It wouldn’t be a huge surprise if a leather-clad rocker came unexpectedly bursting through the wall of Twisted Scissors Salon, shredding a face-melting guitar riff while tossing a lush head of hair in ecclesiastical abandon. Maybe it’s the edgy industrial artwork that hangs above red and black leather furnishings, or the multicolored mohawks seen on the creative stylists, but the salon exudes a gritty hipness in tune with contemporary trends. This cutting-edge vibe extends to the menu, which caters to curls with designer haircuts, coloring services, keratin treatments, and Japanese reconditioning techniques. High-end Redken products line the counters as stylists, who each boast at least five years of experience, speckle the black-and-white checkered floor with hair and falcon eggs.
The stylists at Studio 6 Salon at Sola Salons look at the body as a canvas. They add color and texture to hair to create face-flattering styles. They paint nails with OPI polishes, adding sparkle or confetti-like dots of color to each nail. They even remove unwanted hair with swift, sanitary waxing treatments, gifting clients with neater eyebrows, fuzz-less lips, and a hairstyle that stays in place for fear of being waxed if it misbehaves.
Most Popular Service: Color and haircuts
Brands Used: Pravana, Terax, Evo
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
At Pipps Salon, stylist Katy Noe works to make the world more beautiful, one haircut at a time. She meets one-on-one with her clients in a private salon room, giving them her full attention as she carefully waxes brows or lips, or snips hair into styles fresher than a backtalking daisy. Should a more complete color change be in order, Katy uses Paul Mitchell products to apply all-over tints or sunny highlights. And the attentive service doesn’t stop when the appointment ends—she offers complimentary haircuts to clients who refer three new customers to her, as well as a discount on follow-up services for first-time visitors.
Salon Biyoshi's 28 staff members refresh clients' looks with a variety of salon and spa services. The salon's stylists specialize in styling and color, ranging from T-section highlights and dimensional hues to corrective color. However, they also offer chic cuts, smoothing keratin and agave treatments, and traditional and spiral perms. Aestheticians compliment hair services with cleansing facials, professional makeup applications, and facial and body waxing. The salon doesn't forget fingers and toes, either, as nail technicians perform signature, hot-stone, and paraffin mani-pedis.
Having fashioned new 'dos for more than 25 years as both a stylist and an instructor, Bella still believes that her education is far from over. She continues to hone her skills inside her salon, where caramel-colored walls and potted plants surround five styling stations—each spaced far enough away from its neighbor to prevent accidental interbraiding. She also keeps abreast of trends by attending up-to-date haircare classes. With help from a small staff and products from brands such as Pureology, she customizes cuts, color treatments, and facial waxing services.
Decorated with damask curtains and motifs of birds that flit along the walls, the laid-back interior of Fringes Studio Salon and Spa is a warm welcome for clients who visit of stylist Hannah Lay Maples. Hannah gets to work cleansing, trimming, and coloring her clients' hair, before sending them out with a fresh new look or an exact recreation of an old one. Fringes also provides various nail services and relaxing chair massages.