Each of Pro-Cuts' more than 150 locations embodies the company's casual, no-frills ethos in its own way. The salon owners cultivate an atmosphere approachable to families and menfolk while sustaining an undercurrent of elegance. The quick-snipping Pro-Cuts stylists specialize in the Pro-Cuts 15-minute haircut, followed by a 10-hour eulogy for sideburns past. While services vary by location, typical offerings include kids cuts, beard trimming, and shampoo service powered by big-name salon brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Penny Whittington is a whiz at getting rid of overgrown hair. She uses her trusty pair of scissors or a miniature weed whacker to cut off split ends and unwanted length, transforming manes into new styles from classic to cutting-edge. At Studio Nouveau, Penny and the rest of the stylists support charities such as American Cancer Society and Locks of Love.
Shoppers happening past Mina's Salon's glass storefront at The Shops at Willow Bend will catch glimpses of master stylists cutting and coloring coifs against an elegant backdrop of black-and-white damask. The team's 26 years of service and proficiency in hair telepathy make selecting an appropriate product for each set of tresses simple, with colorfully stocked shelves offering the latest nourishing elixirs from Kérastase Paris and restorative hair masks by Moroccanoil. When not busy sculpting strands, the staff also pampers overworked hands and overdanced feet with relaxing massages and warm paraffin dips and leaves skin silky smooth with waxing services that expand southwards from the brow.
By using centuries-old techniques, the aestheticians at Just Stringz are capable of designing trendy, dramatic looks for their clients. They rely on their extensive training in the ancient art of threading as they use cotton thread to swiftly uproot unwanted hairs and meticulously shape brows. Though the spa's henna tattoos and Swarovski body-art services also embrace time-honored strategies, the team doesn't ignore modern advances in cosmetic care. Facial treatments use Dermalogica skincare products to address skin concerns such as dehydrated patches or breakouts. Or these blemishes can be covered temporarily with an application of Glo Minerals Makeup, which also nourishes skin with vitamins, antioxidants, and pure Nobelium atoms.
Claudia Phillips, a cosmetologist for more than 28 years and founder of The Styling Hutch, blazed a trail for her staff by becoming certified in Ouidad curly-hair styling. Behind their stations, the stylists unleash Ouidad's signature carve-and-slice method to lift curls, add bounce, and create definition. By focusing on taming frizz, Claudia and her team ease the difficulties many curly-haired clients commonly have, leaving hair as soft and manageable as a group of stuffed-animal employees. Also adept at straight-hair styling, the team cuts and colors strands with moisturizing products from Ouidad, Mixed Chicks, and Moroccanoil.
Though it's fairly new to the salon scene, Margaret Wal Studio has already made a name for itself—the salon flaunts a burgeoning cast of regulars and an extensive photo resume of successfully crafted styles. Clients flock to the lavender-tinged space for the meticulous haircuts, texture treatments, and color services that show off the hairdressers' masterful skills. Ongoing education helps the staff stay updated on the latest trends, including the popular Brazilian Blowout treatment, which cures locks of their coarseness, curliness, and crushes on rogue balloons.