At Shear Impressions, owner Homa uses her 25 years of experience to craft trendy and classic cuts with products from the likes of Redken, Pureology, and DermOrganic. Three generations of stylists from her family work alongside her, drawing from color training with TiGi products to infuse strands with radiant hues. The salon is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday–Saturday.
William David Salon is housed in a 1940s cottage in Alpharetta, where customers are warmly greeted by a team of stylists who consult with each of their clients over coffee or wine in the salon?s gourmet kitchen. The salon is host to a variety of products from top brands including Davines, DS Labs, and Ref. The salon's aestheticians further enhance clients' natural beauty with facials, microdermabrasion, peels, and masks.
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.
For Tammy Stanley, the owner of Kera Vie, the learning process never stops. Even after more than 20 years as a professional stylist, she still regularly attends hair shows in an effort to keep her skills sharply fashion-forward. This commitment is also demonstrated by the mater stylists at the salon, who bring decades of experience to their chairs. They perform basic cut and color services, as well as advanced treatments such as color correction, seamless hair extensions, and Global Keratin's Juvexin smoothing system, which reduces frizz and increases shine for up to five months. In addition to hair services, the team is also adept at delivering makeup applications with Mirabella Beauty cosmetics.
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.
Opt for a cut and style ($65) with a professional L’Oreal hair treatment ($25) or a one-hour facial ($82) with anti-aging, anti-acne, lightening, nourishing, or soothing properties. A spa mani-pedi combo ($84) can wow thumb-wrestling opponents and brighten bland sidewalks. Or soften muscle molds with an exfoliating, customized body scrub ($70), a detoxifying and hydrating Dead Sea body mask ($85), or a one-hour Swedish massage ($80). The experienced staff at Salon D’Allure meticulously and efficiently bolsters beauty, like a squad of Dr. Berserko’s henchmen decorating the interior of his volcano lair with tasteful lava lamps. Salon D’Allure uses high-quality Kérastase and L’Oreal products.