"Only the coolest place to go in Billings for great haircuts," reads the bio on Jim & Austin's Barber Shop's Facebook page. That description gets straight to the point, just like the old-school services at this barber shop. Here, guys can count on a trusty cut and shave without all the fuss. And while they wait for a turn in the barber's chair, they can sip on a refreshing, ice-cold retro soda pop.
The stylists at Salon Rituals stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends. No 'do is too difficult, whether it be a face-flattering fade, classic layers, or modern pixie cut with vibrant Paul Mitchell color. But hair is just one tooth in the salon's ample comb. The salon specializes in color and color correction. Clients may solicit a cosmetologist for voluminous eyelash extensions, as well.
Bolstered by a fleet of five tanning-bed styles and a spray-tanning service, the friendly, knowledgeable staff at Sun Haven Tanning helps sun seekers revitalize their faded façades. Bed varieties vary by location, but both stores house sleek, up-to-date stand-up and lay-down units. Level one sun sponges can succumb to horizontal urges in a lay-down Fiesta bed for one 20-minute-maximum session ($6) or darken themselves with an unlimited number of sessions for five weeks ($50). The Matrix stand-up bed, a level four ultraviolet-equipped tube complete with a built-in fan, radio, and amateur stand-up comedian, can be enjoyed for 12 minutes at a time for up to 13 sessions ($28–$165).
The beauty pros at Salon Avalon use their extensive talents to pamper clients from head to toe. Stylists cut hair into classic or modern 'dos, while eyelash technicians add tiny hair extensions onto existing fringe for more dramatic blinks and winks. Mani-pedi practitioners paint nails with clients’ choice of nail polish or their favorite wood stain.