The talented staff at Rock Barbers cultivate and manage modern men's manes in a comfortable, guy-friendly environment. A full panel of hair-based services begins with a shampoo, which lathers heroic heads of hair with crime-fighting cleansing powers before scissors and a skilled hand trim away at loose ends, revealing an attractive, sleeker skull. Free indentured follicles from nosebleed views with a neck shave, and allow the epidermis to explore the atmosphere with a newfound sense of self. A final rinse and style solidify the look, releasing you to an admiring public that will grab bonbons and a recliner chair just to watch you walk by.
Combining keen aesthetic intuition with professional-grade products and equipment, the stylists at Front Street Hair Studio use an arsenal of techniques to create changing, energetic new looks for their clients. They begin each appointment with a thorough consultation, determining how anything from a quick trim to a full head of highlights will accentuate a client's best features, even if their best features are solving integral and differential equations. From there, the stylists tend to tresses using Aquage shampoos and styling products?made using nutrient-rich blends of organic seaweeds and algae?as well as vibrant coloring formulas by Wella.
A tousled updo, a side-swept 'do, choppy bangs—Michelle, owner of Mickey Do’s Hair Studio, tweaks coifs to accommodate any client’s sense of style. But she shines when it comes to edgy 'dos, whether that means a short and spunky bob or an expertly disheveled men’s cut.
Industrie Hairdressing founders Holly Tignor and Mary Cahill Garrard are a natural match. Aside from having similar career trajectories—they each got their starts in the early 90s before developing their skills on the artistic team at U.K.-based Toni&Guy—the two share an ambitious streak that led them to establish Creating Beauty, a three-tiered company that consists of two concept salons and a hairdressing academy.
At Industrie Hairdressing, the idea is to draw inspiration from all forms of art and design using an approach to styling that's as freeform as the episode of Jeopardy! where Alex Trebek had to improvise all the clues. During sessions, stylists grouped into five levels based on experience and education consult with their clients to create styles that best suit the client's lifestyle and face shape. They do this by drawing on a full line of Bumble and Bumble products.
At Victoria Kelly’s personal Salon Republic suite, white painted trim sits atop the purple walls like delicate lace. The painstaking detail of Victoria’s surroundings accurately mirrors her own work, stylish scissor cuts and bold color highlights done with a careful eye and skilled hand honed with five years of experience. Victoria can give bounce to flat locks with a signature perm or design a fashionably elegant updo complete with tasteful floral sew-ins.
The salon itself also hosts a fully functioning face-waxing station, equipped to remove fuzz from upper lips and stubborn daisies growing from the ear canal.
Hair design gets a distinct artistic spin at Roots Salon & Hair Studio. Owners Miles and Nicole Higgins and Robert Maples sought to assemble a team of hairstylists trained by Vidal Sassoon, Aveda, and Toni & Guy—a team with the technical flexibility and artistic vision to create unique looks that match each client’s personal style. And whether they’re crafting a haircut, performing ombre or balyage coloring, or styling ‘dos for special occasion, they put their education and vision at the forefront of their work, neatly aligned with the preferences and demands of their customers.