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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 Tpke
Newington,
CT
US

International Institute of Cosmetology founder Carmelo Gugliotti began his career as a professional hairdresser when he was 16. He gradually built his passion into a successful business, entering international competitions and earning leadership positions within multiple cosmetology groups. Now supported by his beauty-minded family—including his wife and three sons—Gugliotti trains stylists and aestheticians in rigorous, accredited courses.

As part of their training, students offer a full menu of hair, nail, and spa services that incorporates Wella coloring and Dermalogica skincare products. Instructors supervise each treatment to ensure pupils don’t disregard protocol or use their untutored genius to make clients too beautiful for this world.

632 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield,
CT
US

The stylists at Hair Works Family Hair Care have seen it all. That comes with the territory when you work at a salon that caters to every member of the family—men, women, children, and Alfs. Their service menu is as varied as their client list; elite designer cuts transform shaggy manes into sleek hairdos, and professional keratin treatments straighten strands to make styling a cinch. Color retouches, highlights, and toners are also on the docket, as are permanent waves.

1281 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield,
CT
US

Eurides Lajan needs only a small bottle to fix her clients hair-raising problems. Eurides tames unwanted curls, removing about 65-75% of the curl, and excessive frizz with bottled keratin treatments, such as the Kerafusion formula, which is not tested on animals. She also offers eye-catching highlights and haircuts that range from classic pixie cuts to jagged layers, perfect for those impersonating a circular saw.

1960 Silas Deane Hwy
Rocky Hill,
CT
US

International Hair Salon first opened its doors in 1984. To this day, its stylists sculpt dos with products by Bumble and bumble. and Moroccanoil. The latter contains antioxidant-rich argan oil that strengthen tresses and adds shine. Stylists also add length and volume to locks with Great Lengths hair extensions, which are made with human hair rather than synthetic strands or spaghetti noodles.

1845 Silas Deane Hwy
Rocky Hill,
CT
US

While one staffer carefully draws on an intricate henna tattoo, another uses two twisted threads to cleanly remove unwanted facial hair. This is the Threading & Henna Salon, where the team specializes in Indian beauty services, including herbal facials. The licensed aestheticians are also experts in waxing and makeup applications, which they can tailor to a night out, a wedding, or an afternoon black-tie barbecue.

276 Park Rd
West Hartford,
CT
US