From the outside, the building that houses Fringe Hair Salon looks like a fairly typical redbrick home. Inside, however, a talented team of stylists administers a full menu of hair services, including cuts, conditioning treatments, and highlights. Flooded with natural light, the salon is homey yet chic. Salon chairs swivel amid casually elegant furnishings such as floral-patterned rugs, wood-rimmed mirrors, and sofas dressed in their finest tuxedos.
Seasoned technician Julie Gentry, a knowledgeable member of the Creative Nail Design collective, heads The French Manicure's multifaceted staff of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists. Crew members adeptly perform spa and salon services, sculpting tresses during hairstyling sessions and kneading away knots or extraterrestrial body-snatchers masquerading as knots during Swedish and deep-tissue massages. Exposed-brick walls bedecked with artwork encircle the skincare room, where aestheticians regale clients with cleansing facials and slimming seaweed body wraps. Thorough manicures and pedicures revivify clients' nails, and waxing services erase unwanted fuzz from faces, legs, arms, and hidden arms.
Hair either makes a statement or it goes unnoticed—the stylists at Shenae Paris Salon use their skills to make sure the latter never happens. Led by master stylist and salon owner Natasha McCain, the staff specializes in more than just eye-catching cuts. They deep condition and relax strands, create intricate braids, lengthen locks with extensions, and add body with roller sets.
Sugar & Spice Children's Salon and Spa caters to kids aged 3–17 with salon and spa services that promotes natural beauty. At the salon's helm is Georgia-native Lisa Hinson, who carries years of experience as a schoolteacher and administrator. Fully aware of the detrimental effects of negative self-perception, Lisa encourages children to experience positive self-image with services such as haircuts, braids, and spa parties.
The stylists at Shearnanigans Salon have extensive training, but they prefer to let it show subtly by giving each client an easy-to-manage hairstyle. They strategically cut and style locks, and an on-staff color specialist can add pops of accentuating color or change hues completely, which is also the extent to which coloring a lion’s mane pink changes how intimidating it is. The team’s extensive list of services also includes texturizing, braids, dreadlocks, extensions, and weaves.
Helmed by an associate educator for Paul Mitchell, the Paul Mitchell-trained stylists at Mopp Hair Day Spa blend their keen eye for style with Paul Mitchell products to beautify clients. Before trimming hair, shampoo consultants lead clients to the spa’s lather lounge, where they soothe scalps with massages and revitalize hair with shampoos formulated for each client’s specific hair type. Before the final whisper of the blow dryer reveals their polished new ‘do, clients can keep their excitement in check by admiring the salon’s modern decor, which includes a waiting room filled with tufted leather benches, as well as chairs that were born as brunettes but now bear trendy zebra-stripes instead.