At Cost Cutters Family Hair Salon’s more than 840 locations across the U.S., skilled stylists are always standing at attention. The salon prides itself on being appointment- and hassle-free—thus the team is ready for walk-ins and for any request, whether it be a haircut, styling, coloring, perm, or access to sealed government files. While performing all services, the staff wield CC Professional products—which range from shampoos and conditioners to hairstyling and finishing formulas—to cater to specific hair needs, such as moisture, color care, or volume. They also top tresses with select products from Paul Mitchell, Redken, and Back to Basics. Though the stylists don’t lack for creativity, customers can browse the style gallery, chock full of photos of past customers, to find inspiration for new hairdos or names.
Sydney Atkinson, the stylist behind Hair Solutions by Sydney, is a people person. Her positive attitude guides her work, as she engages clients to find out what kind of look they want. She then uses her seven years of experience to skillfully render cuts, extensions, and color applications. And, unlike cell-phone owners and their service providers, many clients have even become friends with Sydney.
At The Man Spa, the staff of high-trained stylists brings a touch of class and fashion acumen to the chair during grooming services tailored solely to gentlemen. Doling out exquisite haircuts, facials, and massages in a fun and relaxed environment, the female stylists primp and prim men with luxurious treatments designed to help men look and feel at the top of their game. Hot towel shaves and sports mani-pedis round out the treatments in this lavish club atmosphere.
At DermaTech, Carla—an aesthetician with 25 years' experience—leads a team of beauty experts who specialize in treatments ranging from electrolysis and laser hair regrowth to lash tinting. Aestheticians employ Elysée skincare products in five types of facials, all of which include a 3-step cleanse plus a nourishing mask and massage. A permanent makeup artist with two decades of experience performs the center’s permanent makeup sessions, which use a topical anesthetic and specialized tattoo ink to fill in pale lips or redefine eyebrows that have wilted and started to hang off the face.
Old meets new at Shorty's Barber Shop, where owner Cristel Contreras and her barbers spend their days doling out services that range from timeless to modern. Traditional hot-lather shaves leave faces and scalps smooth to the touch, whereas fade haircuts may be customized to include designs such as stars, lettering, and grocery-shopping lists. Gentlemen's cuts can also include everything from classic styles to pompadours, all performed as clients sit back, relax, and watch a movie on the shop's TV.
InStyle, People magazine, and Salt Lake magazine’s Best of the Beehive 2010 have lauded the nearly endless collection of girlie products, gifts, and accessories pouring from Got Beauty's boutique salon, petite day spa, and Sugarhouse Shop. Owner Tammy Taylor wants her guests to feel like a kid wandering through a candy store. But instead of cotton candy and gumdrops, she and her team shower clients with beauty treatments, from the full-service Bumble and bumble salon's coloring and hair-extension treatments to the intimate day spa's anti-aging facials and shellac mani-pedis. Amid the facility's boutique shop, an aisle of accessories hand-picked by the owner include Butter nail polishes, Hobo wallets, aromatic Voluspa candles, and books on how to study the Enlightenment without succumbing to its wig-centered hair culture.