Signature Service: Color, highlights and lowlights, haircut, blow-dry
Brands Used: Matrix, Paul Mitchell, Sexy Hair, and Shwartzkopf color
Staff Size: One person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Michelle Beckner is an artist who uses numerous media. At home, she redecorates furniture with van Gogh chalk paint, and at Sola Salon Studios, she transforms strands into stylish looks. In addition to executing masterful clipper cuts and vibrant color, Michelle specializes in sophisticated formal updos and multidimensional foil highlights.
Salon Renaud’s brick exterior and Doric columns make the salon appear like an inviting homestead, down to the rocking chairs on the front porch. Inside, clients will find a suitably homey atmosphere, where at the helm of her own workstation, stylist Michele deftly mixes bowls of hair dye and hammers freshly forged scissors on an anvil. Unwanted hair length falls to the floor during haircuts, revealing a head with chic layers, and conditioning treatments soften frizzy strands. Michele also offers quick scalp massages that add another level of relaxation to appointments.
• 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.
With top-of-the-line Aveda skin- and body-care products and Aveda-certified technicians, Solaris polishes profiles and mollifies muscles with rejuvenating spa treatments. The fusion-stone massage employs smooth, heated stones, aromatherapy, and Swedish massage strokes to unknot tense tendons and send minds off to placid pastures. Those seeking to mollycoddle their mugs can opt for the customized Elemental Nature facial, which fights frowns and various skin conditions to leave faces buffed and more radiant than a neon radiator. Solaris Aveda Salon & Spa maintains a clean, relaxing environment with cozy furnishings and private treatment rooms for client comfort.
In the comforting confines of the Art and Science of Hair salon, a tanning technician deftly administers spray tans completely by hand. Performing the service manually ensures an even and consistent tan for fall, winter, and summer months spent hibernating in the freezer. While you're at Art and Science, you can stick around and try out some of the salon's other services (for extra fees), which include haircuts, body-wraps, styling, and mani-pedis.
Carol’s more than 15 years of industry experience have earned her the title of master designer and hair artist at Emporium Hair Salon. Carol starts each appointment with a consultation, which enables her to create personalized styles that complement face shapes and grooming routines. Her tools of choice include scissors, razors, clippers, and hedge trimmers.