For nearly 10 years, stylist Dunya Rox has expertly sculpted her clients' hair, whether through light trims or more intricate looks. When she's not taking a little off the top, she showcases her threading talents by removing her patrons' unwanted eyebrow hairs. Dunya is part of a quartet of top stylists at LTease Hair Studio, who collectively brighten locks with highlights and tame frizzy strands with straightening. The studio is the brainchild of Linda Turner, whose own specialties include treatments for natural hair, such as weaves and retightening dreadlocks.
The savvy stylists at NewStyle Salons treat clients to beautifying hair, waxing, and nail procedures to help guests leave looking and feeling their best. With a recent acquisition of seven convenient locations (formerly Fantastic Sams) in addition to their original three locations and a laid back demeanor, the salons’ teams cultivates a relaxed atmosphere in which tresses are tamed and styled and men get mustaches trimmed without feeling rushed or compared to Magnum, P.I. Each location offers an assortment of services ready to mollycoddle guests from head to toe, including hair services using Moroccan Oil and Bamboo by Alterna and SEXY Haircare products, and color treatments featuring the Aloxxi Color System and Scruples Color Collections.
Stylists pace around the spinning chairs at Heads of Time Salon, a full-service salon whose name reflects an ability to accommodate clients of all ages and a penchant for styles that transcend current fads. Themed rooms cater to customers of all persuasions, from the male room—with its snacks and televised sports—to a tiny-tot territory complete with a play area and a high-pitched barbershop quartet. As little hands and feet indulge in kiddie mani-pedis, their grown-up counterparts next door select from a salon menu that includes makeup, waxing, hair, and nail services that call upon products from brands such as OPI and Redken.
Owner Shelly Bergner began as a stylist at Elevate Hair Studio Glam before ascending the managerial ranks, straight past coif colonel and locks lieutenant. Today, she uses a decade of industry experience to lead her team in beautifying clients with a full menu of haircare, nailcare, and skincare services. The staff members maintain preparedness for such events by perpetually continuing their education, attending industry events and fashion shows, and sharpening their shears by asking them SAT sample questions.
At Rock Paper Scissors, owner Star Marquardt knows a good hairstyle shouldn't just leave her client's looking good, it should let them leave feeling confident about the heath of their hair and the techniques used to make it look its best. That's why she favors hair care products by Intelligent Nutrients, which are petro-chemical free, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, and paraben-free and is one of the only 100 % USDA certified organic haircare products on the market. When creating new hair hues, the Certified Master Colorist favors low-ammonia formulations from Alpha Parf, which shade tresses with professional results, but cause less damage than their high-ammonia counterparts. Deep conditioners and keratin-infused solutions also help Star re-hydrate hair left dry from over-styling or under-watering, giving the licensed stylist a healthy, hairy canvas as she creates a new cut, blow-dry style, or special-occasion up-do.
Keith Zimmerman began cutting hair more than three decades ago, when big curls and feathered flips were all the rage. Though he has seen hairstyles come and go in the years since, Keith has never wavered in his commitment to attend regular training seminars and courses. At Keith’s Haircenter, he oversees a staff of certified Redken stylists who follow his lead in attending regional and national shows to stay abreast of new trends. The salon arranges these stylists into three tiers depending on their experience, though every last one of them can design a look inspired by your distinctive style or your favorite president’s facial hair.