Innovation is the guiding principle at Sil'Vie Hair Studio. Using original balayage coloring techniques, stylists hand paint hair with custom highlights that can range from bold, chunky streaks to subtle, narrow stripes. For all-over color, stylists use odorless, ammonia-free INOA products, which can cover 100% of white hair, allowing clients to look years younger without the traditional camouflage of a sombrero. Infinity Sun airbrush tans bronze skin to a custom, natural-looking glow. Sil’Vie Hair Studio also offers Great Lengths human hair extensions, makeup applications, facial waxes, and products by Davines and Moroccanoil.
From the outside, Cut it Out Salon looks like any other storefront. But nestled between a dry cleaner and Redwing Shoes, the unassuming shop conceals a vibrant, charmingly cartoonish vision of the countryside. Themed murals cover the entire interior, transforming drywall into bay windows with shutters opening onto imaginary seaside breezes.
Surrounded by this tableau, Sandi Crawford and Beth Phillips revamp headscapes with classic cuts, intricate updos, tightly wound perms, or various coloring services. The two also turn their attention to faces, waxing brows, lips, or Mt. Rushmore Chia pets, and blasting away fine lines and uneven complexions with microcurrent facials.
The experienced staff at Twiggs Salon, lauded as one of the top 100 salons in the United States by Elle, transforms follicle farms with salon and spa services. After an in-depth consultation, talented scissor-wielders sculpt manes into fashionable coifs with stylish snips, keratin treatments, color services, or toupees from the Golden Age. The staff also revamps mugs with a professional makeup application and four types of facials, and creates gleaming phalanges with nail services. To target unwanted foliage, aestheticians swiftly remove unsightly hair from faces, limbs, and crannies with waxing treatments.
When Lori Scharmann founded Hair Proz Salon in 1991, she didn't expect it to become the institution it is today. More than 20 years and a new partner later, the salon's staff comprises many of the original stylists present at its opening, and they draw on those decades of experience when performing each of the salon's varied services. They revamp both men and women's looks with a lineup ranging from facials and manicures to haircuts and full-coloring treatments. To keep their transformation skills current, all stylists undergo continuing education classes and sit down for regular interviews with the most innovative 'dos. They carry products from brands such as Skinceuticals, Moroccanoil, and OPI to help clients maintain their new looks outside the salon.
Primp Hair Salon's owner, Michele Rae, believes that a good haircut begins not with a blow-dry, spritz bottle, or ritualistic sharpening of the garden shears, but conversation. That's why she stresses the importance of a pre-cut consultation, and has her stylists discuss goals and wishes with their clients in order to gain a clear picture of what they're aiming for.
It was during these conversations that Michele Rae learned that her clientele was interested in extensions. So she not only expanded her repertoire to cater to her clients, but she sought out a new salon space with private rooms for specialized extension treatments. Once she had moved, she developed a proprietary method of hair extensions herself. She trained a group of stylists to implement this process, and today hair extensions are a large part of Primp's offerings?which also includes traditional cut, coloring, and texturizing treatments. For discerning clients, the team uses Remy 100% human hair and individually bonded extensions, installed using a range of methods and products.
Were it not for the constant buzzing of clippers and snipping of shears, one might mistake Tonic Barbers for a cozy pub or after-work hangout. The chic men’s barbershop eschews the red-and-white poles of yore in favor of a full-size pool table and rich wooden walls imported from a tobacco barn in Wisconsin. While cue balls clink in the background, barbers call upon top-shelf products from Jack Black and Bumble and Bumble to imbue scalps with a hip and modern panache. Along with sophisticated cuts and hot towels, the shop’s stylists offer a menu of coloring and waxing services for gents. Highlights and tints add spark to lackluster strands, and occasional mani-pedis groom men’s hands and feet before decorating their nails with football scores. The barbers also crop the disheveled locks of young chaps into stylish ‘dos sure to be the envy of the playground.