Providing a fun and festive environment that dazzles wide-eyed youngsters, Snip-its takes the stress out of maintaining the locks of jittery tykes. A kid-friendly staff maintains manes while ensuring safety is of paramount concern by providing chairs especially designed for miniature adults. During the cut, melted crayons and various knickknacks are snipped away from tussled noodle nests, leaving locks as fresh as the day they were born. After the follicular wreckage is brushed off, children can play with a bounty of animated gadgets and games. With so much to keep young eyes occupied, the atmosphere almost feels like that inside the house that Ruth built—Disneyland.
At A Place in the Sun, natural light pours through the salon's floor-to-ceiling front windows onto mint-green walls and polished hardwood floors. Amid these tranquil accents, skilled stylists craft haircuts with flattering layers and ramp up strands with color highlights. Invigorating deep-conditioning treatments can segue into a waxing session or a restorative mani-pedi with long-lasting Shellac polish. The salon also offers a range of weave and braiding services and is fully equipped for hair of all colors, textures, or political affiliations.
Joined by more than their salon’s name, stylists Jón and Alan have spent more than two decades refining their skills side by side. Today, the duo passes on their knowledge to the stylists on their team, teaching them the tricks of the trade as they cut, color, and add texture to hair. When they aren’t watching over their stylists or juggling combs dipped in barbicide and lit on fire, they check in on the spa’s technicians, who soothe their clients’ skin with resurfacing facials, chemical peels, and relaxing massages.
All of the salon’s custom skin and scalp treatments draw on Aveda's world-renowned arsenal of plant-based products. Guided by socially conscious principles for more than 30 years, Aveda produces a full line of natural beauty products carried at nearly 7,000 salons and spas. Popular products such as Shampure shampoo and witch-hazel hair spray deliver on Aveda's commitment to well-rounded earthly beauty with eco-friendly packaging cradling ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants.
Shoppers stroll leisurely about the upscale shops and restaurants of Camden Commons, but inside Lunatic Fringe, expert stylists are hard at work. Senior and junior stylists move nimbly about the bright green styling chairs that line the sleek salon, transforming hairstyles with trendy cuts, elegant up-dos, and professional coloring services. The color of the chairs is appropriate since the salon is committed to a green philosophy. Here, stylists take pains to use chemical-free techniques and eco-friendly materials, such as recyclable hair color cups and blow-dryers that run on the power of positive thinking alone. The Franklin branch is one of numerous national locations of the Lunatic Fringe franchise, a salon chain that has received a sweeping amount of glowing press since it's founding.
In 2008, Channon Rickard-Ryan bought and renovated a salon with the goal of creating an upscale makeover mecca in her own town. Her venture has proven successful, with Trendz Salon winning the title of Best Hair Salon in the Tennessean's Toast of Music City for three years in a row. The salon maintains its acclaim thanks to a team of talented stylists, many of whom boast more than 20 years of industry experience and at least one secret superpower. Dedicated staffers focus on Trendz' philosophy of precision and personalization, customizing every haircut to flatter clients' facial features and work with their individual styles and professions. Upscale products from Joico, Aquage, Enjoy, and Shellac pamper skin, hair, and nails, and Trendz regularly hosts Dr. David Turner to perform Latisse, Botox, and Juvéderm treatments, transforming the space into a one-stop shop for beauty seekers.