After years of working as a personal stylist for major brands like Banana Republic, Sharon Broxton's passion shifted from fashion to hair. So, she started at the beginning: she worked at the front end of a salon for a year, and then embarked on a two-year apprenticeship. These days, she showcases her styling expertise at Painted Strands, where she updates 'dos with meticulous trims and straightens curly hair with silk presses. Highlights, glazes, and single-process treatments lend eye-catching color to her clients' locks, and her color extensions are a far better alternative to crayons twisted into French braids.
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.
Salon owner Sunshine treats her clients’ locks as though they are the most delicate things in the world. To that end, she uses Joico and KeraCare products to perform a diverse slate of services, including haircuts, wash and presses, locs, twists, and relaxers. Because she focuses on growing healthy hair, Sunshine also feeds strands with conditioner combos that include proteins, oils, herbs, and nutrients—which can be paired with steam hydration for optimal conditioning.
Nekesa Smith unleashes her styling prowess on each client, making sure they leave her salon feeling radiant and confident in their new looks. Using her own line of haircare products, Nekesa helps women embrace their hair texture with a variety of salon services, from loc grooming to applying avocado hair masks, which are more effective than guacamole masks. These transformations take place in her airy studio—which she describes as a "lofty femme salon atmosphere"—that pairs feminine violet walls and crisp white styling chairs with the industrial vibe of exposed brick walls.
Although Nekesa's profession helps women enhance their outer appearances, she also believes in beautifying the inner self. As such, she developed a nonprofit, Doing It Her Way, which focuses on entrepreneurship, education, and empowerment for women.
At KriShun's Hair Loft Salon, the goal is simple: Bring out clients' natural, unique beauty, from their curvaceous fingertips to their lush hair color. To accomplish this goal, they perform beauty services that run the gamut from manicures and pedicures to relaxers and sew-in weaves.
The experienced stylists at Hair Is She Salon know their hair. With specializations in ceramic tools and natural ways to straighten textured hair, the experts are proud to say the only chemical you'll find here is color. Clients on the go are out of the salon in less than two hours. Services include a natural steam deep-conditioning treatment, ceramic blow-dry, flatiron set, and chic new haircuts, all customized to work with hair texture, not against it.