The stylists, colorists, and aestheticians at Monolo Hair Studio render customized hair and skin services, from Schwarzkopf conditioning treatments to feather hair extensions. Stylists rely on products from Chi and American Crew to nourish tresses, whereas their blow-driers shape and set new 'dos and blast away any tiny plastic Barbie blow-driers that were previously stuck in your hair. The attentive technicians also perform men's hot-towel shaves, chip-resistant Shellac mani-pedis, and 30-minute deep pore-cleansing facials, which are performed as caped clients sit upright in styling chairs like dapper superheroes. At the front of the salon, a glass case showcases sparkling jewelry and shelves of beauty products.
It takes a long time to braid hair. Knowing this, the team at Oluchi African Hair Braiding cultivates a friendly chair-side manner to make people feel at home, an attitude that dates back to their efforts at building a family of regular customers. And it's natural for people to want to keep coming back: as their hair grows or trends change, they can evolve their looks with the stylists, who are versed in a large—and ever-growing—repertoire of braiding and twisting techniques. The stylists at Oluchi can create anything from traditional cornrows and dreadlocks to Senegalese twists and box braids.
The stylists at Bashamy’s Salon & Spa boast a portfolio of dramatic styles that range from edgy mohawks of tousled curls to sleek, asymmetrical bobs streaked with color. But these 'dos needn’t come at the expense of healthy hair—the staff also treats strands to the deep hydration of silkening Moroccanoil treatments. They can deftly handle natural hair that has never been processed or work to correct years of damage from straightening, extending, or working as Rapunzel’s stunt double.
Nicole "Nikki BossLady" Bailey is fierce with a pair of shears. As a licensed cosmetologist with more than 13 years of experience, she's got an eagle eye for details when tailoring cut-and-color treatments to an individual's features and personality. Nikki is also a multicultural stylist adept and handling all types of hair, regardless or color, texture, length, or political affiliation.
Your face is the first thing people notice about you, especially if it's imbedded in your chest. Wherever your face's location, licensed cosmetologist Jeri Michelle can employ her expert makeup skills to augment it in all the right places. Guests may also request Jeri's semipermanent lash extensions to cultivate a more voluminous look without messy mascara.
The staples of any morning are a fresh shave and a hot cup of coffee. Both await gentlemen who enter LaJewel Salon, where complimentary cups of joe perk them up for a range of grooming services. Amid the shop's red-and-black decor, skilled barbers trim and clip men's manes, working with any hair type and texture. After preparing faces with a hot towel and a lather, they pare down overgrown whiskers with a straight razor and apply an aftershave moisturizer to prevent uncomfortable razor burn before a long day of taming wild fire ants.