Over the course of Dana McDowell's prolific styling career, she's handled the heads of brides, models, and Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers. Now at Bonnie's Hair Studio, she doles out razor cuts, color, and straightening treatments, as well as helpful at-home haircare advice on her Facebook page.
In business for more than 50 years, England's Hair Salon & Spa has amassed an impressive staff of stylists, colorists, and aestheticians. Whether restyling or recoloring tresses or refreshing looks via facials, waxing, and pedicures, the staff ensures women and men turn heads during special events or strolls through Easter Island. Clients can also watch pent-up stress and tension swirl into the ether during relaxing massages performed by a licensed massage therapist.
For stylist PJ Kpabar, hair is an art form. As such, she’s an expert in color, shape, and texture, all of which she offers at Hair Akoom Studios. Akoom, which the proprietors describe as meaning “life,” is a full-service salon specializing in ethnic hair, but all hair types are welcome. Clients may solicit PJ for face-flattering layers and highlights, or request a personal makeup consultation to revamp the complexion.
Clients lounge in comfy leather chairs as she attends to digits, precisely painting on bold colors and multihued designs in the form of flowers or portraits of Lyndon B. Johnson. With a concentration on comfort, Starr has decked out her homey space with plants and a TV.
Hair by Design stylist and owner Eloise Robinson has more than 16 years experience working with the untamed tresses of many different cultures. Pravana and Schwarzkopf products rehue entire manes during the full-color treatment, or they single out for recognition strands wounded in the line of gum bubble-blowing during the highlight service. A conditioning treatment quenches locks with moisture before a haircut snips split ends and a blow-dry and style shapes newly shorn headscapes.
A cream shag rug, exposed steel beams, and zebra-print ottomans impart a funky feel to the interior of Co. Capelli Hair Salon, whose grand opening attracted the likes of Carson Kressley of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. An expert in hair extensions, owner Sam Parker handpicked a multitalented staff of stylists to enhance clients' locks with glue-free Klix extensions or trim and highlight existing hair. Med-spa treatments such as Botox, chemical peels, and laser treatments leave skin smooth and glowing, and massages help muscles to unwind.