Floor-to-ceiling windows let ample sunlight into Prestige Hair Design, where it bounces off the gleaming hardwood floors and framed mirrors at every workstation. The cheery atmosphere serves as the creative outlet for staff wielding scissors, bowls of hair dye, and nail-polish brushes. Stylists create cutting-edge hairstyles and add in pops of color from golden highlights to deep-purple strands. The staff also displays their talent in performing mani-pedis, massages, and facials.
Hairstylist Jennifer Garman has trained with hallmarks of the beauty industry: Redken, Matrix, and Aquage. At Shears of Beauty, she offers haircuts, conditioning, color treatments, and updos to help her clients achieve new looks that align with their best features.
The owner of Bella Capelli Salone & Day Spa, Karla, has been a stylist since the mid-1980s. Every day she strives to surround her clients with a warm, welcoming environment. She has some help, of course, starting with the salon itself. Housed in a restored home, the space charms with dark, rustic wooden floors and vintage-inspired furniture. Prior to spa treatments such as full-body massages or deep-cleansing facials, guests can soak in the studio’s claw-foot tub inside a softly lit room for utmost relaxation. From there, they can head to one of the home's private spa areas, or perhaps make their way to the salon for haircuts or color treatments. A nail technician works nearby, performing manicures and pedicures ranging from express treatments to massage-fueled signature escapes.
At Shear Madness stylist Mary Magnusson understands that staying fashionable is a full-time job. Located inside The Shag Hair Studio, she brings experience gained during the 10 years she spent honing her skills as a hairdresser and make-up artist. Whether she's practicing cut and color techniques approved by the trainers at industry giants such as Redken and Paul Mitchell, or working with cutting-edge cosmetics from Lancome or Estee Lauder, she always keeps one eye on the latest trends to make sure that her looks stay current. Each appointment unfolds as a collaboration, with Mary helping clients craft a more breatheable haircut, or copy a makeup look that they saw at their nightly trip to a kabuki theatre. In addition to individual clients, Mary also helps wedding parties look their best with hair and makeup packages for everyone from the bride and groom to the flower girl.
The licensed staff at Posh Beauty Academy train budding hairdressers, nail techs, and aestheticians in the fine art of making others look good. With one teacher for every 12 students, the school gives young beauticians the one-on-one attention they need to develop professional-level skills. They also get training in state-of-the-art spa technology, up-and-coming beauty products, the secret recipe for barbicide, and of-the-moment styling trends. And, at the attached H&B Clinic, the students also get a chance to put their talents to use by sprucing up clients with services like haircuts, perms, facials, and mani-pedis.