After attending Empire Beauty School, stylist Racquel “Kal” Stringer spent seven years acquiring hands-on industry experience, following and perfecting each new hair trend to hit the scene. These days her bag of tricks is robust—she still enrolls in continuing education classes, and she draws on her expertise from within her very own salon, which opened in the summer of 2012. The intimate space, wrapped in turquoise hues and dappled with bronze accents, sees hairdos transform with a range of services, including all-over colors, deep-conditioning treatments, and precision cuts.
During appointed “seniors” days, Kal entertains elders with good conversation while she adds volume to their tresses with roller sets and perms. But no matter what age her clients are, she always takes the time to teach them how to recreate their new 'do at home or within 30 second of finishing a bungee jump.
The team of aestheticians and spray tan techs at Ultimate Radiance specialize in beautifying our most visible organ: the skin. Custom Fantasy Tan airbrush tanning imbues exteriors with natural-looking color designed to dry fast and facials and chemical peels attend to acne, wrinkles, and age spots. The team demonstrates their dedication to clients by keeping their appointment books open 24 hours a day.
For more than 20 years, Louis Anthony has lavished local skin owners with a multitude of spa and salon services in a relaxing environment. Skilled and friendly stylists can tend to split ends and frame, flatter, and fashion your headbulb's lampshade with a cut and style for women ($55+) or men ($30). Or pacify whiny ringlets without spoon-feeding them baby shampoo thanks to a host of other hair services, such as the conditioning treatment ($20). Louis Anthony's skilled stylists can also mollycoddle your countenance with one of nine customizable facial treatments, including the deep pore-cleansing facial ($70), rosacea facial ($90–$125), or a facial for acne-prone skin ($90).
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salons' network keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Manage mane health with a deep-conditioning treatment, haircut, and blow-dry (starting at $40; prices vary by location) that infuse cuticles with currents of aqueous confidence before a stylist clips tresses into a head-hedge that beautifully complements scalp-garden pathways. A perm ($70+) adds a twist to locks normally on the straight-and-narrow, and follicle aficionados can spruce up dull strands with a hair coloring ($55+), highlights ($75+), or strategically placed tinsel.
Located inside of Phenix Salon Suites, Jainea Salon is a haven of individualized pampering. Waxing sessions for the face and body lead to smooth skin and expertly arched brows. Lash and brow tinting, meanwhile, can help highlight and emphasize eyes, and facials are customized to patron's needs whether they're looking to get rid of acne or a false moustache that's gotten too attached.
From within Wicked Salon, manicurist Dany gives her undivided attention to hands and nails. She keeps skin soft with moisturizing paraffin treatments and tops nails with traditional polish or long-lasting gel. Additionally, Dany keeps hands identifiable in a lineup with custom nail art.