The students at Winonah School of Cosmetology hone their shampooing, coloring, and skincare talents during professional, hands-on training classes. They sharpen their scissor skills under the watchful supervision of licensed instructors, snipping away split ends and crafting flattering new ‘dos with confidence and precision. They also learn to navigate the chemical waters of perms and relaxers, in addition to extension installation and updos.
Like its name suggests, True Colors Salon helps clients express themselves through vibrant hair color. Stylist Grace Smolin is particularly adamant about finding the perfect color for a client's skin tone and eye shade because she always wants hair to look as natural as possible. This might mean blending chocolate highlights—never platinum—into brunette hair to add dimension and even leaving a blond's roots a little darker to make it look like she was born with that color. Grace also creates modern cuts and straightens hair with keratin treatments, which can keep hair frizz-free for up to five months.
Most Popular Service: Pravana Perfection
Brands Used: Pravana, Affirm, Mizani, and Brazilian Blowout
Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Bring a picture, and know what products and chemicals were last used on your hair.
The Hair Dashery has dutifully kept all types of hair in line for more than 30 years with a deluxe menu of styling services. Its skilled stylists can craft voluminous layers, sew in weaves, or straighten strands with relaxers. The salon also provides services for those experiencing hair loss, using the American Cancer Society–certified hair-loss specialist it has on hand. Clients may also solicit an aesthetician for a makeup application, lash extensions, or a durable coat of Shellac nail polish.
Karla Bunch has a simple goal at Trocadero Salon: to breathe new life into hair. The methods she uses to achieve that goal are decidedly less simple, and they include everything from precision cuts to highlights and coloring treatments. Karla's artistic vision combines with her studied technique to yield looks that complement her clients' individual features. What's more, she works amidst a team of licensed beauticians offering professional nail care and waxing services.
A towering shelf of styling products waits inside Anointed Hands House of Beauty & Nails. With those items and a pair of scissors, one of the stylists can snip and design looks to suit each client's personality and lifestyle. Away from the salon chairs, aestheticians sculpt nails and coat them in polish. The business also celebrates different days of the week such as Friendly Fridays, which encourage friends to get shampoos side by side.