The silver and gilt-edged mirrors of Salon O are pretty enough on their own. However, they're there to serve a purpose—reflecting the stylish hair designs of the salon's skilled stylists and color specialists. Stylists such as Erin Fargo transform manes into works of art with subtle ombre or reverse ombre color, sleek styles and cuts, and Babe hair extensions. They can also offer recommendations to improve the health and beauty of a client's hair, such as brushing it with an apple a day. As guests await appointments, they can sit beneath an elegant chandelier, peruse the salon's extensive selection of products, or ask stylists to regale them with tales of their 2010 Cut-A-Thon, in which the staff raised money for breast cancer research.
The skilled cleaning technicians know how to pamper cars, trucks, and SUVs; not only do they hand wash and wax exteriors, but they shampoo and steam clean floor mats, seats, and interior leather as well. To keep every nook and cranny clean, they vacuum interior crevices, steam clean carpets, and degrease wheel wells. They also deoxidize headlights and paint jobs to create a smooth finish and ensure that headlights can unblinkingly stare down police roadblocks.
Stylist Laura Van Dam draws from more than nine years of hair know-how at La Mode Salon, but her informal beauty education dates back even further. As a girl, she braided her sister's hair and experimented with different looks. She's learned a few tricks since then, now offering a full menu of designer cuts, highlighting services, and Brazilian blowout treatments. She stays on-trend with her skill set by attending regular continuing-education courses.
At Xtreme Beauty Hair Salon, amid potted plants and hardwood floors, stylist Victoria draws on years of hair styling experience to snip chic cuts and saturate strands with rich color. Patrons can also opt for treatments such as hair and eyelash extensions, teeth whitening, or keratin blowouts.
The hair-pampering pros at The Haircutters have trimmed locks and transformed outmoded manes for more than a quarter of a century. Unlike many salons, in which shampooing is a separate service, the team starts off every haircut and style by treating scalps to suds with handfuls of professional products from top brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Apart from the signature shampoo-and-cuts, the staff at The Haircutters also offers color and texturizing services. Redken color camp for men gets hombres’ heads looking good, and spiral perms cascade with curls. Devoted to client convenience, The Haircutters welcomes walk-ins seven days a week.
Using only a loop of cotton thread and a careful eye, the threading specialists at The Brow Shop lift away unwanted hair. They can shape brows into clean arches, defuzz any part of the face, and even thread the arms, leaving them smooth and bare. The process is well suited for sensitive skin, as it adheres directly to hairs rather than to the flesh that surrounds them. Visitors to the salon can also find powders and gels to tint the brows and hold them in place.