When Juedey graduated and began working with hair more than 15 years ago, her education was far from over. She keeps her hands in tune with the latest cutting and coloring techniques by taking continuing education classes on a regular basis. She aims to please her clients, who include men, women, and the occasional alien, and she keeps hair smooth with MoroccanOil treatments and a variety of other products. Juedey has also helped models transform with different hairstyles and makeup applications for photo shoots and commercials.
From inside Image Salon, where dark-hued walls give way to gilt mirrors and original artwork, Angela Wilbanks lets her talent shine. The color specialist brings more than 15 years of experience to her cutting station, where she expertly updates hues using Goldwell color. A cache of Pureology products allows her to protect these color-treated tresses. Additionally, Angela twirls tendrils into special-occasion 'dos and sprinkles in highlights to add more depth than the Grand Canyon on Philosopher Discount Day.
Ashley Terrell at Image Salon distills a decade of styling experience into each appointment. With products by Goldwell and Schwarzkopf, she performs her specialty: color treatments. She may render a color tint, foil highlights, or shade glossing. Ashley also can shine hair through keratin express treatments or complete basic haircuts for women, men, and children.
Though they’ve earned multiple nominations in Best of CitySearch categories such as Hair Extensions and Hair Weaves and Hair Straightening and Relaxing, the influence of Soho Salon’s staff reaches far beyond their doors. The team has also cultivated hairstyles and looks for local photographers, fashion designers, and magazines, as well as the film and theater industry.
These aestheticians gather their influence from current hair trends in cities around the country, but aren’t limited by urban aesthetics. Using approaches customized to each client, they perform cuts for men and women, correct DIY color mistakes, and add a glossy sheen to tresses with double-process color and foil highlights. In each service, they use only high-end products—such as Kerastase, Moroccanoil, and Kevin Murphy—that they deem acceptable for strengthening hair or erasing stubborn shampoo stains.
At Salon Via, every color and haircut is a team effort. For only after a consultation with the client can the stylist create a 'do that best represents their personality. The salon's owner and an experienced stylist himself—leads the staff as they work to discover each client's perfect hue, ideal length, and favorite flavor of hair mousse. The team has some non-human help as well, thanks to shelves stocked with products from the likes of Moroccanoil, White Sands, Bain de Terre, and Surface Styling.
The experienced master stylists at Princeton Salon and Spa overhaul coifs with customized salon services that employ plant-based Aveda products. At the onset of each one-hour haircut appointment, the stylist consults at length with the client to determine hairstyle goals and penchants for standing in wind tunnels before cleansing and soothing scalps with an Aveda stress-relieving treatment and massage. Scissors snip tresses into personalized cuts before sculpting locks into a sleek style. Mane-tamers also add full or partial foil highlights using Aveda’s 97% naturally derived color, which adds subtle shimmers or all-over tinting to hair canvases. Like a greedy child's visit with Santa, appointments for full highlights typically last about three hours.