Extreem Beauty Discount Hair Salon tells it like it is. The self-proclaimed “baddest but cheapest upscale hair salon on the south side” caters to women of all ages with its haircare services. From natural looking sew-in weaves to deep conditioning and haircuts, the stylists beautify hair based on each client’s unique needs. Along with haircare, the staff provides nailcare and makeup application.
Amid the cozy decor of Salon Deon, expert stylist Kristal Perry can engineer bold highlights, condition the scalp, or sew in an elegant weave to flatter a client's features. Though she specializes in ethnic hair, Kristal styles coifs of every length and texture. Once their hair has been styled, clients can dip their toes into the salon's other beautification services, such as lash extensions that give eyes a more voluminous look without the mess of mascara.
Not everyone can say an Emmy-nominated celebrity stylist does their hair, but the clients of Charles Gregory do. Charles was recognized as head of the hair department on HBO's Emmy-nominated original film Lackawanna Blues, a position he has also held on numerous Tyler Perry films. With such commercial success, it’s not surprising that celebrities such as Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, and Raven-Symoné have also flocked to his talents.
Today, after years spent teaching, medal-winning, makeup-academy-founding, and star-styling, Charles pilots his own salon’s team, which includes hairstylists, a massage therapist, and aestheticians that provide facials, microdermabrasion, waxing, and makeup application. In addition to cutting and coloring, the salon’s stylists can also apply extensions and weaves made from real human hair.
At Coast 2 Coast Spa, staff create their own hair and face products entirely in-house, working to pamper customers before they ever walk in the door. The spa's hair and skincare products contain entirely all-natural ingredients, which gives them an edge over the mass-produced chemical compounds that so often make up modern beauty products and fish sticks. Stylists use these products in hair services such as dreads, conditioning treatments, and cuts and styles, as well as skin treatments where they refresh faces or enhance relaxing massages.
In 1990, while still in college, Sherita Cherry started her hair care career as a shampoo girl. What began as a part-time job soon became a full-time passion: she refined her styling skills, racked up hair competitions victories around the world, and, eventually, opened her own salon, Genesis Hair Art, specializing in corrective color and gray coverage.
Sherita Cherry—a National Color Educator for Paul Mitchell—and her stylists conduct soothing shampoos at the quiet Lather Lounge, offering optional add-ons such as scalp massages with heated conditioner. Afterward, they customize looks according to each client's face shape, hair color, and favorite Jacobean neck ruff. Of course, that shade can change at Genesis's Color Bar, where color specialists brighten or darken locks with personalized hues made from Paul Mitchell colors. To help customers maintain their looks after appointments, Genesis Hair Art stocks top-line hair products by Paul Mitchell, Kera-Care, and PhytoSpecific.