Kay’s Salon backs its hair services with top-shelf products from Redken, Thermafuse, and Wisconsin-made Asti. Stylists keep sharper than a pair of shears with a PhD, attending bi-annual conferences to bone up on the latest style trends and techniques, including coloring coifs with organic, vegan, and gluten-free products.
Keith Zimmerman began cutting hair more than three decades ago, when big curls and feathered flips were all the rage. Though he has seen hairstyles come and go in the years since, Keith has never wavered in his commitment to attend regular training seminars and courses. At Keith’s Haircenter, he oversees a staff of certified Redken stylists who follow his lead in attending regional and national shows to stay abreast of new trends. The salon arranges these stylists into three tiers depending on their experience, though every last one of them can design a look inspired by your distinctive style or your favorite president’s facial hair.
Nestled inside of Sola Salon Studios, Infinique Cosmetic Skin Treatments gussies up gents and beautifies belles with a host of different spa and skin-based services, often with a twist. For instance, rather than turn to conventional hair removal methods like waxing, Infinque uses Nufree, a botanical product that produces less pain during treatments. They kick microdermabrasion up by one whole notch with Skinmaster technology. Skinmaster not only exfoliates like traditional microdermabrasion, but it also gives lift to the skin by adding machine and electrical energy. Infinique rounds off its menu of services with a full complement of customized facials, pain-controlled permanent make up applications, brow and lash tinting, lash perming, and Brazilian waxes.
Retro Salon's team of savvy stylists and aestheticians fete mod maidens and gents with customized cuts for all hair types, efficient facial waxes, and quick tonal-transformations in the comfy, nostalgia-tinged confines. Cleanse your skull rug with a shampoo ($3), then bump up your coiffure quotient with a haircut (up to $15) and style ($7) to sculpt your unruly strands into a highly photogenic mane. With the second package, clients can defuzz their forehead curtains with an eyebrow wax ($10), increase the aerodynamics of long-winded lectures with a lip wax ($5), or deforest mandible ecosystems with a chin wax ($5). Two 20-minute tanning sessions in the Vitamin D-heavy virtual sun booth will impart a beach-like glow ($6 each), while the after-tan lotion will moisturize bone closets and help your new hue maintain its dazzling appearance in time for high school reunions or face-offs with bronze statues ($3).
Two levels of stylists pace around the spinning chairs at Heads of Time Salon, a full-service salon whose name reflects an ability to accommodate clients of all ages and a penchant for styles that transcend current fads. Themed rooms cater to customers of all persuasions, from the male room—with its snacks and televised sports—to a tiny-tot territory complete with a play area and a high-pitched barbershop quartet. As little hands and feet indulge in kiddie mani-pedis, their grown-up counterparts next door select from a salon menu that includes makeup, waxing, hair, and nail services that call upon products from brands such as OPI and Redken.
The staff at Truly Hair Salon whips unruly strands into shape with high-end products by John Amico and Beauty Control. A skilled stylist can administer a swift bang trim, or fully recalibrate hair circuitry with a conditioning treatment, a scissors cut, and bold custom color. Guests may also solicit the salon's nailcare services for a Shellac mani-pedi, which lasts roughly two weeks without chipping, fading, or complaining about the weather.
At Rock Paper Scissors, owner Star Marquardt knows a good hairstyle shouldn't just leave her client's looking good, it should let them leave feeling confident about the heath of their hair and the techniques used to make it look its best. That's why she favors hair care products by Intelligent Nutrients, which are petro-chemical free, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, and paraben-free and is one of the only 100 % USDA certified organic haircare products on the market. When creating new hair hues, the Certified Master Colorist favors low-ammonia formulations from Alpha Parf, which shade tresses with professional results, but cause less damage than their high-ammonia counterparts. Deep conditioners and keratin-infused solutions also help Star re-hydrate hair left dry from over-styling or under-watering, giving the licensed stylist a healthy, hairy canvas as she creates a new cut, blow-dry style, or special-occasion up-do.