Stepping through the door of 1160 Hair is like tiptoeing into another dimension. Pink cherry blossoms hang from the ceiling in defiance of the physics of the real world, and a big-eyed girl and the Mad Hatter peer from swirling paintings on the wall.
Owner Wendy Kahn envisioned her salon as a fairytale-like experience, a whimsical place where aesthetic fantasies become reality with hair care, facials, and mani-pedis. Today, she presides over a salon that indeed looks plucked straight from Alice in Wonderland or a Tim Burton film. Depending on what room guests are in, they'll experience a different aesthetic. In the manicure area, pink velvet seats slide up to black-and-gold tables. In the shampoo room, with artificial-turf floors, a plastic trophy moose head watches from the wall above chairs that are the bright red of a fire truck discovering a “kick me” note on its back. In the salon area, clients sit in white leather chairs in front of gilded antique mirrors, donning leather-print smocks to protect their clothing from errant hairs.
Just as its name promises, Xtension Xpress is dedicated to quickly giving guests longer, fuller locks. After purchasing top-quality hair in-store or turning locks they brought with them, patrons sit back as double-track installation weaves extra strands into hair. The salon's custom extension procedure outfits customers with their extensions as quickly and efficiently as possible, like April Fool's day at the DMV. Other coiffure-boosting services include feather extensions, perms, and trims that clean up 'dos.
Over the course of his career, stylist George has revamped hair with a multitude of cuts, a spectrum of colors, and every length of hair extension. He uses his know-how to give clients a style that's bold and edgy or casual and everyday. Making his home at 1160 Hair, George administers his beauty services in a fantasy-themed environment, flecked with bushels of pink leaves hanging from the ceiling, gold-hued walls, and filigreed mirrors.
Red Market stylishly lops and illuminates locks with a follicular array of cutting-edge salon products and services. The sleek stylist team tames overgrown manes with a haircut (a $120 value) before cocooning head cords in a conditioning mask from Rene Furterer (a $45 value). The nourishing, plant-based treatment leaves hair supple and smooth enough to slip into vending-machine openings and retrieve errant nutter butters.
SandiLeon Salon & Spa is the namesake brain baby of owners Leon Perez and his partner, Sandi Gil, who bring European flair to their plethora of serene spa services. The hands of an in-house massage therapist deftly manipulate painful musculature during 50-minute deep-tissue massages. These intense bouts of therapy are designed to realign fibers for a back as straight and relaxed as a ruler lounging on the beach. Taut dorsal filaments unwind under the pressurized kneads, which chase away stress deposits while working out chronic kinks imbedded deep within muscles.