Natural light pours through Textures Hair Salon’s large front windows, illuminating polished wood floors and buttery yellow walls. It's amid these cozy accents that owner Patricia Lindsay and her team do their work. Not only do they transform locks with high-end products by KeraCare, Mizani, and Design Essentials, but they also apply clip-in and strand-by-strand fusion weaves, create micro braids, and add highlights so people know which parts of your head are worth reading. Though the salon specializes in ethnic hair, the staff is adept at handling strands of all textures and thickness.
For mother-daughter team Margarita Soto and Isabel Osorio, establishing Isabella Hair, Nails & Spa has been their chance to create a tranquil haven for women, men, and kids to escape the chaos of the outside world. The gold color scheme that runs throughout the beauty shop sets customers at ease as a diverse staff of local and international stylists—Columbia-native Margarita boasts more than 25 years of beauty experience—keep hair stylish with roller sets, color treatments, and precision cuts, and aestheticians coax out the radiant glow of each client's complexion with fruit- and multivitamin-infused facials. To further relax patrons, the salon also offers tension-dissolving massages.
The stylists at Studio 355 Hair & Day Spa believe cutting hair is like sculpting, and it shows. Giving careful though to elements such as angle, weight, and movement, their final haircuts flatter clients' face shapes, and never look heavy—even when enhanced with natural-looking extensions. To stay at the forefront of cutting edge hair trends, the team attends regular seminars around the world and the stylists regularly show off their mane-shearing chops at hair-cutting competitions such as the Intercoiffure.
The same artistry shines through in Studio 355's spa services, which range from correcting Cosmedix peels to aromatherapy massages. To leave hands and feet looking their best, they also dole out pedicures enhanced with herbs like organic ginger or jasmine, and perform precise manicures, that never involve shooting at polish hands with a paintball gun.
To J. Michael and Mia Chreky, there’s no better business partner than your life partner, and no better philosophy than a simple one. That's why the two decided to co-own J. Michael The Salon, where they operate with a crystal-clear goal in mind: "Great hair. Always." Together, they helm a team of stylists, aestheticians, and makeup artists who provide services ranging from haircuts and highlights to mani-pedis and makeup work. In addition, complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries are available, with the helpful staff on hand to remind you not to get crumbs in your manicure.
Offering high-quality beautifying services with tip-top products, Salon Lavand expertly removes unwanted hair with the deft touch of an ant doula or kangaroo jockey. Amid a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere, a crew of professionally trained, steady-handed aestheticians smoothes faces into striking facades. Buttressed by most stylists' years of experience in follicular ingenuity, Salon Lavand focuses on showcasing individual beauty with pampering pizzazz while ensuring every client receives attentive care. Visitors can opt for an eyebrow ($20) and lip ($10) waxing, or two eyebrow-waxing treatments ($40 total) that will leave their mugs sleeker than a ’57 Chevy doused in Vaseline.
If you’re planning on a whole new cut, check out Groupon’s guide to pairing different face shapes with hairstyles.
Round (nearly equal in length and width with soft, curved edges): Balance is key to any great hairstyle, so those with round faces will benefit from layers that are long or asymmetrical; hard lines help even out a soft face shape. Hair that hits at the shoulders or collarbone provides a slimming effect. Those looking to go shorter should go very short, as volume on the sides can make faces look wider.
Square (nearly equal in length and width, but with sharp edges): Just as round faces need hard lines to cut the softness, square faces benefit from a little softening in the form of layers, waves, or razored or feathered ends. Square faces can pull off many different lengths but benefit from shorter face-framing pieces or long, piece-y bangs, both of which help to visually soften sharp angles. A part that is slightly off center can help blur harsh edges and extra length can help a square face look more oval.
Heart-shaped (wider on top, narrower toward the chin): Full or side-swept bangs help to draw focus to the eyes and away from a pronounced chin, as does a long bob that is all one-length. Waves or curls that hit right below the jaw line help fill in and balance the chin-area, but putting too much curl or frizz on top can make the brow appear wider.
Oval (a long face in which the brow, cheekbones, and jaw are of nearly equal widths): Long faces are the most versatile and can handle styles of varying length and texture. Bangs and cheek-length layers can both balance by adding width, as can waves, curls, or a deep off-center part.