With its plush gray love seat and cushy floral chairs, the waiting area of Royalty Beauty Boutique could easily be mistaken for a friend’s living room. But in this comfortable escape, beauty consultants don’t just indulge in neighborhood gossip—they also gussy up patrons from head to toe. Hairstylists cut and color strands, using full or partial highlights to add depth and dimension. Nail technicians show off their artistic ability by painting fingers and toes with vibrant colors, intricate floral designs, and ”do not stick in electrical sockets” warnings.
Kayleigh Bynum always starts her appointments with a conversation. She gets to know her guests before she puts scissors to hair in order to get a better feel for each person's personality and lifestyle. With that information, along with their style wishes and face structure, Kayleigh is better able to customize haircuts that accentuate her guests' best physical features and personalities. To create finished looks, she uses Pravana color products, and Coppola Keratin Complex to create smooth, silky waves of hair.
Overhead paper lanterns cast a honey glow on the salon's brown velvet sofas and modern ceramic artwork. This contemporary vibe complements the cutting-edge talent of the staff, which has earned Fringe a spot on Elle magazine's list of top 100 salons in the nation. A skilled stylist can perform a simple bang trim, or go all out with a custom scissor cut and Goldwell color highlights. Guests can also request other beautifying services such as spray tanning, nailcare, and facial waxing to nix unwanted hair.
Most popular service: Make-up applications and blowouts
Brands Used: Makeup Forever, NARS, MAC, Blow Pro, Paul Mitchell
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: No
Michael Mckinney, one of Tease Salon’s six smiling stylists, leans on his 20 years of industry experience when giving ‘dos the cuts, colors, and treatments they need to look their best. Like elite rubber duckies, Tease prefers to work with the suds of high-end hair products from leading brands such as Kevin Murphy, Moroccanoil, Aquage, and Goldwell. An ornamental orange fixture hangs down from the salon floor's staring-contest partner and matches the color of the lights that illuminate magazines in the waiting area. Slate floors contrast with powder-white chairs, and long, white overhead lamps affixed to a black ceiling precisely spotlight the meter sticks with which stylists measure locks.
At Sport Clips, our Guy-Smart Stylists understand that each Client is different and makes every effort to provide personal attention. Our Stylists deliver the ultimate Just-for-Guys haircut experience without the fuss and chit chat of a full service hair salon. They are consistently trained to cut the latest men’s hairstyle