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 Skin & Spa 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 cosmetics, brow and lash tinting, lash perming, and Brazilian waxes.
Helmed by certified physician Richard Parfitt, AestheticA Skin Health Center staffs a squad of experienced medical professionals all skilled at the art of hair eradication using the concentrated heat of a high-power Intense Pulsed Light laser. IPL is known to reduce hair in a virtually pain-free procedure that some have said is less painful than waxing or whittling with a dull stick. The included initial consultation (a $30 value) takes about 30 minutes, with the procedure itself lasting roughly 15 to 30 minutes per session. AestheticA's experienced, licensed staff will do its best to make customers feel comfortable in a relaxing spa-like environment. Laser therapy can ensure a relentlessly smooth surface that won't compromise times at the human-dolphin relay leg of the upcoming swim meet.
Classic and modern hairstyles abound inside Salon Retro, with stylists busy trimming, coloring, perming, and braiding hair. Away from the whirl of blow-dryers and friendly chatter, private rooms host clients during relaxing massages. The salon’s nail technicians finish off manicures with a choice of polish, and can paint on artistic designs such as polka dots or the client’s phone number in Braille.
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.