When Lamar Hair Studio first opened its doors, clients were mostly likely requesting beehives, or, if they were a bit younger, perhaps short mod styles. The salon's been operating since the Johnson administration, and nearly a half-century later, it’s transformed its classic approach into one focused more on modern, fashion-forward styles. Clients can still stop in for a timeless look or a formal updo, but the stylists also flaunt a knack for sculpting asymmetrical shapes, adding funky streaks of color, and performing cutting-edge texture treatments.
Inside the earth-toned Shear Salon stylists dole out haircuts to the entire family. Coif crafters also nourish locks with deep-conditioning treatments and add drama with highlights and color. The full-service salon tends to more than manes, though. Its certified waxer removes unwanted hair on the face and body.
Certified vegan, cruelty-free, and ammonia-free products, along with styling serums from label.m and black 15in1, help ease all manner of hair woes at London Studios Salon, a salon populating one of the several suites inside Sola Salons. Master stylist Sally Loew specializes in correcting color and adding dimension to 'dos using formulas from Organic Color Systems or by stuffing them with packing peanuts. Stylists Ashley Woods and Kristen Collins-Fink tuck feather extensions into newly snipped strands and tame tresses with nutrient-packed keratin treatments. The staff also consults with brides-to-be and their wedding parties, creating desired hairstyles for the big day.
SalonRae's stylists are particularly adept at taking long, limp locks that do nothing to flatter faces and turning them into dramatic bobs with soft layers or adding bold blunt bangs that give the client a bit of an edge. They also do away with mousy color, adding peek-a-boo highlights or introducing a graduated lightening to achieve the ombre color effect.
As the owner and head stylist of Cabaret Hair Studio, Valerie Holstege draws on more than 30 years of experience to cut, color, and curl locks. The industry veteran creates styles that leave her clients looking and feeling their best, whether they’re a woman, a man, or a man-child recently acclimatized to the demands of civilization.