. We keep plants and flowers around at all times.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
I always consult with the client prior to any service. I want to make sure we are both on the same page and that they are happy when they leave. I also offer many beverage selections including wine, water, beer, coffee, and tea. And if the client is trying something different than what they are used to, I always remind them that if they don't like it we can always change it.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
I love to cut hair. It's just so intricate. And I love to cut the hair to show off the way it is colored. Having an awesome haircut can make anyone's day better.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: One person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Haircut and wash
Brands Used: Eufora, Wella, and It's a 10
Leave cares and diets behind when selecting from Barley's "totally fried" menu. You'll find crispy onion rings ($6.95), spicy or mild chicken strips served with dipping sauces ($6.95), and fried pickle baskets ($4.95) among the bar-hearty options. Add a little greens to your grease with a Buffalo fried chicken salad ($7.95) served with your choice of dressing. Barley House also serves draft and bottled beers, wine, and mixed drinks.