In David Raccuglia's "Modern Man Portrait Series," impeccably dressed models of masculinity such as Jack Nicholson, Gary Oldman, and Iggy Pop pose in stark black-and-white photographs. The series hangs on the wall of the MensDept. as a reminder of the significant difference proper grooming can make to a man's appearance. It's a difference founder Kurt Kueffner spent 15 years showcasing for salon owners as he toured the country demonstrating men's haircutting techniques to fellow stylists.
When he decided it was time to put that teaching into practice, he opened MensDept., an upscale salon staffed only by stylists who have received at least 60 hours of hands-on, one-on-one training from Kurt himself. They base each cut on the client's hair type and head shape, rather than on meeting the daily mohawk quota mandated by local law. Beyond blending grays naturally into darker strands, the team can rejuvenate hair with customized color or conduct cuts at the client's office on weekdays until 3 p.m.
At KDD Aesthetics, professional aesthetician Kathy Dutton Davis employs more than 10 years of experience and the latest skincare technologies to help bring natural beauty to the surface. Davis specializes in crystal-free microdermabrasion and has worked to educate other aestheticians, doctors, and vain magicians in the procedure’s ability to make pore-clogging impurities disappear. Facials and chemical peels are among some of the other treatments Davis employs to revitalize complexions, while laser treatments set their sights on acne, spots, sagging skin, and unwanted hair on the face or other parts of the body.
Denny Kemp began his styling career as one of the first students under Horst Rechelbacher, the founder of Aveda. This student has since become the master to his own protegés, passing on what he has learned within his own salon's walls, decorated with carefully selected artwork, some of it being the product of Denny’s own genius. Denny's brigade of innovative and artistic stylists spritzes clients with professional-grade products from Shu Uemura, Kérastase, Bumble and bumble, and Eminence, as well as the Dermalogica skincare line. They're also versed in smoothing frizz with keratin formulas and performing balayage and micro-foiling.
Author and Juut SalonSpa owner David Wagner channels a childhood spent watching nature’s beauty into his Aveda salon’s eight locations. The studio stylists and other staff members, many of whom benefit from the company’s extensive training program, perform services beneath shelves laden with Aveda products. The botanically sourced elixirs repair and sculpt hair naturally without subjecting it to other products’ unpleasant chemicals or a robot hairdresser’s endless questions about love.
Using skills and training they've gained over the years, the stylists at LaMode Salon revivify tresses with an arsenal of Aveda products. The highley-praised salon’s membership in the Aveda network ensures that the salon retains a bountiful stock of products and the stylists wielding them benefit from ongoing education. Full-color and foil treatments imbue manes with rich hues, while color-correction services allow patrons to reverse the decision to transform their hair into the color of dust.
Below overhead lights, which cast a buttery glow on Level 2 Hair Designs’ polished wood floors and white walls, skilled stylists chisel elegant layers and highlight strands with Redken and Goldwell products. Clients may also solicit the salon for a restorative facial or nix unwanted hair with a swift wax or electrolysis treatment.