Attraction Salon's experienced stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians make a point of welcoming their visitors with open arms and plush salon chairs. Perhaps due to this uncommon hospitality, the salon has developed a reputation for serving a multicultural base of clientele that includes women and men alike. Stylists invoke a chorus of clips and snips with their shears, forming flattering shapes or enhancing the look and health of hair with highlights, deep conditioning, and texturizing treatments. Nail technicians busy themselves with the other kind of keratin, whittling nails into elegant shapes during manicures and pedicures or applying full sets of glittery acrylics. Faces likewise sparkle after one of five facials that cater to dry and acne-prone skin, rejuvenating complexions with cleansing and exfoliating techniques. On the other side of the salon, spray-tanning and waxing treatments prepare bodies for lounging on beaches or napping inconspicuously in bronze-sculpture gardens.
Photographs of locals sporting designer frames grace the walls of Gainesville Opticians’ latest display room, cluing first-time visitors in to the optical boutique’s long history as a community staple. One of the staff’s licensed opticians began her relationship with the store as a customer at the age of 8; this kind of decades-long dedication remains a point of pride among the entire staff, who specialize in crafting lens-and-frame combinations that blend functionality with style from the ocular world’s top designers. Rather than rush through the all-important fitting process, staff members will gladly take up to two hours to walk each customer through the store's frame collections, matching their personal style with selections from Paul Smith, Lunor, Ray-Ban, and others. The store’s eyewear sign-out policy allows customers to take a set of frames home before buying, ensuring that the glasses in question don’t clash with territorial hats and scarves.
The style stalwarts at Supercuts have trimmed, toned, and honed the domes of hair-bearing hominids for decades. Walk-ins and waltz-ins are always welcome seven days a week at any of Supercuts' convenient locations. The experienced stylists can accommodate cuts ranging from quick, careful mop maintenance to a more buzzworthy beehive for hypnotizing local grizzlies. Each scissor-handed specialist will draw from a vat of experience, leveraging quality hair products from Paul Mitchell and others to infuse your filaments with a winsome glow and creative coiffure. Feel free to stockpile up to three Groupons to ensure a series of sure-fire cuts before snow-spooked wallets retreat into prolonged hibernation.
Licensed cosmetologist Brittany Shaara offers customized hair services to make masculine tufts and feminine locks gleam with glamour. Select a haircut experience ($31–$40) that commences with a consultation about desired style, hair characteristics, and tresses' happiest childhood memories. Brittany shampoos hair, clips coifs, and imparts styling wisdom for fresh 'dos. Highlighting veterans or neophytes can imitate failed satellite designs with a head full of foils ($90), and a partial highlight ($75) selectively distributes sun-soaked shades. A standard dye job ($65) remedies failed lemon-juice or melted-crayon experiments with shimmering shades. Add highlights ($15+) for multifaceted color or a spot-on tartan-kilt imitation.
Scissors Hair Salon has been providing top-notch noodle nest nurturing since 1982, imbuing each head of hair with a potent dose of glance-baiting dazzle. Customers can tame their wily manes with a variety of services, including a shampoo, cut, and style from one of the salon’s friendly follicologists ($32–$55). Lackluster locks are renewed with an all-over color ($54–$65) or partial highlights, which single out special strands worthy of pigmented pizzazz ($85). A manicure ($20+) and pedicure ($30+) pamper extremities in preparation of wearing open-toed sandals, fingerless gloves, or clear vases that won’t slip off. Scissors Hair Salon’s chic and minimalist décor creates an ideal place for body buffing and beautifying. Decorated in simple shades of tan and black, the salon distinguishes each workspace with large, unadorned mirrors allowing clients to marvel at their hair transformations like a cat marvels at an unmovable ball of yarn.