Top-notch, amazing, and fantastic are just a few words Foundation Hair Studio's zealous clients have used to describe owner and stylist Candace. And it's no wonder as the skilled beautician boasts more than a decade of industry experience and specializations in Ouidad curly hairstyling, Alfaparf and Goldwell coloring, and Hotheads extensions. The studio's other stylists including Heather—a protégé of Candace's—also impart their knowledge of healthy haircare to clients. They update their 'dos with current and classic salon services, from adding length with Babe hair extensions to taming unruly frizz with formaldehyde-free keratin treatments from GKhair, Brazilian Blowout, or Diora.
Although Foundation's garden-level studio rests below the sidewalk’s surface, the interior feels open and bright. Sleek white furnishings at each cutting station glisten beneath crystal chandeliers, and the pale-green hues emanating from barber chairs and life-size trolls loitering by the shampoo bowls add a soft complement to the salon's minimalistic decor.
WIth six different mani-pedis on its menu, Summer's Salon gives you plenty of options. Nails get shaped carefully, masks seal in moisture, and sugar scrubs relieve hands and feet of dead skin cells without the traditional duct tape. For those who want more beautification, the salon's stylists color and sculpt hair into flattering shapes.
Clayton Spa and Salon’s owner has been fixing up and coloring men and women’s hair for more than 20 years. Inside the studio, which invokes a natural serenity with hardwood floors and large windows, she leads her staff in updating hairdos with customized perms and conditioning color using American Crew and Framesi products. They’ll also tint eyebrows and rejuvenate skin with facials using products from near and far—including the French-speaking Pevonia.
Salon Texture’s Cristen Miller specializes in producing modern looks, cutting locks into the latest shapes, and enhancing strands with dimensional coloring. As she works, she leverages an arsenal of quality products from L’Oreal and Kerastase—products designed to keep hair healthy, even during vigorous treatments or unexpected tussles with the ceiling fan. The salon also offers a modest list of cosmetic services, including waxing care, airbrush tanning, teeth whitening, and numerous facials designed to slough off dead skin cells and leave clients with a healthy-looking glow.
Ted Medina is an expert in samasaka, a Japanese haircutting strategy that incorporates thai chi fundamentals into the styling process. By fostering energy transfer, Ted hopes to open a deep creativity channel among himself and his clients. Guests may also request Ted's curl-wrangling expertise or a color session that uses products by J Beverly Hills, a botanically based brand free of sulfates and harmful parabens.
Stylist Rosie Chase owns Chase Salon Studio, where she offers signature haircuts for both men and women. Men's haircuts include shampoo, hot-towel treatment, and a straightedge neck shave, while women's haircuts include a shampoo and style. Rosie also uses Redken products for gray blending, highlights, and single-process color.