Chopping locks at more than 3,000 locations throughout North America, Great Clips employs an army of stylists that stays on top of trends with a rigorous ongoing training program. In addition to leveraging products from Redken, Matrix, and American Crew, they call on Great Clips' own Solutions and Tea Tree lines to beautify manes faster than a lion tamer brandishing a shampoo-dipped whip. Your convenient, hassle-free walk-in cut can be made even easier if you check in with the company’s mobile-phone app, which can cut down wait time and save precious minutes that could be better spent running errands or hypnotizing mice to run your errands for you.
Hilson Beauty Salon's licensed stylists and knowledgeable nail techs meticulously pamper exteriors with mani-pedis, stylish cuts, and silkifying conditioning treatments. As the stylists trim locks, they educate patrons on ways to style their new look and the most effective methods for counseling split ends into reconciling. During pedicures, guests recline on a massage chair as their toes luxuriate in a frothy soak before an expert aesthetician exfoliates calluses and dry skin with a scrub. Once they've groomed and hydrated cuticles, they'll prime digit canvases with a colorful application of chip-free Shellac or OPI polish before adorning them with nail art that is as elegant as a sculpture of Emily Post made from roofing spikes.
Rocks Blow Dry Bar is a salon with no scissors. Hair clippings have never graced its floors, and its sinks have never touched a drop of hair color. That's because Rocks Blow Dry Bar specializes in one simple, yet essential service: the blow dry. Whether they're there to freshen up for a night on the town or simply bask in the massage-like relaxation of a professional shampoo, visitors to Rocks Blow Dry Bar walk in with languishing locks and emerge in less than an hour with a shiny, tossable style customized to their tastes, whether it's voluminous and curly, stick straight, or a theoretical quantum state between the two. Beyond a standard wash and dry, stylists can add deep-conditioning treatments and soothing scalp massages, and even deck out clients with formal updos and makeup applications for upscale events.
As many parents of curious children can attest, it takes more than a pair of scissors and a spare half hour to become a salon artist. This is especially true when taking on one of the most time-consuming services a salon can offer: strand-by-strand hair extensions. The stylists at Luxury Tress The Salon specialize in this meticulous art, armed with their brand of Hott Links strand extensions, which are made of human hair in 32 colors for a natural look or a vibrantly colored statement. The stylists also revamp ‘dos with cuts, color treatments, and hair-restoration services to help heal locks damaged by the sun, an incredibly amateurish barber.
A team of talented specialists inhabits Cypress Creek Hair & Nail Salon, gliding across the checkerboard floor with hair dryers, scissors, and nail files in hand. Master hair designer J. J. Sharon snips sculptured cuts and arranges locks into elegant updos, and licensed cosmetologist Laura Ellis frames faces in shimmering highlights. Manager Caroline Boothe captains the hair-removal and nail departments, expertly sculpting eyebrows using ancient threading techniques and decorating nails with durable Shellac polish as clients recline in cushy black pedicure chairs.
Hairstylist Matenna Kouyateh primps diverse tresses at Luxury Tress The Salon. With bundles of natural human hair, she makes locks longer and fuller. She can also braid them one tiny section at a time, letting them hang loose or sweeping them up into a mohawk. But before Matenna does anything to a do, she treats scalps to help hair stay thick, strong, and resilient against the tugs of tower-climbing princes.