Genesis owner Jill Talbot has been busy the last few years. She's attended two Redken symposiums in Las Vegas, bareMinerals training in San Francisco, three Discover shows in St. Louis, and a DevaCurl cutting class in New York City. All this training, and she still considers herself a student.
Continuing education is a huge priority for Jill and her Genesis staff, and it shows in their expertise. Clients can request a sharp scissor cut, custom color, or sleek tapered highlights to flatter their individual features. The salon also offers other beautifying services, such as nailcare and specialty waxes.
Those not impressed with The Color Room Hair Salon's sleek hardwood floors and high vaulted ceilings are taken by the salon's centerpiece—modern chandeliers whose gold sequins glow in the sunlight. Amid these warm accents, expert stylists highlight bland strands and reduce frizz with keratin smoothing treatments. Guests may also request a formal updo, or banish unwanted hair from the body or face with a swift wax.
Part of the Bumble and bumble salon network, Ta-Da’ Salon has been styling visitors and teaching professional stylists for more than 30 years. Owner Kurt Busch designed his beauty oasis to evoke the feel of a salon in downtown New York City, and his team of stylists boasts a wealth of specialties. Some specialize in cutting curly hair, while others focus on coloring broccoli florets. Haircare isn’t the only item on the treatment menu, however; aestheticians administer facials and waxing, and nail technicians tend to hands and feet in a private pedicure room.
Mes Bon Amis Salon with Jen Grillo offers aesthetic treatments focused on two areas: hair and nails. Jen can apply vivid Gelish to nails during mani-pedis or flex her styling muscles with updos, textured cuts, and services for curly hair. She also animates a deep passion for color in her hair work, which she’s perfected over the course of eight years as a professional. During that time, she’s also taken classes on cutting, color techniques, and updos, sharpening her skills in the same way movie villains hone their skills through moustache-twirling classes.
The stylists at SnipIts of Bourbon maintain the looks of women, men, and children with services such as basic haircuts, deep-conditioning treatments, and full and partial color and highlights. They also groom guests with facial waxing and mani-pedis and have extended hours for flexible scheduling. SnipIts' team keeps the salon meticulously clean, adorning it with welcoming touches such as dark wood styling stations, flower bouquets, and scissors that whisper "You are beautiful" with every shear.
Unlike stylists who do only hair, nine-year beauty veteran Amanda Bluestein coaxes out clients’ beauty from many angles. Trained in cosmetology and drawing on years of hands-on expertise at Elayna’s and Tuscan Sky Salon, Amanda can resculpt tresses one minute and get skin glowing with a Norvell custom spray tan the next. She holds a special affinity for dolling up brides and ladies prepping for other special occasions. The precision updos and makeup involved require a steady hand and a keen eye, and Amanda excels at using all three.