Owner and barber Trevor Hill shears locks and shaves jaws with a sure hand at this classic barbershop. An old soul at heart, the young barber hearkens back to sepia-tinted times with his straight-razor shaves and Spartan atmosphere. A vintage red leather barber’s seat hoists customers in the center of the room, and a pair of battle-worn boxer’s gloves hangs from the mirror, adding grit and preparedness in the case of pugilistic chin follicles.
Lori Dennis attaches three titles to her name: licensed aesthetician, certified laser technician, and certified permanent-makeup artist. She studied extensively to snatch up these certifications, learning how to blend products and palliatives to perfectly complement skin chemistry, different skin types, and rubber president masks.
At Muse Salon & Spa, Lori leverages her knowledge to help clients achieve their desired look. She's a master of resurfacing treatments—particularly microdermabrasion and chemical peels—and excels at delivering personalized results with facials and permanent makeup. She's a loyal supporter of Image Skincare, integrating its paraben-free, pharmaceutical-grade products into nearly every treatment.
Polly Minder received her cosmetologist’s license eight years ago and honed her chops at nationally recognized salons before finally landing at Muse Salon and Spa. At Hair by Polly at Muse Salon and Spa, she fashions hairstyles with professional techniques and an artistic vision, appropriating chic hair designs with cuts and colors that emphasize each client’s most sultry features and most transparent swimming caps. Polly approaches nailcare with the same spirited approach; her manicures and pedicures can turn even the most disheveled digits into clean, polished nails.
Nestled in Latah Plaza in downtown Boise, Plush Hair Lounge features modern digs where professional stylists tend to the tresses of men and women. The experts cut and style manes, adding further adjustments with highlights, full-color treatments, and extensions with Remy Human Hair. Nail technicians are also available to transform dull fingers and toes with manicures, acrylics, and Shellac pedicures, which resist the chipping that often results from everyday activities such as kicking insubordinate Roombas.
Muse Salon & Spa's website has a profile for each stylist with little-known professional and personal facts. Polly gets goofy when she's tired and for Amber, ice cream is a cure-all. It's this same rapport that the stylists hope to build with clients so that the salon can be home, as well as a place of beauty. Though Muse specializes in cut and coloring techniques, technicians are also on-hand for a nail-shaping session or swift waxing services.
At her salon, Kisha Alcala gets along best with children and clients with special needs, such as those with autism or spinal bifida. No matter who the hair belongs to, she can trim, dye, and perm it until the mirror hums with joy. She also performs waxing services for full-grown clients, accents fingers with acrylic nails and sees to the whole body with the precise pressure of reflexology massage.