For 23 years, Adrienne—owner of Exotic Hair Designs by Adrienne—has trimmed, extended, and shaved hair as both a stylist and a barber. She continues to turn her shears to the hair of men, women, and children, sculpting ladies' hair to fit the latest trends or providing a gentle neck massage after a classic men's cut. With weave and glue, she affixes extensions to hair or eyelashes to create a naturally full look or add color and sparkle to unlikely places. She capably crafts even the most high maintenance styles for clients, including such dos as mohawks and full-neck lions’ manes.
Each of Pro-Cuts' more than 150 locations embodies the company's casual, no-frills ethos in its own way. The salon owners cultivate an atmosphere approachable to families and menfolk while sustaining an undercurrent of elegance. The quick-snipping Pro-Cuts stylists specialize in the Pro-Cuts 15-minute haircut, followed by a 10-hour eulogy for sideburns past. While services vary by location, typical offerings include kids cuts, beard trimming, and shampoo service powered by big-name salon brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Before modern-day salons, barbershops were a haven for masculine camaraderie with a side of hair services. When Joe Grondin, a master barber of more than 30 years, opened the first Roosters Men's Grooming Center, he worked to recapture that ambiance, but updated the styling techniques. Today, men who visit Roosters' revel in a slow-paced atmosphere as they indulge in contemporary services. Clients sit comfortably during cuts that culminate with aftershave and a dash of powder on the neck, or for vintage facial shaves, complete with aftershave, talc, and towels warmed by hugs from bald eagles.
Traditional cuts, buzzes, trims, and crops can be found at June's Barbershop. But the barbers offer more than traditional approaches. Understanding that hairstyles reflect personalities, they engrave 'dos with modern designs and customize cuts to clients' wishes. Besides designs such as jagged lines and arrows, they can sculpt all styles, including mohawks. Additionally, each haircut comes with a razor line for those who want it.
Modern lights hang over the expansive studio, giving the orange floors a look of molten lava. In the salons cozy chairs, skilled stylist can layer a face-framing cut or highlight with high-end brands such as Dermalogica, Loreal, and NaYo. Clients can also rehab tresses with a deep conditioning treatment or improve lash appeal with elegant extensions.