Sassy Sheek Salon & Barber Shop?s raspberry-pink and lime-green walls are just as vibrant as the looks its staff creates. The stylists specialize in precision cuts, vivid color, smoothing keratin treatments, and artistic formal styles. They also lengthen locks with extensions made from 100% human hair. On the spa end of the business, the staff pampers clients with mani-pedis and facials and slims physiques with body wraps.
Part boutique and part salon, Couture Cosmetics offers customers the opportunity to get a makeover and accessorize, practically at the same time. On the salon side, stylists sculpt modern hairdos and color and treat locks. The boutique side, meanwhile, features beauty products as well as makeup, purses, dresses, and jewelry so clients can outfit themselves to match their new look.
Ashley’s Hair Design doubles down on beauty with hair services and massages. Chic cuts and highlights take care of revamping visages, while massages work on refreshing bodies. Therapists unfurl Swedish and deep-tissue techniques with upgrades that includes cupping and brush or hedgehog exfoliation.
Like artists, stylists often learn tricks of the trade from mentors, continuing a rich tradition and forming a solid base from which to grow. Kara Staats, for instance, draws upon the knowledge and fashion savvy of stylist Tricia Anderson, who, according to Forum magazine, studied at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. Staats is also an alumna of that renowned hair-design school, and since tossing her graduation cap into the air has undergone further training to become certified as a GKhair educator. In addition to leaving hair silky and smooth with GKhair's protein-rich formula, Staats transforms looks with cuts and highlights, airbrush makeup, and DreamCatcher extensions that prevent hair from having nightmares about bear traps mistaken for barrettes.
At Waves of Color, owner Melissa calls upon more than 10 years of experience to guide each stylist through an extensive training program. Service rates are based on the experience levels and height of the staff members, who perform a variety of salon and spa services ranging from hair and nail care to skincare and waxing. Available for purchase onsite, the salon's collection of products envelops brands such as Moroccanoil, OPI, and Pureology.