Most of the time when kids go to get their hair cut, they're lucky if they're able to watch a movie they've seen a thousand times or play with the single toy the salon keeps on hand. But even that doesn't generally happen. And because most salons don't bother to entertain kids, haircuts can be a difficult thing for them to sit through.
Yet, when kids go to Snip-its Kids Hair Salon and Spa, they get an adventure. Staffers first hand kids a Snip-its Adventure Club card, and then invite them to sing along with the salon's own cast of animated characters. There's Curly Comb, the adventurous Flyer Joe Dryer, and the group's leader, Snips, an anthropomorphized pair of scissors with a shock of brown hair. This same crew stars in computer games and activities that kids can play at each salon station, which dazzle eyes with more bright colors than a car covered in Lisa Frank stickers.
While their clients explore imaginative worlds, stylists use a proprietary line of natural and allergen-free products to create buzz cuts and bobs. At the end of the process, kids visit the Magic Box. The enchanted device awards kids a prize in exchange for a swatch of hair. On special occasions, stylists can also photograph a baby's first haircut or transport girls to Tinseltown during a Hollywood Party.
In order to make every salon experience exciting for kids and relaxing for adults, Snip-its Kids Hair Salon and Spa's partners with Autism Speaks and trains stylists to work with kids with autism.
Premier hairstylist Madison draws from 15 years of experience to play cupid as clients cultivate amorous feelings for their tresses. Her services help women fawn over strands that are free of split ends, decorated with feathers, or lengthened with Hotheads extensions. Madison’s highlights add dimension, and all-over color grants the kind of dramatic change a movie character experiences when they paint their brown hat blond. Aside from working with hair, she also removes it with waxing services that start at $10. She offers free consultation before services, during which she may use products from Moroccanoil and Coppola. The arena in which Madison performs her beauty sport isn’t as drab or sterile as many chain salons. A trio of plush, matching floral-patterned couches flanks a magazine-flecked coffee table in the waiting area, where the walls’ rich green hue is easy on the eyes. Arched doorways lead to the treatment room, where exposed brick conjures thoughts of an elegant house or a really sturdy tree fort.
The staff of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians at CZ Day Spa mollify muscle aches with flowing massage strokes and purify pores with revivifying facials. The center also hosts daily Zumba classes that pump up heart rates in nonstop workouts to upbeat Latin tunes.
Inside Spa Venus's elegant walls, Bonnie visualizes the sculpted hairdo within each set of long locks. She trims away splits ends and uncovers fashionable bobs or long wavy curls, uses her coloring services to add dimension through highlights, or flatters skin tones with a complete color change.