First Impressions is an Aveda spa and salon offering a potpourri of hair services, body-care treatments, and spa therapy. Embark on a journey to noodle-nest stylishness with a haircut ($32 and up for women, $22 and up for men) or a special-occasion updo ($60 and up). All hair services are accompanied by a consultation, an Aveda stress-relieving treatment, and an herbal shampoo. If you’d rather not have hair, First Impressions can take it away with sugaring or Aveda plant wax ($35 and up for legs, $10 and up for chins). Sad sections of skin can be rejuvenated with an eye-zone wrap ($25) or a 30-minute pure-focus facial ($25), complete with makeup application. A manicure ($24) or pedicure ($42 and up) will curb uncontrolled nail growth before your hands and feet tie themselves into a hopelessly twisted knot of keratin. To calm anxious muscles, opt for an hour-long relaxation massage ($50) or hot-stone therapy ($80).
Profiles Hair Salon's experienced hairstylist, Audrey Dunning, wields Redken and Nioxin haircare products as she sculpts and shapes locks into freshly trimmed ‘dos. To ensure each client receives the ideal styling, Audrey provides a one-on-one consultation to discuss their hair-related needs and hairband-related phobias. Then, she begins beautifying manes with an array of treatments, ranging from cuts and updos to feather extensions, keratin smoothing treatments, facial waxing, and creative hair coloring that features fashionable shades such as blue, pink, and yellow. Audrey keeps her own head of hair up-to-date on the latest industry trends by attending continuing education classes.
Though their combined expertise spans more than a half century, all of the stylists at Studio 410 still consider themselves students of their craft. They constantly educate themselves on the latest style trends, cutting techniques, and beauty products, and like an elocution coach, their resumes speak for themselves. Studio 410, a Brazilian Blowout certified salon, boasts stylists trained in many hair-straightening techniques, as well as colorists versed in products from Redken and Schwarkopf.
Studio 410's manager and styling expert Coby Smith embodies this pursuit of knowledge. She graduated valedictorian of her class at Rudae's Beauty College, and she has trained in many famed salon brands: Goldwell, Matrix, and Pureology just to name a few. All of these skills come into play at the salon chair, where Ms. Smith works closely with her clients and comes up with the ideal style. Amid the salon's minimalist zen-like decor, she uses varied cutting techniques and hair styling approaches to bring clients' hairstyle goals into chic reality.
Jessica McKean, owner of H.I. Salon & Spa, creates feature-flattering styles while plunging the depths of Paul Mitchell's knowledge of beauty lore. With great skill, she crafts haircuts, concocts colors, and applies makeup. Jessica also encourages her staff to hone their skills at seminars, private classes, trade shows, and by watching Edward Scissorhands with the director commentary.
Stylist and owner Jesse Galvan has been renovating noggins for more than 30 years, taking part in ongoing training to keep his skills razor sharp. With nine of his fingers on his scissors and one on the pulse of current trends and techniques, Jesse will snip, sculpt, and style your strands to deliver you a new everyday accessory that complements your personality, lifestyle, facial features, and hair type (a $38 value). All forms of follicles will benefit from a Wella deep-conditioning treatment (a $20 value), which will transform even your driest, most damaged locks into lush water slides at your own personal theme park.
Sporting a vintage, no-frills atmosphere, Executive Barber Shop and its hair-trimming heroes treat shaggy lads and unshorn men to clean cuts and soothing styling. Clients relinquish their locks to an experienced tress tamer for a refreshing shampoo before settling into a cushy, vintage barbershop chair for a classic men's cut. Stylists Gail Jagger and Tim Worley will coax wayward strands onto straighter, more stylish paths, leaving dapper dudes with clean, face-flattering cuts. Styling and a soothing scalp treatment, which helps melt excess tension and stimulate blood flow, finish off the handsomeifying experience.
Hairspray salon has been encouraging Fort Wayne to let down its hair for more than 20 years. Skilled stylists are always on-hand for cut and coloring consultations, and are available for appointments mornings, afternoons, evenings, Saturdays, or yesterday.