The hair artisans at Fantastic Sams’ more than 1,300 nationwide locations sculpt locks on both men and women with precision and skill. Along with creating updos for special occasions and performing facial waxing and mustache trims, the artisans accompany haircuts by shampooing strands and bolstering circulation with three-minute scalp massages that feature nourishing serum. Deep-conditioning treatments repair damage and bolster shine, and full-color services paint heads in subtle hues or shades as vibrant as a bouquet of light bulbs. A lineup of hair products rounds out the services, treating heads to restorative mixtures from brands such as Moroccanoil, Bamboo, and Fantastic Sams' own in-house line of shampoos, conditioners, and styling aids.
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 MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
The accommodating staff at The Cutting Edge Salon uses their talented hairstylists to snip away at overgrown coiffures and perform a variety of mane-manipulating services, including single-process color, texturing, and styling. Clients can continue beauty regimens at home with the salons' collection of Redken products available for purchase. Outside hair services, the salon furnishes both of its locations with 40 clean and thoroughly inspected private UV tanning beds, allowing the team to collectively bronze visitors one small army at a time. The four tiers of tanning beds each contain face and body light bulbs that vary in number and intensity, and grant tanners a luxuriously gold exterior without pushing them into King Tut's sarcophagus. Those eschewing UV rays step into the salons' automated Magic spray-tan booths, which engulf bodies in three shades of tanning solution for an even, streak-free tan with head-to-toe coverage.
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.
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.