Embroidered sombreros. Vintage car parts and license plates. Framed photos and old electric beer signs. The cerulean walls at the locally owned Anvil Barber Shop brim with bric-a-brac that seems to tell stories from days when the shop’s strait-razor shaves and comfortable barber chairs were the norm. The staff errs on the side of traditional attention to detail at those retro seats. They administer precise haircuts and classic hot-towel shaves while their of-age guests sip at complimentary beer and whiskey.
Sport Clips specializes in creating a just-for-the-dudes atmosphere that’s tailor made to tickle the Y chromosome. "Men's women" stylists futz with the follicles of men and boys in a sport-themed environment decorated in a bold black, white, and red color scheme—evoking racing flags, professional sports teams, and jokes about newspapers. Your MVP haircut begins with a consultation about the look you want, followed by the precision haircut itself. Your guy-savvy stylist will then dole out a delightful scalp massage with Tea Tree shampoo. After a dollop of leave-in conditioner, you'll get to savor the warmth of a barbershop-style steamed towel and feel sports-related frustration melt away during an upper neck and shoulder massage. In between haircuts, you can come in anytime and get the back of your neck cleaned up for free, since unsightly neck stubble is known to attract the unwanted attention of poltergeists, sandworms, and debt collectors.
Sit Still specializes in fun and gentle styling services for children, tweens, teens, and full-grown humans. A Sit Still haircut ($25) includes a shampoo, cut, blow-dry, and style, with a quick buzz ($10) or a trim ($8+) also managing shaggy moppet mops. Cuts for 11-year-olds and up are available ($30+), as well as special stylings such as up-dos and braids ($20+). Add color to your offspring's head-hide with highlights, temporary coloring, and permanent coloring services ($45+, $5 per foil) that bring chromatism to chromes boasting yawn-inducing natural hues. Mini-manicures ($10) and pedicures ($15) are also options for digits left dirtied and dulled by backyard dinosaur-fossil excavations.
At Superior Nails, nail technicians pamper guests with services that make for beautiful hands and feet. During pedicure treatments, guests settle into cushy high-backed chairs while they dunk their feet into soothing soaks and techs slough off dead skin to reveal feet that are smooth as a baby seal first emerging from its egg.
In her private chamber within Heidi's, Nicole Cereghino is cataloging all of the ingredients found in beauty products that clog pores. The list is long and full of surprises such as algae extract, cocoa butter, and spackle, but Cereghino has devoted her business, Pure Radiance Revealed, to restoring skin's healthy glow without them. Instead, she relies on fruit enzymes and natural acids to gently buff away dead and damaged tissue during her six specialty facials. Particle-free diamond microdermabrasion furthers this goal with minimal irritation to the skin, and soft, LED light and microcurrent technology promote cellular renewal below the surface for a firmer, more youthful complexion. To help showcase the radiant complexions that result from her treatments, she also removes unwanted hair with the targeted rays of an Elos laser instead of staring at the hair long enough to make follicles get uncomfortable and leave.