Anchored in the bustling Hamilton Plaza, Angels Beauty Supply houses a comprehensive collection of hair and skincare products. The family-owned and operated shop lines its shelves with some of the industry’s most popular brands, including Redken, Design Essentials, and Mizani. The shop focuses on carrying high-performance products infused with vitamins and minerals so customers can receive added nutrients without having to stuff spinach in their ears. In addition to its products, Angels also features a staff of knowledgeable professionals, including stylists who specialize in the art of braiding.
The skilled staffers of Magic Touch Hair Group have a hair-care solution to nearly every styling concern imaginable. Unruly beard? Their expert barbers can trim it down with professional clippers and aloe-infused shaving gel. Dull, lifeless locks? The stylists can snip up a sleek new look before finishing it off with a spritz of shine solution. The seasoned stylists even extend their expertise to out-of-the-box cuts—they can sculpt hair into sleek mohawks, decorate buzz-cuts with trendy designs, or gel pigtails into handy courier-pigeon perches.
At Facial Expressions, aesthetician and laser technician Gina Griffin draws on extensive experience to tailor rejuvenating treatments for each client. Every service, from her signature facials to waxes to hydrating body wraps, is customized based on an initial skin consultation. Gina then fine-tunes the procedure and products to the client's unique complexion. No matter what the face, body, or vestigial tail needs, guests can relax in the studio's lavish environs, accented with leather furnishings and a glowing chandelier.
When master cosmetologist Aloma Feaster opened her first hair salon in 2004, she pictured a welcoming environment where expert stylists catered to men and women from a range of cultural backgrounds. Today, in the spacious, upscale Salon Aloma, her team of stylists performs haircuts, styling, and straightening services in front of freestanding wood-framed mirrors in rooms covered in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows. Products from Paul Mitchell and Mizani beautify hair, and herbal formulations from Design Essentials boost hair health more effectively than forcing strands to curl their own tiny barbells.
The Artisan Hair Salon's originator and chief tress-tamer, Marie Clark, whips feral manes into well-mannered coifs with attentive, personalized care. Inside a one-chair emporium of style, she utilizes more than 12 years of pate-pleasing practice to sculpt accentuating face-frames in fashions both classic and contemporary. Surrender locks to her skilled scissors and relax while well-aimed snips leave hair as sleek and brilliant as Einstein on a moped. Stressed men will enjoy the scalp massage, which melts away tension and clears minds of excess Golden Girls quotes, while women can edit Mother Nature's palette selection with a color glaze. Due to limited salon space, call ahead to avoid long waits.
Kristy Evans, a licensed aesthetician at the Artisan Salon, pampers skin with facials and makeup applications. All her treatments are geared toward each individual's skin type, whether it is oily, dry, or al dente. She also offers waxing treatments that leave legs, underarms, and bikini areas smooth and bare.