The stylists of Fusion Hair Studio boast more than 150 years of collective experience, in that time perfecting their techniques for working with all types of hair. Extensions are one of their specialties: clients can bring in their own or purchase them through the salon, choosing from fusion, sew-in, and braided styles. Natural hair clients can choose from an extensive selection of braiding services, opting for anything from cornrows and dreadlocks to Senegalese- and Havana-style twists. Of course, the stylists also perform cut and color, as well as relaxers and protein-based reconstructive treatments.
In addition to hair services, there's a pair of aestheticians on hand who nourish skin with "greens" facials and accentuate faces with false lashes and makeup applications. A wellness practitioner detoxifies the body with contouring wraps, and can also help clients manage stress with Reiki energy-cleansing sessions and aromatherapy treatments.
Relaxation master Leslie Newberry knows that, while stress is universal, escaping it is personal. That's why she tailors each of Hairdressers Inc. relaxing services to meet the unique needs of every client. She and her team shorten hair with cuts, upgrade plumage with feather add-ons, or lengthen manes with Lox hair extensions that come in 39 color options. Makeup artists accentuate features with professional applications and strategy sessions that are clients with take-home tips and color charts. The studio's nail technicians also stay busy, offering everything from simple trims and skin exfoliation to deep wraps and paraffin treatments that help refresh hands and feet after morning jogs through a network of drainage pipes.
The prestigious hair academies of TONI&GUY employ a learn-by-doing approach, giving students a chance to apply cutting-edge techniques that shape their careers upon graduation through daily hands-on experience.
After hundreds of hours training on mannequins, students move on to real heads in each fully operating salon, cutting and styling the hair of patrons as well as whipping up their own dyes for highlights and all-over color. Instructor supervision provides further education and ensures standard Toni&Guy quality.
The sound scissors make as they slowly but confidently close over a thatch of hair is as comforting to Brandy Wyrick as a child’s security blanket. She first heard that sound at a young age as her mother ran the gleaming edges through clients’ manes in her salon. Brandy spent weekends playing with mannequin heads as a child, later graduating to real heads at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy. Today, she recreates those same snipping sounds inside Hair By The Square and during any open mic event she comes across.
If the palm tree bearing Christmas lights speaks to Skin Image Spa’s whimsical style, the translucent drapes, abundant throw pillows, and overflowing tablecloths reflect its serenity. These two facets of the spa's mission—creativity and relaxation—are further exemplified in its ergonomic salon chairs, where stylists infuse flair in the form of designer cuts, color services, and extensions. Farther inside, staffers escort guests down other avenues of beauty and relaxation with facials, massages, and mani-pedis.
The staff members at Preeminence Salon & Boutique, an Aveda concepts salon, are skilled in an array of hairstyling techniques ranging from cuts and color to Design Essentials amino-acid treatments, Brazilian hair straightening, and keratin smoothing treatments. Clients may also peruse the boutique side of the salon for accessories and gifts.