Deva Hair Studio is chock-full of talented stylists and designer haircare products—but that’s not all. In addition to custom cuts and Redken color treatments, the studio facilitates true head-to-toe makeovers thanks to the gowns and tops available in its formalwear boutique. There, visitors can find a sparkling special-occasion dress to match the glimmer of their new face-flattering highlights; or they can peruse walls decorated with work by local artists to find a piece that will perfectly fit over the toaster-size hole in their living-room wall.
HairTini owner Danielle Ward personally snips each strand that enters her salon. Employing Redken products, the beauty duo perform signature services such as the HairTini conditioning treatment, which imbues parched locks with moisture. They also tend to the rest of the body, painting pallid skin with airbrush tans and waxing away unwanted fuzz. Dramatic black-and-white wallpaper, accented with paintings of shoes and stray mustache hairs, surrounds the two as they work.
Harmony Hair Studio & Spa and Mother Earth are so tight they have a secret handshake. Using only all-natural and cruelty-free products, the stylists perform expert scissor-work to yield voluminous layers or apply brand new color to impress friends, family, or a former sylist who isn't over you. Also, should the opportunity arise, peak into the salon's break room, which bares an intricately stenciled full-wall art piece of eco-friendly superheroes who put Captain Planet to shame in the hairstyling department.
In their urban chic salon, The Weave Bar’s staff fills hands with complimentary beverages before filling conversation with hair talk. Specializing in weaves, they have a lot to say, and can transform looks almost instantly with their signature sew-in weaves. They also execute modern cuts and nourish tresses with conditioners and keratin treatments, customizing services to each customer’s needs.
In the early 1960s, a young man dropped out of high school and got a job cutting hair at Saks Fifth Avenue. According to TribLive, he made $4.95 for his first haircut, and as this new job transformed into a burgeoning passion, he decided to sell his car to pay for tuition at Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. Philip Pelusi, this blue-collar boy with a modest past, eventually came to own 13 of his own salons, create signature hair and skincare product lines, and garner a slew of accolades, including being named one of the top 10 stylists in the country by InStyle magazine.
At Philip Pelusi Salons, each of the stylists specialize in Pelusi’s patented Volumetric haircutting method. Following architectural principles, the method takes face shape and hair texture into consideration as scissor snips carefully build from the bottom up to create a style that follows the hair’s natural growth pattern and preexisting electrical wiring. To complement this structural approach, the staff calls on Pelusi’s own line of eco-friendly, plant-derived salon formulas that are bolstered with sunscreens, proteins, and moisturizers to keep strands healthy. The salon magnate’s skincare and cosmetics formulas follow the same nourishing recipes and take a starring role in the salons’ menu of facials and makeup services.