Faith Montague's passion for styling hair started at a young age. She started practicing on herself and her family, determined to master caring for natural African American hair. After a nine-year hiatus from styling to serve in the Army, Faith created Candid You in order to showcase her 14 years of experience in haircare. With specialties in braiding, and protective styling, she also offers Sisterlocks, a gentle, chemical-free technique that uses the natural textures of African American hair to create flowing locks.
At Hello Beautiful, stylist Imani Zeledon sews human or synthetic hair extensions into heads, creates rows of pretty braids, and maintains dreadlocks by re-twisting them at the end. She also takes unruly manes and turns them into straight, shiny, manageable 'dos.
Inside Color and Hair Connection's light, eggshell-hued walls dotted with eastern calligraphy, Brenda A. Vernon calms rebellious follicles with relaxing blowout treatments. During each of four doting sessions, stylists begin whipping hair into shape with a lathering, restorative shampoo and a demand that each follicle do a single pull-up. Then heads heat up under the soft hum of a blow-dryer, where manes shed their moisture and gain a luxurious shine. Finally, hair tamers transform unruly locks into well-mannered coifs, styling elegant 'dos for upcoming dates, evenings on the town, or parties to celebrate a pet's promotion to honorary child.
With 129 years of combined experience in the beauty industry, the staff members at On the Edge Hair Studio really knows what they're doing. Their backgrounds?which include training at Vidal Sassoon in London and a stint as a TIGI ambassador?while varied, ensure each is equally adept at delivering on-trend haircuts, sleek highlights, and elegant bridal up-dos. The aestheticians on staff, meanwhile, are fluent in a variety of spa treatments, cleansing skin with facials, evicting unwanted hair with wax, and appeasing sore muscles with massages, and, if necessary, cupcakes.
Natural light pours through Textures Hair Salon’s large front windows, illuminating polished wood floors and buttery yellow walls. It's amid these cozy accents that owner Patricia Lindsay and her team do their work. Not only do they transform locks with high-end products by KeraCare, Mizani, and Design Essentials, but they also apply clip-in and strand-by-strand fusion weaves, create micro braids, and add highlights so people know which parts of your head are worth reading. Though the salon specializes in ethnic hair, the staff is adept at handling strands of all textures and thickness.
At her new location at Goodarzi Hair Studios, hair expert Josie offers a variety of hair services, including haircuts for men, women, and children, rich color treatments, styling, and even facial-hair removal. She's particularly adept at working with all types of African-American hair, both natural and treated, and she performs everything from roller settings to cornrows to weaves. She also pins hair into updos for special occasions, such as weddings and the last day of traffic court.