Knockouts Haircuts for Men amps up the classic barbershop experience with a lavish, sports-themed approach to men's styling that has been featured on Today and CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. At a still-growing number of locations throughout the country, the company's all-female staff of stylists quarterbacks a full playbook of services ranging from bare-essential to spa-worthy. First and foremost, they clip shaggy locks, but they also administer facials, manicures, massages, and waxes. Complimentary beverages are included with every visit, giving patrons something to sip on while watching a sports game on TV or contemplating how they would fend off a lion using just a comb.
With more than 20 years in the beauty industry under her belt, Karen Pickens has more than earned the title of master stylist. At Delaney Salon Suites, she provides expert haircuts for men, women, and children, as well as highlights, corrective color, relaxers, and bridal styling. Hair, however, is not her only focus. She also waxes away unwanted strands and applies makeup for special occasions, such as weddings, proms, and vacations to the DMV.
Lynn Newberry's tool chest bears only one man's name: Paul Mitchell. A Paul Mitchell–educated stylist, Lynn employs the products with which she was trained in each and every treatment, including cuts for men, women, and children; advanced color treatments; and KeraTriplex conditioning.
Though the stylists at La Salon deftly handle men's and women's haircuts, they can elongate 'dos as well. Certified specialists add vibrant feathers or hair extensions to tresses, keeping abreast of new application methods rather than resorting to the old standby—using whatever gum the client is chewing. They also create fresh looks with texturizing services, from perms to Brazilian blowouts that banish frizz for up to 12 weeks. Stylists' highlights and color treatments imbue locks with bold or classic hues, whereas their updo expertise results in prom- and wedding-ready looks, complemented by eyelash extensions and makeup. Waxing for the face and body rounds out the salon's menu.