Studio 12’s old-timey façade with forest green trimming and floor-to-ceiling windows greets clients as they cross the cheery threshold into a brightly lit space with hardwood floors. Seasoned stylists gussy up men and women, drawing from a Homeric-sized salon menu that includes haircutting, coloring, and styling services alongside waxing services and makeup applications.
With a team of experienced stylists, colorists, and designers, Savvy Hair Studio specializes in giving its clients the look they're longing for. Put your head threads in the hands of the salon's scissor-wielding artisans for a haircut ($55+ for women, $35+ for men), and they'll lop off argumentative, gossipy, or otherwise unsatisfactory strands to leave you with an obedient and perfectly styled coiffure. Clients can drive the moon wild with jealousy by giving their locks a sun-kissed look ($75+), tweaking their tone with a color correction ($100+), or emulating ceramic-haired movie stars with a clear or color glaze ($45+ and $65+, respectively). Unruly tresses can also be startled into submission by an expert blow-dry ($40+).
Lorraine Williams isn't just the namesake of Lorraine's House of Styles—she's also its driving creative force. The Redken Artist has drawn together a similarly experienced team of stylists, many of whom are certified Redken Master Specialists themselves. Each member must complete an intensive training program—and the training doesn't end there. Continuous education keeps Lorraine's crew ahead of the latest salon trends, and they draw on that knowledge to cut and color hair, always working to enhance the natural beauty of their clients. Beyond styling, the team customizes conditioning treatments to add volume, shine, and nourishment to locks damaged by time or hats made entirely of masking tape. They can also perform on-location beautification to help clients prepare for formal events. That dedication to customer satisfaction hasn't gone unnoticed—Lorraine's House of Styles has been named one of the country's top hair havens by America's Best Salons magazine.
At Eva Salon, skilled stylists draw on decades of industry experience that include work in fashion shows and training by the likes of Pravana, Toni&Guy, Paul Mitchell, and Wella. Wielding the full line of Davines products, the talented hair artists transform manes with precision dos, bright new hues, and extensions by Remy Hair, and also design special-occasion styles for weddings and other photo-appropriate occasions. Renowned for the in-depth consultations they provide each new client, the team keeps on top of the latest techniques with continuing-education courses, enabling their scissors to shear locks into modern pixie cuts as well as the time-tested classics like the Yul Brynner. Eva Salon's aestheticians take over where its stylists leave off, waxing away leg hair and mustaches or sculpting brows into elegant arches. Skincare experts pamper visages with organic facials and use microcurrent treatments to fight the passage of time by mitigating signs of aging, such as wrinkles or layers of dust.
The expert stylists at the Paul Mitchell–focused Mad One Jacks polish heads with a vast array of hair services inside a sensory-stimulating atmosphere splashed with funky wall art and vibrant colors. During a haircut and style ($50–$75), nimble fingers shampoo skulls and knead scalps and necks before newly trimmed tresses fall gently to the floor and blow-dryers fluff the lucky remaining head strands. Blowouts ($40+) render locks sleek and shiny, and partial highlights streak heads with stylish racing stripes perfect for blazing past gridlocked traffic on foot ($120+). The keratin proteins in the awapuhi keratriplex treatment ($35+) can help reduce breakage, increase shine, and maintain color.
Toni&Guy's path to international prominence began more than 40 years ago, when CEO Bruno Mascolo and his brothers opened their first hair salon in Clapham, England. Today, their partnership of salons and hairdressing academies stands as an innovative, intercontinental fixture. In the United States and Canada alone, 19 academies train upcoming stylists, and 47 salons create distinctive styles. Their stylists specialize in a variety of cuts that ranges from the avant-garde to modern interpretations of classic looks, such as beehives built in the style of Frank Gehry. In 2001, Mascolo was inducted into British Hairdressing Hall of Fame, and in 2005 he earned the prestigious Hall of Leaders award at the North American Hairstyling Awards.