Daphne Hutton’s enthusiasm is obvious––even before the first snip. Each session begins with a private facial analysis, wherein she gets to know the client, discusses needs, and helps choose a flattering style. Then the transformation happens. Two decades of experience guide her as she sculpts sleek layers and decorates with color highlights. Guests can also solicit Daphne for a facial wax or retreat to a private room for bodywork session with the salon’s certified massage therapist, Tara Stoner.
Before they walk down the aisle, brides walk into Family Affair for an appointment with Annette Rayfield. Drawing on more than a decade of hair-care experience, Annette excels at styling the strands of brides and bridesmaids. She works around the needs and vision of each client, whether they want a towering updo or extended locks. Her skills don't only apply to brides, of course—Annette showcases her mastery of cuts, deep conditioning, or highlights during everyday appointments.
After Annette beautifies their hair, guests can find elegant attire to match by perusing the rest of Family Affair, a salon that doubles as a clothing boutique and could triple as a daycare center for scissors. Stocked with top brands that span the globe from Los Angeles to Japan, the store includes tees, tanks, bottoms, and an extensive selection of sneakers.
Having owned and operated nine different salons, Cheri Pennetta recognizes the importance of taking the needs of each client on a case-by-case basis. Whether those clients arrive at Rock N Roll 56 Salon & Spa looking for a quick fix—or a full-blown makeover—Cheri snips, sprays, and colors accordingly. For hair, Cheri spruces up locks with cuts, blowouts and extensions, and for everything else, she offers specialty services, including spray tans, waxing, and lash upgrades.
Leather chairs, marble floors, and exposed ceilings blanket visitors as they enter All About You, an Elite L'Oréal Professionnel exclusive salon. Lauren Johnson and Amy Antoine, the duo of stylists that oversees these confines, carry experience as long as their most infrequent clients' hair. Lauren studied at The Salon Professional Academy, endorsed by Redken, whereas Amy has worked within the beauty industry for more than 20 years. Drawing from these backgrounds, they snip cuts, apply color, and add feather extensions. Other services include specialized L'Oréal treatments, such as a Fiberceutic deep-conditioning product that strengthens hair.
The talented staff at Rock Barbers cultivate and manage modern men's manes in a comfortable, guy-friendly environment. A full panel of hair-based services begins with a shampoo, which lathers heroic heads of hair with crime-fighting cleansing powers before scissors and a skilled hand trim away at loose ends, revealing an attractive, sleeker skull. Free indentured follicles from nosebleed views with a neck shave, and allow the epidermis to explore the atmosphere with a newfound sense of self. A final rinse and style solidify the look, releasing you to an admiring public that will grab bonbons and a recliner chair just to watch you walk by.
Industrie Hairdressing founders Holly Tignor and Mary Cahill Garrard are a natural match. Aside from having similar career trajectories—they each got their starts in the early 90s before developing their skills on the artistic team at U.K.-based Toni&Guy—the two share an ambitious streak that led them to establish Creating Beauty, a three-tiered company that consists of two concept salons and a hairdressing academy.
At Industrie Hairdressing, the idea is to draw inspiration from all forms of art and design using an approach to styling that's as freeform as the episode of Jeopardy! where Alex Trebek had to improvise all the clues. During sessions, stylists grouped into five levels based on experience and education consult with their clients to create styles that best suit the client's lifestyle and face shape. They do this by drawing on a full line of Bumble and Bumble products.