Su's Beauty and Barber combines a hair salon and a barber shop in one sleekly decorated, 4,300 square-foot space. Hot-pink accents pep up the salon side, where stylists trim long hair and perform chemical treatments such as highlights and color. On the other side, male clients settle into black-leather barber chairs to receive short cuts and straight-razor shaves. With their forces combined, the staff can cut almost any texture of hair, creating looks from scissor cuts to mohawk fades at 32 different styling stations. No appointments are necessary for any of Su's services, which also include spa treatments such as eyelash extensions and facials.
Shala Raesz has transformed a multitude of manes in the 10 years she has been in the hair business. At the helm of her own salon chair inside The Jagged Edge Salon, Shala snips away as if her hands and scissors are one, removing unwanted length and adding trendy layers and bangs. She also mixes bowls of hair dye to color clients’ manes and any hard-boiled eggs they bring along.
Each of Jailyn Clips' stylists draw on at least six years of industry experience to keep men, women, and children looking their best. Services range from beard trims to chic haircuts, and also include foil color and keratin hair-smoothing treatments.
Brenda Castillo taps her 11 years of hairstyling experience to realize clients’ aesthetic aspirations with deft haircut, styling, and coloring services for men and women. The skilled stylist shears down overgrown hairstyles with steady scissors and keenly honed aesthetic instincts, snipping strands before whipping them into keratin-based confections that frame faces and discretely disguise skull tattoos of precious treasure maps. During partial-highlighting services, Brenda reanimates hair one lock at a time, and full coloring treatments yield vivid tones all over. During eyelash-extension services, Brenda studies clients' lash lines before replicating their fluttery prowess with synthetic extensions culled from an assortment of sizes and textures for a fringe to rival even the most outrageous 1970s suede jacket.
Scott Sachnoff's passion for hair color began 20 years ago in Santa Barbara, California, where he began his career by assisting a head colorist for Schwarzkopf. It took a move to New York City to fully catapult him into the high-fashion world of hairstyling, however, and a stint spent training with Redken soon found him ascending to assume the title of Master Hair Colorist. While his time in the Big Apple earned him a loyal customer base, Scott soon caught the traveling bug again, relocating this time to Texas to establish his own salon and a reputation among the state's politicians, professionals, and celebrity line dancers. Today, he credits Austin's vibrant streets and nightlife with inspiring his signature cut and color treatments, which he creates using low-ammonia formulas by Italian color line Framesi.
Envy Salon's team of beauty professionals touches up appearances through hair-styling and nail-grooming services. The staff shows off their expertise while performing mani-pedis that call on the power of a nail file and colorful polish to trim rogue cuticles and ho-hum keratin, and hair designers snip and streak strands to accent facial features. With any service, the staff will retouch makeup and add a lip-gloss shine by applying MAC products instead of having clients kiss a disco ball.
Large wood-framed mirrors rest against the salon’s rustic stone walls, which technicians use to test the strength and pitch of newly rounded nails. Before appointments, customers plop down on red leather couches and bask in the glow of lights strung through wooden planks overhead.