Since 1955, stylists at Klein's have been crafting coiffures in a salon flooded with natural light. All of the salon's stylists are certified in Redken and Schwarzkopf products and can execute trendy styles. Some veteran stylists have had loyal clients for 40 years and have developed a mind meld with their scissors that defies our understanding of consciousness. The salon has not only upped its stylist training since its beginning but has also added spa services, including facials and gel-polish mani-pedis. Eyelash extensions, hair extensions, and keratin straightening treatments round out the selection of salon services.
E'dyeta Salon, formerly Escape Salon of Evansville, is different from ordinary chain salons. Here, stylists give their undivided attention and focus their expertise on the clients sitting in the chairs at their workstations. They discuss possible styles and trends before rolling up their sleeves for any number of services, from haircuts and coloring to chemical treatments.
• For $12, you get a haircut and style ($17.95 value) and deep-conditioning treatment ($10.95 value; a $28.90 total value). • For $30, you get a haircut and style ($17.95 value), partial highlights ($46 value), and a deep-conditioning treatment ($10.95 value; a $74.90 total value). A full-service salon for the whole family, Fantastic Sams has hair-savvy staff shearers that tame frazzled flax into more maintainable styles. All haircuts start with a soothing shampoo using Fantastic Sams' signature line of products intended to promote hair health and rid the cranium of laser-tag-related stresses. Whether clients plan to consult the stylist about face-flattering looks or replicate the head-hide of a favorite state senator, scissors-wielders snip and style ($17.95) each lock to match the desired look. Deep-conditioning treatments ($10.95) reach into locks’ recesses, infusing follicles with moisture as they wrestle four-square balls from playground bullies. Like a good movie of a classic novel, partial highlights ($46) introduce a subtle new hue but maintain the essence of the original.
Beaux Cheveux's stylists vivify fingers and toes, soothe scalps, and shape head tufts with dedication and care. The beauty salon's selection of hair services ranges from a simple shampoo, condition, and cut ($20+) to a deep-conditioning treatment ($20+) for dehydrated follicles. Highlighting ($40+) brightens sulking tresses, and neophytes ease into coloring with the temporary shading of Beaux Cheveux's glazing ($30+). Necks lean back for crickless shampoo sessions in the salon's Yume chair, which greets clients with gelled neck and head cushions, a customizable reclining bed, and robotic high-fiving armrests. Lasting 30–60 minutes, the Yume treatment ($50–$75), begins with a duet of modern Japanese music and a babbling fountain in a private room. A thorough shampoo cleanses hair, and a deep massage for the shoulders, neck, head, scalp, hands, and feet destresses a plethora of reclined muscles.
Shannon Aleksandr's Salon grooms and beautifies customers in a relaxing spa environment that fulfills patrons' desires for aesthetic and sensory excellence. The advanced-treatment facials make use of Éminence Organic Skin Care products, which rejuvenate and refresh visages with natural ingredients, eschewing harsh chemicals that damage skin, or passive-aggressive additives that insist on giving you LSAT prep books three Christmases running. Beauty-seekers can choose from four different options, each with a different, salutary skin effect. Those with highly sensitive epidermises can have their faces moisturized and ridded of dastardly free radicals with the anti-oxidant facial, and dry or mature skin can be saved from the evils of desiccation with the parsley and cucumber treatment that oxygenates, detoxes, and repairs tired and damaged cells. Acne-sufferers will benefit from the rosehip-and-maize facial, a cooling, exfoliating mask that infuses irritated skin with vitamin C, banishing pimples to strip-mall food courts and restoring balance to the face. Lackluster mugs can find their shine with the cleansing, exfoliating power of the paprika facial, which eviscerates stress and fine lines from kisser topographies, and includes a face massage. Each facial comes with a peel chosen by an expert aesthetician, and serves to delicately lift off dead and dry skin.
Stylists Amanda McBride and Carrie Ulm opened Har Salon in April to primp clients with a selection of haircut and styling services and body-beautifying techniques. Scissor-wielding hands trim tresses before trading sharp objects for hot air, to render a haircut and blow-dry that updates permanent caps in 35–45 minutes ($25). The stylists can also twist locks into an updo ($45) to reveal any proprietary HTML code tattooed to the neck. Further maintain fringe with an eyebrow wax to shape arches ($10) or an upper lip de-fuzz to make room for milk mustaches ($8). Patrons can also highlight phalanges with nail-popping manicures ($20) or pedicures ($40) and appreciate traditional painting skills by admiring local art that graces the walls of the new facility.