John Ira, The Corner Salon's master hair stylist and colorist, crafts classic and modern styles with professional hair services in the comforts of a cozy studio. Green and yellow furniture and walls surround clients as they discuss style objectives with Ira during complimentary consultations, drawing on photographs, magazines, or Renaissance sculptures of '80s hair bands. Ira stays up to date on current trends by attending classes, workshops, and trade shows that keep his skills as sharp as his shears.
Drawing inspiration from the old-school barbershops of times past, where barbers would take their time with each cut and shave, International Blades and Shears staffs master barbers who perform numerous deluxe grooming treatments for men. Barbers offer both clipper and scissor cuts, each conducted with detail and focus, as well as soothing hot-towel shaves that render skin soft and refreshed. Other services include men's manicures and pedicures, facials, and massages. Ken Moore, the president of International Blades and Shears, is a military veteran who's spent more than 15 years working as a barber.
The stylists at The Corner Salon beautify the entire family with hair- and nailcare services. Along with haircuts, highlights, and coloring, they update hairstyles with sew-in weaves and Keratin smoothing treatments. Acrylic or soak-off nails help make hands look as dazzling as a majestic eagle gliding across the skies with a road flare in its beak, and the staff also offers pedicures that focus on problematic feet and diabetic care.
It might be hard to believe considering its vast array of products, but Sears, Roebuck and Co. began with one accessory: watches. In 1886, Richard W. Sears bought a box of unwanted watches from a jeweler, thinking he could turn a profit by selling them. He was correct and committed to the watch business by hiring Alvah C. Roebuck, an experienced watchmaker.
As time went on, though, their business expanded its umbrella far beyond what people wore on their wrists. Sears became known as the place to shop for almost any appliance, from sewing machines to those magical boxes that create water from nothing and clean your clothes.
Today, the stores stock clothing, accessories, electronics, kitchen equipment, tools for outdoor living, and home decor. This variety is sustained by Sears's proprietary brands—Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard, to name a few—and other national names that populate the shelves.
The team members at Coconuts Salon & Barber Shop thinks of hair as a work of art, whether they are etching in a design in men's cuts or sculpting an elegant updo. However, the multicultural salon specializes in barbering, natural-hair services, and children's cuts. The team texturizes and cuts men's hair and complements new looks with edges and shaves. Women's services include relaxers, color rinses, sew-in weaves, and natural-hair services, such as double-strand twists, locs, and microbraids. Even the youngest family members' strands receive the team's attention, as kids' hair is woven into braids or loc cornrows. In addition to hair services, Coconuts offers soothing massages and nail services, which may include detailed nail art.
Open since 1982, Bob's Old Fashioned Barbershop is easily distinguished by two exterior barber poles—the first features a traditional glass cylinder, and the second is a two-dimensional sign posted along the front walkway. Although the owner has since retired, Bob left his shop in the capable hands of a team of male and female barbers with several decades of combined expertise. They offer classic men’s and boys’ cuts as well as fades, flattops, and straight-razor shaves.