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Salon Alexander owner Ashley Stone might look familiar. That's because she—or, rather, her alter ego, Blondie—was the runner-up in the Oxygen network's second season of Hair Battle Spectacular, in which hairstylists competed to create the best larger-than-life fantasy hairdos. Stone has shared her hair beauty tips on Elle Girl's website and appeared on the Hot 93.7 radio show to discuss her interest in modern art, which is the driving force behind her avant-garde style.

Together with her team, Stone combines her extensive experience and passion for art and fashion to transform her clients with a variety of services, including specialty coloring, makeup, and eyelash extensions. The stylists at her sister company, Beauty Entourage, travel to the churches, homes, or low-hovering spaceships of brides-to-be to beautify them for their big day. The mobile crew has earned one of The Knot's Best Makeup Artists & Hair awards.

Committed to developing beauty beyond the surface level, Stone participates in charity events. You also might have caught her WTNH 8 interview promoting a charity event that benefited Wigs for Kids, which provides specialized wigs for children who have lost their hair because of medical conditions.

32B Fenn Rd.
Newington,
Connecticut
US

Unlike the playground game it takes its name from, Rock Paper Scissors Hair Salon has nothing to do with competition. Instead, the staff members—who have more than 35 years of combined experience—emphasize cooperation as they work closely with their clients to craft personalized looks with their extensive assortment of hair services. Inside the modern and sleek salon, in which red fixtures dangle like stalactites, the stylists work their magic with high-end products from Goldwell, L'Oréal, Simply Smooth, and Moroccanoil. The team also encourages clients to enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, wine, or their choice of a high-five or bear hug—but customers must supply the bear.

2435 Berlin Turnpike
Newington,
CT
US

At Envy Hair Salon, services come without attitude as stylists work with clients to find a flattering style. Owner Nichole Vega creates a laidback environment, replete with neutral walls and wood-framed mirrors that reflect expert cuts and color treatments. Also included in their list of services are airbrush tanning and massage therapy.

39 Market Sq.
Newington,
CT
US

Located inside Sun-Rayz Tanning, Derick Steven Hair Studio offers haircuts for men, women, and kids. The savvy stylists also update tresses with partial or full highlights as well as perms. Special occasions get an extra dose of glamour after the stylists create special looks such as braided updos with buns or cascading curls.

2188 Berlin Turnpike
Newington,
CT
US

located in the scenic Unionville district of Farmington a posh environmental blend of warm naturalistic and trendy industrial, is unlike any salon in northern CT. With huge skylights, plant life, oversized mirrors and the soul of the most relaxing ultra-lounge , ZINC truly reinvents the salon formula in the 21st century

45 South Main Street
Farmington,
CT
US

Most people who claim that their biggest clients are fictional characters are either liars or lawyers. But hairstylist Kim Difato has the pictures to prove it. The 20-year beauty-industry veteran has lent her styling chops to beloved characters from theatrical productions of Guys and Dolls, Sweeney Todd, Miracle on 34th Street, and Chicago, in between stints styling fashionable hairdos for weddings, editorial shoots, and video productions. Her modern sensibilities and deft fashion skills merge to create artistic cuts and styles, vibrant colors, and Keratin Complex smoothing treatments that help manes to go from manic to manageable in two to three hours.

45 South Main Street
Farmington,
CT
US