Voted Best Hair Salon, Best Hairdresser, or both by Mountain Xpress readers for eight years running, Wink Salon & Boutique boasts a fleet of skilled stylists that includes past master designers for Rusk International and an educator for Wella Hair Color. The green-certified salon’s hair whisperers employ Goldwell products to shift hair shades for jaywalkers on the lam and are all certified curlaborators with DevaCurl, making them well suited to manage curly manes. As the stylists snip locks with precision, nail technicians paint fingertips with Essie and Shellac polishes, and brow artists shape and shade over-eye arches with threading and tints made from all-natural vegetable dyes.
Inside Wink's boutique, jewelry and gifts crafted by more than 30 local artists beckon eyes toward the glint of recycled metals and vintage beads. An active member of the community, the business has teamed up with various organizations, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, and hosts an annual drive for Manna FoodBank.
Ananda and her team of highly trained stylists know that hair is the easy part of their job—and that it's easy to miss the true nature and beauty of each person who sits in their chairs. So the stylists at Ananda West work with care, using products from Bumble and bumble, Wella, and other leading brands. To stay on top of new trends and techniques, stylists participate in monthly education classes.
As scissors and combs fly, clients can indulge in complimentary coffee, beer, wine, or loose-leaf teas as they slip into temporary scalp-massage-induced bliss. Shampoo, conditioner, and styling are included with each cut.
The experienced stylists at WestSide Shears skillfully update their clients' looks with precision haircuts and professional color services. They are adept at infusing hair with classic sun-kissed highlights as they are at creating bold, bleached pixies or sensible Princess Leia buns. Glamorous updos ready heads for important events such as weddings or proms, and facial waxing treatments banish fuzz from upper lips, chins, and brows.
Keight's Beauty Parlor has rejuvenated hair with stylish looks for more than a quarter of a century. Expert stylists trim split ends, add new hues with highlights or color, and create elegant updos for special events. They also offer texturizing services, smoothing frizzy locks with keratin treatments and turning straight strands into curly ringlets with perms.
Stylist Dominique brings years of experience behind the shears to every hair she cuts and every cowlick she colors. In an effort to tame even the frizziest of tresses, she has completed special training in Brazilian straightening techniques and Alfaparf's keratin treatment. Dominique's updos ready heads for special occasions, such as weddings and proms, and her facial waxing services leave eyebrows tidy and upper lips smooth.
For more than 20 years, Hair Emporium's stylists, under the guidance of owner Linda Buck, have been fashioning 'dos with professional products from Thermafuse and Sukesha. Shampoo treatments cleanse scalps with organic suds, whereas all-nutrient, low-ammonia color renovates tress hues without the need for cumbersome Wet Paint signs. Brazilian and Japanese hair-straightening systems defrizz strands and airbrush tanning imbues sun-parched pelts with a natural glow.