The stylists at Fantastic Sams keep things simple—but that doesn't mean plain. At salons scattered across the US, the mane-makers fill a head of hair's everyday needs with services such as adult cuts, bang trims, and facial styling. They also go beyond basic services with texturing treatments, foil highlights, and hair relaxers more effective than simply slipping some gin into the shampoo. All services are complemented with their trademark FantasticStyle shampoo therapy, a treatment that includes a three-minute scalp massage and a nourishing argan-oil serum.
Steven Sobel Salon provides all the necessities for an image-altering salon experience, which is why it was voted one of Elle magazine’s Top 100 Salons in the United States. A women’s haircut and style ($55+) provides an opportunity to slice and dice bangs and work the rest of a coiffure into preened perfection. Men ($35+) and kids ($20) can also have a session in the spinny chairs for a cut by one of Sobel’s scissor ninjas. Other styling options, such as updos ($50+), are available for defying gravity during upside-down proms. The salon’s coloring catalog offers single-process sessions ($60+), partial highlights ($90+), gloss ($35), and conditioning treatments ($20) to cover all quick changes. Anti-curl treatments ($95+) act as a peace accord between stubbornly twisty locks and sensible scalps, effectively ending years of trade embargos.
The stylists and aestheticians at City Looks Salon & Spa want to make guests as comfortable as possible. That effort starts with the complimentary valet parking at their new location. Once inside, the team fills clients' hands with glasses of wine for them to sip while consulting on their new hairstyle, facial, or waxing service.
Amidst the sleek black and orange styling chairs and modern accents at Alisha Renee's Hair Studio, Sharon Wing showcases her styling skills. She can craft chic cuts and nourish parched hair with deep-conditioning treatments. She smoothes strands with relaxers or applies bold color. She completes clients' looks with a trendy style.
While the styling bar at this trendy salon elicits friendly chatter from bridal parties, girly days out, and friends’ spa days, Studio One Style Bar’s blowouts aren’t just for special occasions. The professional treatment can also refresh hairdos between cuts, maintaining its frizz-free sleekness, bouncy curls, or to-scale model of a birdhouse for days after the session. Each of the salon’s signature Brazilian blowouts includes a massaging shampoo and styling in the design of choice, with optional makeup applications, facials, and lash services available to create a whole makeover. The salon also caters to male clientele, offering hairstyling treatments augmented with a hot shave and brow groomings. For clients who want to maintain their glow all year long, the salon offers yearly memberships that include a once-a-month styling.
Robin Drolla Melancon and her staff pride themselves on handling any emergency that pops up at Nola Hair Salon. Her stylists have performed hair and makeup for six bridesmaids that needed to be wedding-ready by noon, and have squeezed in a shampoo and blowout at 7 p.m. for a businesswoman who had just gotten off a plane from Singapore and had a late dinner meeting. They also handle problem hair with keratin treatments and skin with Nerium anti-aging creams, which rely on the Nerium oleander plant to fight wrinkles.