The Orchard Salon is all about renewal, from its old-is-new shabby chic décor to the bold new hairstyles clients walk out with. In that vein, the eclectic atmosphere—not to mention professional Pureology products—encourages clients to feel confident exploring new hairstyles, whether choosing to light up their locks with bold highlights or go for a completely new ‘do.
Ella, a stylist at the salon, prioritizes making clients feel comfortable above all else. Though everyone who comes into the salon is offered complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea in real china, the best accommodation a stylist like Ella offers clients is good conversation. "To make them feel important and really listen to them,” she says, “a sense of humor goes a long way."
The certified stylists at Kess Hair Care & Salon lavish locks with care, color, and style via nourishing products from TIGI. The salon’s pastel turquoise walls and dark-wooden floor surround black leather styling chairs, and zebra-striped furnishings, which give the space an upscale and funky vibe. Staff members maneuver strands into sculpted coifs or elegant updos and imbue them with rich hues. Clients receive instruction for recreating and styling their new ‘dos at home or in blow-dryer equipped cafeterias.
Online, people create avatars as graphic representations of how they perceive themselves. But at the real-life Avatar Salon, stylists and aestheticians actually help people realize the looks of their dreams. They do this with an extensive menu of hair, nail, and skincare treatments. In the salon, stylists perform everything from basic cuts to hair-relaxing treatments. Not to be outdone, the spa team specializes in four types of massage and facials, as well as pedicures that carefully remove any calluses or piranhas.
After training at the Toni&Guy Academy in Dallas, hairstylist Heidi Rowlett set up shop in Roanoke, where she and her fellow Classic Cuts stylists sculpt new 'dos with Bed Head products and tint strands with Tigi's color line. They also nourish locks with deep-conditioning treatments and twist tresses into delicate updos that wouldn't seem out of place in a Jane Austen novel, unless you were using them as a bookmark.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sina Aboutalebi assuages skin woes for patients of all ages, reducing the appearance of acne among teens, wrinkles among adults, and frown lines among frowning line-drawings of adults. Botox is a purified protein that, along with a Kenny G mixtape, relaxes the muscles responsible for the formation of facial crinkling. Quick, nonsurgical injections of Botox can reduce the appearance of age-defining lines around the mouth, eyes, or camping on the forehead (a $13/unit value, number of units used varies depending on severity), and results can last up to six months or until being sworn in as president of the United States.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.