Style constructers at T. Fox Salon specialize in custom coloring and cuts crafted to the exact specifications of each client's vision. Both men's and women's haircuts begin with a shampoo to free strands of dirt and oil and wash away the mischievous scalp-dwelling civilizations responsible for the common bedhead. Scissor-wielders then get to work crafting peerless coiffures to complement faces and personalities. Women's cuts culminate with a Redken shine treatment, which results in a degree of gleaming brilliance usually reserved for the inhabitants of the U.S. Mint's storied gold caves. Those who opt for highlights get up to 14 thought-illuminating foils, strategically placed throughout the head to produce sun-smooched natural-looking results.
Jim Ostrosky, erstwhile fashion consultant for the local Fox affiliate and fashion writer for the Birmingham News, now brings his eye for texture and color to bear on the manes of clients at his intimate home salon. More than three decades in the industry inform his oversight of a team of stylists who wield organic products from Aveda instead of threatening hair into obedience with vats of liquid nitrogen. As they craft new 'dos, the stylists employ advanced techniques such as halo brick and paneling to create highlights or keratin smoothing treatments to banish frizz. In addition to snipping locks into classic coiffures, the professionals delve into new styles and trends, such as fusion and micro link hair extensions.
Most Popular Service: Haircuts
Brands Used: Redken, Aveda, Brazilian Blowout
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
When and how did you first realize you wanted to be involved in hair styling?
When I was 22, I realized hairstyling was something I had always enjoyed doing.
The sweet irony of becoming a stylist is that no matter how good you are, you can never give yourself a haircut. What do you look for in a stylist when you need a trim?
Someone who listens and is knowledgable.
If the apocalypse ever comes, what low-maintenance hairstyle would you recommend for the foraging person on-the-go?
A pixie cut.
At Little Flower Day Spa, licensed stylist and cosmetologist Holly Stovall cuts and conditions hair for men, women, and children. She straightens and smoothes hair with keratin treatments, adds vibrancy with color and highlights, and showcases her cosmetological cunning with makeup applications and prom and wedding updos.
Salon 2412 welcomes guests with an eye-catching black chandelier that stands guard over an oversize painting of a cloudy sky and white couches with clean lines. Here, you'll find stylists hard at work, shaping and layering hair and pumping up color with the help of Oribe, BlondMe, and Priv? haircare products.