Blow Outs & Styling in Forestdale


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Dragonfly Salon on 7th's highly trained stylists have plenty of room to craft highfalutin hairstyles beneath the arching cathedral ceiling. The superairy salon emanates a posh ambiance—gilt-framed mirrors frame newly cropped or colored hairdos, and art-deco sconces emit a skin-flattering golden light. Stylists take pride in their title as an Aveda concept salon. Aveda's mostly natural haircare products use ingredients such as wheat protein and organic essential oils to tame manes without harming the environment. Herbs such as rosemary and lavender also scent mani-pedis.
2831 7th Ave S
Birmingham,
AL
US
The friendly staffers at Aura Salon Spa work their pampering wizardry in a large, modern space. The 30-minute express pedicure kicks off with a sole-softening soak, preparing feet to meet with the buffer and file. Next, cuticles and calluses are removed, stems are moisturized, and tootsies are topped with enough shiny color to garner envy from the Las Vegas Strip. The 30-minute basic manicure converts nails from their natural state of corporate-ladder-climbing claws to elegant, unruffled shapes. Cuticle care and a candy-colored coating complete turkey-stencil transformation.
157 Resource Center Parkway
Birmingham,
AL
US
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.
5510 U.S. 280
Birmingham,
AL
US
Jamie A-D began his career as a professional makeup artist in 1996, but soon wished to expand his artistry to "the entire person," as he states on his Facebook page. He now does this through a variety of cosmetic services, beautifying clients with haircuts, natural eyelash extensions, and brow waxings. Like a good self-help book or successful exorcism, it's all a part of "bring[ing] to the surface what already exists within," says Jamie—something he's done at everything from hairstyling competitions to anime and gaming conventions.
2229 Arlington Avenue South
Birmingham,
AL
US
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.
2915 18th St S
Birmingham,
AL
US
Even though Kimzey Simpson boasts more than 15 years in the industry, she still keeps up with the latest trends and techniques. This constant drive to stay up-to-date results in well-crafted and cutting-edge haircuts. She can also emblazon hair with colors, as well as style it to embellish certain features, such as the color of the eyes, the shape of the face, or the size of the shoulder parrot. The veteran stylist extends her expertise to other salon treatments, as well, including blowouts.
2915 Crescent Ave
Birmingham,
AL
US
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