At In The Grove Hair Studio, master stylist and color specialist Annette Filippini uses only organic color products, whether framing faces with highlights or massaging conditioner into scalps. Logging over 20 years of experience in the industry, she combines those environmentally friendly products with their own artistic eye, creating modern styles for men, women, and unkempt Treasure Trolls.
Glavidia Alexis wears multiple hats, including fashion designer, hairstylist, and makeup artist. She listens to the needs of each client who sits in her styling chair, and gives them a new look that's customized to their individual style. She helps bolster visages with haircuts, perms, highlights, and extensions.
From inside Studio 17 Hair Salon, a color artist updates coifs with classic cuts and dynamic hues. After imbuing strands with color, he likes to add a gloss overlay?a clear glaze that boosts shine and protects the color?s vibrancy.
The color specialists and master barbers at Serenity Styles mollycoddle strands inside a calm salon space marked by earth-toned walls and cushy brown leather couches. Like a city planner with a vendetta against cul-de-sacs, the stylists’ nimble shears remove dead ends before moving on to beautifying the whole head. Redken products power a number of treatments, augmenting specialty services such as facial waxing and updos for weddings, dances, and beekeeping conventions.
The barbers and master barbers at Kennedy's believe that gentlemen should be able to walk into an authentic barbershop and feel a sense of belonging. To that end, they work to perfect the art of essential grooming services, while also offering a bit of luxury. The Kennedy's experience begins in the waiting area, where patrons receive a complimentary drink—coffee, beer, water, or soda—to enjoy with a newspaper, magazine, or a harrowing tale from the shop's resident deep-sea fisherman.
After a shampoo and a conditioning scalp massage, the specialists perform signature haircuts that conclude with straight-razor edging, a neck-and-shoulder massage, and a hot towel. Straight-razor shaves employ 30 meticulous steps¬ to ensure that each face is cleansed, shaved, and protected: each begins with preshave oil to help the razor glide across the skin, followed by warm lather applied with a brush, two passes with a straight razor, and a moisturizing aftershave. In-chair upgrades include a gent's wax to remove ear and nose hairs, a gent's mini facial to cleanse and nourish skin, and a MANicure to remove all traces of motor oil from giving the car its 3,000-mile massage.