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.
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.
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.
Wielding high-quality products by renowned brands such as Kevin Murphy, Kérastase, and Schwarzkopf, stylists snip, style, and straighten tresses in the comfortably upscale confines of Collin-Reymond Salon. Head-to-toe mirrors sit in front of each cushy leather treatment chair, allowing clients to follow their own metamorphosis. The newly inaugurated salon complements the style of its revamped customers with its decor, which brims with modern accents in the form of zebra-print rugs, ornate chandeliers, and paintings of vibrant red flowers that just had their petals professionally dyed by the staff.
Most artists are not used to seeing their masterpieces walk away. But the stylists at My Wax Lounge must say goodbye to their creations as their clients strut on to special events and their day-to-day activities sporting chic 'dos, highlights, and colors. The salon also specializes in waxing treatments to clear away unwanted hair or removing detritus after traveling crosstown via hayride.
Hairstylist Kristie Bevis works alongside the skilled hair and beauty specalists of Gypsy Parlour. When she isn't highlighting tresses or styling manes to look like celebrities in magazines or mug shots, Kristie is straightening locks with protein-rich keratin by Coppola.