The vibe at Cortello Hair Salon is one of controlled chaos. An assembly of eclectic decorations such as plush green chairs, hanging chandeliers, and red accent walls contribute to the open space’s energetic ambiance. Facing full-length framed mirrors, stylists consult with clients before snipping hairs in custom styles or selections from the salon’s curated list of looks. To augment their designs, they add hair extensions, which can fall as naturally as the original hair, or add color in a five-step sequence that includes a consultation and ongoing maintenance. To ease the getting-ready process for dates or big events, the stylists lead clients to the efficient StyleMe blow-dry bar, where they whip hair into different looks such as beachy, glam, or wife-of-Frankenstein chic.