Like FDR's White House staff, the team at Makin Waves has more than 20 years of experience doing what they do. With Matrix, Paul Mitchell, and Coppola products, they trim, style, and color hair. And the elegance they impart to their clients' coiffures is matched by their salon's surroundings. Mocha-colored walls hold long mirrors flanked by gilded faux ivy, and blond-hardwood floors evoke the highlights being splashed into hair above them.
Changing Heads Salon is housed in a historic building that was constructed in 1865 as a general store. Inside, you'll find original wooden beams and maple floors. The building may be old-fashioned, but the stylists are not. With an eye for the artistic and the progressive, staff members—whose work has appeared on television and in magazines—keep things fresh with couture hair design that includes cuts, coloring, and reconstructive treatments.
Lash extensions, skin care, and makeup services add more makeover options; for the whole package, you can take advantage of the salon's fashion concierge service. Participants are paired with a professional stylist who helps them assemble a wardrobe that flatters their looks and gives their closets the confidence to evict freeloading skeletons.
In almost 30 malls sprinkled across four states, Beauty Plus Salon beckons prospective makeover recipients with a fleet of skilled stylists and a colossal selection of professional beauty products. "The beauty industry never slows down," staffers say on Facebook, so "neither do we." That's why mall-goers find Beauty Salon open seven days a week. Between the retail shelves that average 500 nail polish colors, clients get gussied with services that pamper hair, skin, and nails.