At Shear Madness, fierce 'dos complement fierce decor, including leopard-print walls and a leopard painting hung above the reception desk. The big cat's sleek and powerful appearance inspires the fashions that stylists create—keratin treatments result in smooth, soft hair, and highlights add flattering dimension and shadows. Products by Paul Mitchell and TIGI help the team as they trim, blow-dry, and color strands, channeling 38 years of styling experience. And like leopards, they keep late hours.
At The Creative Edge Hair Salon, experienced stylists transform overgrown or damaged hair with innovative techniques and fashion savvy. Haircuts, perms, and color treatments revive hairdos, while keratin treatments help restore the hair’s shiny finish and manageable shape. Manicures, pedicures, and facial waxing are also available, as well as stylish men’s haircuts.
If you've heard about a new trend in hairstyling, chances are it's a specialty at Beau Studio. Owner Sarah Edwards-Deko and her team of stylists stay up-to-date on the latest looks, from ombre highlights to angular bobs. And because Beau Studio is a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, clients can trust each stylist to only use top-notch, cruelty-free products when keeping tresses looking their best.
Inside a renovated bank vault, stylists in training cut, color, and style the manes of their clients with Paul Mitchell products and techniques. In addition to foil color and highlights, the student stylists provide services such as chemical relaxers, deep-conditioning treatments, and perms.
The stylists at New Have Hair and Skin Studio each possess more than 25 years of experience, which they use to revamp dull strands and restore visages during an array of aesthetic services. Situated on the main floor of a two-story home, the salon and spa's stylists cut, color, and retexture strands. Elsewhere, a massage therapist reduces back tension with deep-tissue and Swedish massages. The salon also beautifies clients' façades with facials and Jane Iredale mineral makeup, which it sells in-house.
A certain hominess shines through at JoBella Salon and Spa. The shop is named for the co-owner’s children, Joe and Bella, and the Branford location is nestled inside a two-story house surrounded by trees and green grass. Skilled stylists and aestheticians at both locations tap into an arsenal of elixirs from Arrojo and skincare products by Aveda. When they aren't beautifying clients from the neck up, they primp nails, knead sinews, and leave legs wrapped in seaweed like a sleeping sushi chef.