A shampoo and style comes standard with haircuts at Exquisite Design Salon and Spa—just the stylists’ way of ensuring that clients leave looking their best. To that end, stylists pile on luxurious extras such as shots of Redken conditioner and hair extensions that give instant length or bangs. The pampering continues in the spa area, where mani-pedis can pretty up hands and feet with exfoliating scrubs to slough off dead skin cells and lavender wax to seal in moisture.
Though they can both claim illustrious careers in the hairstyling industry, Joey and Nikki followed very different paths to get to where they are today. Joey trained with Aveda in 1989 and then took his scissors on the road, snipping strands in salons from Nashville to LA. Nikki, on the other hand, has spent most of her 35-year career honing her management skills as the owner of a successful Cincinnati salon. In 2007, they joined forces to create Joey & Roman Salon—Roman is Nikki’s last name—a Kérastase Paris salon specializing in cuts, color, and keratin hair-smoothing treatments.
The salon is also home to stylists Chris and Jon, each of whom has spent at least one year training under Joey, learning to execute the latest styles and refining scissor-hand agility by clipping a blizzard of paper snowflakes. Industrial touches permeate the ultramodern space: stylists store their haircare products and equipment in heavy-duty Craftsman tool cabinets and sheets of corrugated tin line the slate-gray walls.
Master colorist, stylist, and makeup artist Alyssa Smith knows that a hairstyle is often the first thing people notice about someone. That’s why she takes special care to make sure each of her clients has a great one. Specializing in coloring hair, adding extensions, and smoothing hair with keratin treatments, she boasts a wide array of resources to make coifs look their finest. She also styles hair into formal updos for proms, weddings, and other special occasions.
At Thrive Salon, Paul Mitchell products are the only commonality between the customized appointments. Everything else is based on the individual's personal style, whether they're looking for a chic cut or brightening highlights. Along with cutting and coloring hair, Thrive's stylists sculpt brides' locks into updos, texturize strands with permanent waves, and soften dry hair with Awapuhi KeraTriplex conditioning treatments. The Thrive team also removes unwanted facial hair by waxing brows, chins, and lips.
Brands Used: Joico hair care
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Pro Tip: Comfortable experience; your desires will be met and you will not be rushed.
The style stalwarts at Supercuts have trimmed, toned, and honed the domes of hair-bearing hominids for decades. The experienced stylists can accommodate cuts ranging from quick, careful mop maintenance to a more buzzworthy beehive for hypnotizing local grizzlies. Each scissors-handed specialist will draw from a vat of experience, leveraging quality hair products from Paul Mitchell and others to infuse your filaments with a winsome glow and creative coiffure. Walk-ins and waltz-ins are always welcome seven days a week.