For 17 years, Gayle Layton owned a large salon in Salt Lake City. She's since moved away from the noise of the city and into the cozy Hair, Heart & Soul Salon, a quaint brick building with a spacious porch exuding homey charm. Although she's downsized her space, she offers myriad services. Stylists snip chic coifs and apply trendy ombre color, nail techs provide pampering pedicures and adorn digits with Shellac polish and nail art, and aestheticians whisk away unwanted facial fuzz.
The interior of Roxy CarMichaels Salon conjures an industrial feel that complements the brickyard area surrounding the studio. Naked light bulbs dangle above the graphite-gray floor, and red metal toolboxes stand ready at every styling station, but this factory-like aesthetic is immediately contradicted by the staff members' warm greetings and personalized attention. The trio of master stylists listens to clients’ wildest hair desires while considering matters of texture and facial shape, recommending cuts that augment cheekbones, skirt jawlines, or cover up snapping mandibles. Translucent dividers portion the studio from the waiting area for a contemporary aesthetic that sets clients at ease while they sort through the coffee table’s mound of magazines.
Within the commercial bustle of the Fashion Place Mall, Studio H20 Salon's professional stylists focus on communication, taking the time for consultations with each client before styling a single strand. The clean lines and metallic accents of the salon's industrial-chic interior parallels the modern styles that depart daily on the heads of their many customers. Additionally, hair is treated to services such as dimensional coloring (Studio H20's specialty) and top-notch salon products by such brands as Bumble and bumble and K?rastase. Hair artistry is supplemented by other beauty services, such as manicures dolled out by staff at nearby nail stations and compliments from talking mirrors.
For years, Melinda Ashley would stroll past an empty storefront in downtown Salt Lake City, daydreaming that the space was a chic, contemporary salon. Today, Melinda has made that dream come true—she’s added bright polka dots to the floors once covered with dusty carpets and have accented the soft baby-blue walls with lustrous silver styling chairs. At each station, Melinda and her squadron of skilled stylists wield Bumble and bumble products as they snip, sculpt, smooth, and colorize manes. The team also waxes chins and lips, as well shapes eyebrows to prime facial canvases for professional makeup applications.
Stylist Rachel Warren has a knack for seeing the potential in an uninspired haircut, so it's fitting that she works at a place called Inspired Beauty. Combining professional-level skill with a dose of inspiration that can't be taught, Rachel snips and styles hair to create looks that flatter her clients' diverse personalities. But she doesn't limit her services to the scalp; Rachel is also an expert when it comes to lash extensions, brow tinting, and even skincare. Her swift waxing treatments banish unwanted hair from the face and body, making it easier to get an accurate count of your freckles for the census forms.
A light-touch exfoliation and moisturizing, also known as Bodyworks, is the signature treatment at Shear Organics Salon & Day Spa. This relaxing service represents the nature of the salon and spa's treatments, which its aestheticians perform amid an atmosphere that's equally as soothing. They strive to use products sensitive enough for clients with chemical allergies, expectant mothers, and people undergoing treatment for cancer. These gentle serums factor into their many treatments: haircuts, facials, 100% organic hair color, and organic glazes, among others.