Located in Cordova, A Better Image Beauty & Barber Shop is a bustling, popular beauty salon and barbershop, offering a host of pampering services for both men and women. From relaxers and chic haircuts to eyebrow waxing, sew-ins, and full highlights, this salon has plenty to offer its clients, along with its professional yet laid-back atmosphere. Seven licensed stylists and eight licensed barbers mean there's little-to-no wait time at A Better Image Beauty & Barber Shop, and salon-goers can even watch TV in the lobby and in the styling chairs.
Step inside Salon 1550 to be enveloped in a vivacious lime-green glow and showered with attentive service. The modern, upscale salon is dressed to the nines in cushy amenities, including cozy black salon chairs, large flat-screen TVs, and slick, solid flooring that never opens to a netherlake of shark-infested lava without at least two weeks notice. During your visit, one of the salon's skilled, professional wax-wielders will swiftly evict rogue whiskers from your upper lip ($16) and lower forehead ($16 for an eyebrow wax), leaving behind only the strands that complement your features and speak fluent French. With waxing, you avoid time-consuming tweezing and painful razor-related cuts. Plus, hairs don’t grow back for two to six weeks, making it more effective than fire or wishing.
When life on the lam plunks you in the middle of an identity comedy worthy of Shakespeare or Voltaire, respond in kind with the proper face and head shaping that will keep your disguise intact. Tame unruly tresses with a trim (starting at $15), or make a pit stop to treat yourself to an express facial ($35) during a particularly tiring shift of delivering plutonium to local captains of industry. Exterminate uninvited body hairs with any of Bombay's regionally specific waxes (starting at $11). Waxing provides a longer-lasting hairlessness than shaving, and when the hair does come back after a few weeks, it's meek, soft, and easily scared back into the follicle with banging pans or the threat of another round of wax.
A subtly appointed salon, Cloud 9 hums with natural light and potted Memphis plant life. Walls of celadon green and earthy-hued floors lend the interior a relaxing charm, ideal for drifting away as your hair is shaped and molded. Mix and match any of the fabulosity emporium's services to spend today's Groupon. The expert stylists at Cloud 9 can read your brain chemistry and wistful gaze to give you the haircut ($25+ for men, $35+ for women) that will flatter your face shape and fit effortlessly into your everyday life of horseback rides and cubicle combat. Give intellectually deprived hair follicles a deep conditioning ($10–$35), or liven up the head-scape with partial highlights ($75+). Cloud 9 also offers a variety of waxing services. Standing alone, eyebrow and lip waxes cost $15, while buying them wholesale comes to $28. Clear the bikini zone for bloomers season ($55+), or get your back as slippery and smooth as a dolphin fin ($40+).
With a full menu of haircare, hair-color, texture, and waxing services, True Salon will have your head fashionably remodeled and bolted back on in a snap. Defuzz with a full-face waxing ($50+) or add interest to alluring fuzz with an eyebrow ($15+) or eyelash tint ($25+). A haircut/style for women ($50+) with base color ($55+) and deep-conditioning treatment ($15+) often translates into a youthful strut and a plethora of compliments from friends, strangers, and the insides of hats.