A Pivot Point–trained stylist with numerous hours of continuing-education courses, Carrie Thomas nimbly trims tresses and fashions strands into modern coiffures. Carrie lathers locks in a rich shampoo to rinse away dirt, excess oil, nesting barrettes, and tangled strands of phone cords acting as hair ties. Holstering her scissors, Carrie Thomas deftly drafts haircuts for men, women, and children to frame faces and match personal tastes before snipping manes into the desired shape. After cleansing and cutting curls, Carrie unfurls follicles under the warm breeze of a blow dryer and soothing strokes of a brush.
Keeping apace with modern trends is important to the staff at Spalon & Tan, which explains why each member continually attends classes and training. Through these sessions, stylists learn to smooth frizz with keratin treatments and add length with sew-in extensions. During nail treatments, technicians put a surprising twist on french manicures by bedecking tips with vivid hues and glittery designs. As for body treatments, they stick with the classics: relaxing massages to be enjoyed solo, with a significant other, or with a favorite crossing guard.
Though named for its styling services, Teri’s Hair Loft employs a staff whose expertise doesn’t stop at the scalp. The full-service salon and spa’s cream walls and subtle floral accents make for an appropriately relaxing background as registered massage therapists, stylists, and aestheticians work side-by-side to weave together beauty and relaxation. They greet every man, woman, and dry-skinned golem who enters the salon with a smile and a personal consultation. Among the salon’s customized services are keratin smoothing treatments for the hair, facials and waxing treatments for the skin, and massages in styles that range from Swedish to hot stone.
The team of creative stylists at Designing Women Hair Salon strives to realize clients' hair-related visions with thorough consultations. The crew has been cutting and coloring hair for more than 20 years—or the amount of time needed to give the Statue of Liberty a perm—and employs Sebastian products to sculpt hair into sleek styles or wedding-worthy updos.
The stylists cultivate a friendly, welcoming vibe at individually decorated, wood-trimmed stations, which define each of their personalities against a backdrop of earthy reddish-brown walls and pops of green from plants.
Owner Cherhea Frazier's favorite part of being a stylist is watching her clients transform. She puts that love to work when she helps women with thinning hair and health issues regain their confidence through beauty treatments. Cherhea draws on 12 years of experience while molding manes into custom shapes to suit all persuasions. In addition to cropping 'dos with razor cuts or extending strands with Cinderella hair extensions, she accents coiffures with highlights, lowlights, and the tildes that make so many Spanish letters look resplendent. While she works, Cherhea uses products by Moroccanoil, Pureology, and Pravana. She can also tame frizzy hair with chemical relaxers or keratin treatments.
Coloroom's savvy stylists work with customers to snip hair into edgy razor cuts or classic bobs, and bring a smoother smile to faces. Posttrim, help locks gleam with a set of highlights, creating subtle or dramatic contrasts and underlining points that are likely to be on an exam. As the color solution sets in, a skincare expert will use cotton to gently swab the face with a glycolic-peel solution. For 15 minutes, the exfoliant will work its way into the surface, sloughing off dead cells that impede the body's natural Lite-Brite glow, which can shine on for three weeks after treatment. Beauty seekers can expect their stay to last roughly two hours.