Joined by more than their salon’s name, stylists Jón and Alan have spent more than two decades refining their skills side by side. Today, the duo passes on their knowledge to the stylists on their team, teaching them the tricks of the trade as they cut, color, and add texture to hair. When they aren’t watching over their stylists or juggling combs dipped in barbicide and lit on fire, they check in on the spa’s technicians, who soothe their clients’ skin with resurfacing facials, chemical peels, and relaxing massages.
All of the salon’s custom skin and scalp treatments draw on Aveda's world-renowned arsenal of plant-based products. Guided by socially conscious principles for more than 30 years, Aveda produces a full line of natural beauty products carried at nearly 7,000 salons and spas. Popular products such as Shampure shampoo and witch-hazel hair spray deliver on Aveda's commitment to well-rounded earthly beauty with eco-friendly packaging cradling ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants.
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.
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When it came time for Leticia Smith to pick a career, she decided to follow in her parents' footsteps and started Universal Hair Studio. She excels at a wide range of services, from basic cuts to more intensive treatments—striving at all times to highlight the client's best attributes. In addition to trimming and styling hair, she layers in highlights and massages in relaxers to release and straighten curls.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Shampoo, blow-dry, Titanium press-out
Brands Used: Design, Chi, Straight Request
Time is short and hairstyles often take a lot of upkeep, but Rootz offers a few simple solutions. All the hair treatments here are quick-fix services, meant for those unkempt stretches between haircut appointments or when you can't get to your regular salon. The helpful treatments include root touchups, gloss treatments, toner, and if you've got time to spare, even balayage highlights. The team serves wine or tea during every service, which makes the experience of getting your brows, lips, or chin threaded more comfortable. The free do-it-yourself blow-dry station is another way services stay speedy, helping anyone quickly style their own hair or feel a rush of hot air just for the heck of it.
Massage therapist Lora Patterson relies on massage therapy as a medium of transformation. Specializing in neuromuscular, Swedish, hot stone, reflexology, and trigger point therapy, Patterson believes in educating her clients while easing tensions and relieving their chronic pains. A graduate of Southeastern Institute's Massage Therapy Program in December 2009, she boasts more than three years of experience in various modalities and currently services clients inside Angie & Co.