Soon to be the subjects of a reality show airing on HDNet, this casual salon’s bikini-clad staff of licensed stylists charms the curls of men, women, and children within warm, beach-themed surroundings. Locks relinquish sand, seashells, and stowaway sea monkeys during a thorough sudsing that preludes the 20-minute haircut, which is tailored to each client’s desires and personal style. As fingers lull pent-up tension from weary noggins, peepers can peruse the colorful interior’s vivid artwork and wall-mounted surfboards, which reflect flickers from the lobby’s sprawling flat-screen TV.
Brush Salon is a study in contrast. Mirrors hang from brick walls and metal fixtures hang like street lamps to give the interior a rustic, welcoming air, but each station is lined with advanced products and staffed by a stylist continually trained to stay abreast of hair trends. This duality matches the salon’s approach to hair services, which combines cutting-edge beauty techniques with an attention to each customer’s comfort and goals. Clients are encouraged to bring pictures or magazine clippings to the salon, allowing stylists to duplicate their favorite celebrity looks or articulate what went wrong with their favorite celebrity marriages. If customers are not pleased with their haircut, color, or retexturing services, they can return within a week and stylists will fix the looks at no charge.
The stylists at Serenity Hair Lounge are big fans of a fashionable contradiction. Inside their appointed workspace, rustic wood floors and muted, faux-marbled walls provide a chic contrast to the polished hairstyles and vibrant hair colors that parade out the door. To really make manes shine though, stylists can tame unruly frizz with a Brazilian blowout that leaves locks smooth, soft, and less likely to attach itself to dryer sheets.
Bubblegum pink. Sugary treats. Rhinestones and glitter. Sweet and Sassy’s stylists pamper moppets during shrunken-down spa treatments spun with these elements. As tots lounge on tangerine pillows, kid-calibrated manicures and pedicures bejewel their keratin shields with sparkly nail art and adorn their favorite digits with rings and toe rings. Facials slather visages with gentle, sweet-smelling concoctions, and ear-piercing services add appropriate glint to kids' facial regions so that they can stop lodging beads in their nostrils. For birthday parties, celebrants can arrive in the spa’s pink limousine before strutting down the runway in Sweet and Sassy’s glittery gowns.
Sharon Nesbihal, owner of Steven Jenae The Salon, and her trained stylists mold manes amid red, orange, and pale-yellow walls. As they cut hair, slather on color, and apply keratin or vegan smoothing treatments, lofted ceilings with skylights illumine the spacious interior. When they aren't sculpting new dos, they beautify façades with makeup, lash extensions, waxing, and spray tanning. Stylists put these services to work on brides as well, who require meticulous primping before the traditional hopscotch down the aisle.
Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi, founders of Warren-Tricomi Salon & Spa, a network of hair salons stationed across the country, are known for their upscale line of styling products and celebrity clientele. They staff each of their salons with hair artists skilled in precision haircuts, single process colors, and corrective color treatments.