The fire-truck-red brick exterior of Mane Attractions Hair Studio invites heads of hair for remodeling within a spacious, studio-style salon. Wielded by master stylist Kristi Howell, a Joico deep-conditioning mask steeps manes for 20 minutes in hydrating nourishment and dives deep into strands to strengthen and repair hair damaged from over-styling, cold weather, or drying off in the microwave. To top off the treatment, the stylist corrals the warm breeze of a blow-dryer to bequeath coifs with a polished style. The studio recommends that heads sport the deep-conditioning mask up to two times per month, depending on the severity of the hair’s dryness.
Reopened in 2010, the Meadowthorpe Cafe is a quaint cafe with maple-colored wood floors, soft yellow walls, and booths constructed from fresh butter. The menu hangs over the cozy dining room, prophesying the day’s offerings of veggie-stuffed omelets, meatloaf, and buttered grits. Meadowthorpe Cafe's signature dish is the bacon, egg, and cheese Spaulding burger, a delicacy book-ended by a freshly-baked Spaulding donut.
Shear Pleasure Hair Salon's adept coiffure coach, with decades of experience, snips and styles tresses to complement each hair-carrier’s facial structure and lifestyle. Thirsty locks drink in a deep-conditioning treatment, which works to soften strands, improve hair health, and prevent curls from being accidentally repurposed as Brillo pads. Then, the stylist lightens up heavy hair with a new, dramatic cut, clean up scruffy layers with a trim, or simply tickle unruly frizz into submission. Optionally, choose between all-over color or full, feature-framing highlights to revive hair hues.
A full-service hair salon boasting an adept staff of coiffure crafters, Touché assists in transforming noodle nests from disheveled to dashing. Using only the highest quality products, such as Redken, Pureology, Moroccan Oil, and Sebastian, stylists offer first-rate services at five different levels of experience. Tame an overgrown tress mess with a women's cut and style ($33–$54), or shape up limp scalp spaghetti with a men's cut ($20–$37). Coifs can intensify their stars, stripes, or neon streaks with full highlights ($69–$91), and a matching eyelash tint adds a suitably stylish wink ($24). Silence the face’s screams for sleekness with an eyebrow, lip, or chin wax ($15 each). A comfortable atmosphere marinated in stone, wood, and stainless-steel fixtures, as well as colorfully accented walls, provides a pleasantly placid locale for pampering tussled follicles after an afternoon of chasing tornadoes with reckless abandon.
As the owners tell it, Cha Cha's was opened "in direct response to the 'mega spas' and assembly-line salons of the last several years," and they’ve designed it to be "a throwback to the old barbershops and salons." Specifically, they want to capture the high level of customer service that defined shops of previous generations. Personal attention, carefully crafted styles, and hot-lather shaves are de rigueur. There’s also a nostalgic feel to the shop's quirky décor: they have a cigarette machine that dispenses candy and on the walls are Old Hollywood glamor shots, taken so long ago the Hollywood sign had only lowercase letters. The hairstyles themselves don’t have to be old-fashioned, though: the salon portfolio is lined with pictures of pink hair, half-shaved heads, and trendily executed tamer do's.
Skin serves as the body's first defense against the elements, and aesthetician Susan Mefford helps clients reward it for its loyal service. At Susan E's Skin Care Studio, she mends daily wear and tear with powerful facials that use traditional techniques, such as exfoliation and facial massage, as well as more advanced technology, including ultrasound technology, photo rejuvenation, and traveling skin back through time to its childhood.