The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk-off, and a steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Signature Service: Full-service haircare, facial waxing
Brands Used: Redken, Fantastic
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
The stylists at Fantastic Sams keep things simple—but that doesn't mean plain. These mane-makers fill a head of hair's everyday needs with services such as haircuts for everyone, styles, facial waxing, and lash extensions. They also go beyond basic services with conditioning treatments, foil highlights, and texture services more effective than simply slipping some gin into the shampoo. All services are complemented with their trademark Fantastic shampoo therapy, a treatment which includes a three-minute scalp massage and conditioning rinse.
Salon KB’s fleet of stylists and aestheticians strives to relax guests and improve skin through a slew of services that include haircutting, facials, and waxing. Dana Bott, the resident aesthetician, performs a variety of facials that target various skin ailments, including rosacea, acne, and signs of aging. Dana also applies makeup for her clients, helping them feel more radiant or explore new looks. When it comes to hair, the salon’s trio of stylists works to manipulate locks into fashionable coifs as they perform haircuts and coloring services. Several deep-conditioning treatments are available to extend the longevity of hair coloring or to make hair softer and more likely to be okay with being cut in half.
Though the stylists at Whitney Hair & Wellness wield scissors with seasoned skill, not all of their services entail subtraction. Some are all about addition, such as the thinning-hair solutions that owner Lindsey Reinke has been practicing for a decade. From her business inside the Yellowstone Salons building, Reinke first consults with clients to better address the symptoms of alopecia, chemotherapy, and aging. She helps guests elongate their strands with natural and synthetic extensions, or takes measurements for a wig instead of simply asking what size bucket they wore on their heads as children. Additionally, her custom hairpieces and laser light therapy work to counteract hair loss.
The stylists also administer cut and color treatments, nourishing tresses with Redken products during personalized appointments. Wave-creating serums and keratin smoothing formulas impart fresh textures, and updos primp patrons for special events.
Though Miracles' quirky and diversely talented staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians aims to lift patrons' spirits with beauty transformations, their work did not wholly inspire the salon's name—the beauty sanctuary's original location was inside an old church. Owner Kendalia Edelman has since expanded her business into a larger location, enabling her to add an area for laser treatments that target everything from excess hair to leg veins. She also found space for Little Miracles, a separate salon where kids up to age 9 can get haircuts with supervision from parents and invisible friends moonlighting as style consultants.
The staff at Hybrid Salon combines artistic sensibility with technical savvy, and the result is one dynamic salon. And folks have noticed. For three years running, Hybrid has taken home the Talk of the Town "Costumer Satisfaction Award". Along with their outsized dose of talent, the staff arms themselves with only high-end Redken coloring products in their services and treatments. Beyond basic cuts and colors, they offer Brazilian blowouts, waxing treatments, nail art, and a full blow-dry bar. No matter the treatment, stylists make a point to meet with new clients before every service to ensure a personal touch.