Fantastic Sams is a full-service salon for the whole family that will sculpt wilted hair into a look-twice hot commodity. Begin by receiving a complimentary shampoo with Fantastic Sam's signature line of products, followed by a three-minute scalp massage to blast away the dead-skin-cell-loving turtles. Whether you've got a secret style you've been saving in your panache pocket or trust the expert stylists at Fantastic Sams to get creatively awesome with your hair, your haircut and style (a $25–$30 value) will be snipped and primped to fit your desired identity. Next, you'll hit a fork in the road during your main mane journey, where you must choose between highlights or lowlights (a $65–$100 value). All hair curators are custom-trained TIGI colorists, ensuring the richest hue for your tried-and-true tresses. For a final hairtain call, a deep-conditioning treatment (a $15–$16 value) will strengthen, smooth, and add shine to your newly fashioned focal point. These beauty-renewal centers are staffed with follicle fanatics who will listen to your needs and pamper your worries away with precision and kindness. A stylish 'do will make enemies hate to love you and friends love to love you, making this your official summer of locks and love.
Knockouts Haircuts for Men amps up the classic barbershop experience with a lavish, sports-themed approach to men's styling that has been featured on Today and CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. At a still-growing number of locations throughout the country, the company's all-female staff of stylists quarterbacks a full playbook of services ranging from bare-essential to spa-worthy. First and foremost, they clip shaggy locks, but they also administer facials, manicures, massages, and waxes. Complimentary beverages are included with every visit, giving patrons something to sip on while watching a sports game on TV or contemplating how they would fend off a lion using just a comb.
The Orchard Salon is all about renewal, from its old-is-new shabby chic décor to the bold new hairstyles clients walk out with. In that vein, the eclectic atmosphere—not to mention professional Pureology products—encourages clients to feel confident exploring new hairstyles, whether choosing to light up their locks with bold highlights or go for a completely new ‘do.
Ella, a stylist at the salon, prioritizes making clients feel comfortable above all else. Though everyone who comes into the salon is offered complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea in real china, the best accommodation a stylist like Ella offers clients is good conversation. "To make them feel important and really listen to them,” she says, “a sense of humor goes a long way."
At Salon D Squared, soothing music swathes senses in serenity, faces are refreshed with deep exfoliation, and muscle tension melts at the hands of licensed massage therapists. Setting its resurfacing sights on specific skin problems such as blackheads, dryness, or excessive oil, the D2 style facial begins by removing dead skin cells with a combination of microdermabrasion, deep cleansing, and a purifying mask followed by a steam treatment that gently opens pores and their mail.
A quaint stone path leads guests into JeLa's Epiphany Salon & Spa, where modern styling equipment shares space with vintage touches including an antique, brown leather salon chair. JeLa’s takes its name from owners Jennifer Braziel and Ladonna Houston, who manage an all-female team of stylists with more than 80 years of combined experience, entitling them to a shared senior discount at movie theaters. They offer haircuts and styles for women and children as well as highlights, weaving, and—the salon’s most popular service—relaxers.
Adriana works with sugar every day, but she’s not a baker. She’s in the business of removing hair, using an all-natural paste created from sugar, water, and lemon juice. She plies her trade at the self-titled private studio, Adriana’s Professional Body Sugaring, where she treats clients to her sweet, simple services in both English and Spanish. She reports that, due to the simple ingredients and cool temperature of the mixture, most find sugaring less unpleasant than waxing. Her formula contains no allergens to irritate the skin, only adheres to dead skin cells and hair, and tastes pretty great on toast.