Sunlight filters in through Graffiti Hair Studio’s ceiling-high windows, reflecting off polished black shampoo basins that stand out in a space otherwise dominated by light and earthy tones. As stylists escort clients toward the studio’s row of plush salon chairs, their heels click against the hardwood floors, lending a rhythmic counterbalance to the lively chatter that so often fills the room. Once they set to work, the stylists spark up new conversations as they spread smoothing elixirs such as Alterna’s bamboo shampoo across scalps or prep strands for cuts and coloring treatments with Paul Mitchell’s keratin-infused serums. Just a few yards away but entirely removed from the bustle on the salon floor, the spa’s aestheticians hide evidence of aging or membership in underground mud-wrestling leagues with PCA skincare products and exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments.
From their risque pinup-girl posters to their rock 'n' roll memorabilia, it's clear the stylists at Inked Kitty's Lounge invoke a vintage spirit—with a dash of sass. They bestow lads and ladies with retro looks, such as pompadours and finger waves, adding fun, bold touches, including Cruella de Vil stripes and Rosie the Riveter bandannas. Rock and punk 'dos edge toward the rebellious. Yet the team doesn't alienate classic elegance, administering gorgeous highlights and waxing services.
As one of the talented hairstylists at Who Does Your Hair, Katie Horting revamps stale styles with an arsenal of cut, color, and even “hair bling” treatments. After shampooing locks, she snips off split ends and shapes tresses into chic and modern styles, layering in depth-enhancing highlights as she goes. Clients looking for an even more eye-catching look can inquire about the salon’s feather extensions, hair-bling treatments, or wigs made from real Medusa snakes.
Jesika Russell of Kitsch Hair by Jesika makes hair look refreshed and healthy via cuts, color, and deep conditioning from a space inside MiraBella Salon & Spa. MiraBella changed locations in 2012, and it shows in the sleek new space, built from the concrete up to form a welcoming home for spa and salon services. Today, natural and organic hair products fill wooden bookcases, and lights reflecting the season twinkle softly over the receptionist's desk.
Muse Salon and Spa is a welcoming full-service beauty, hair, and nail salon. Here, licensed stylists and aestheticians with a combined 30 years of experience work in the warm, wood-toned atmosphere to create imaginative looks that flatter each client. Experienced nail technician Chrissy Combs is among those staff members. She offers pampering mani-pedis, polishing nails with gel polish, which stays chip-free for up to two weeks.