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.
Board-certified cosmetologist Melanie Day specializes in curly hair at You've Got Curls & Hair Loss Center, where she gladly welcomes customers for hair consultations and services. She uses certified-organic colors and products and pays close attention to the hair textures of her clients for personalized looks. In addition to texture management, volumetric haircuts, and color treatments, she also offers non-surgical hair-loss replacement.
The staff at Kasa Salon—which includes a master stylist, Redken educator, licensed aesthetician, and former head stylist for the Miss Kentucky pageant—lets its experience speak for itself when performing an array of salon and spa services. Bioelements skincare products fuel 11 signature facial treatments, and products from Matrix, Redken, and Morroconoil help in creating chic cuts and frizz-free blowouts.
Lexington native Holly Plunkett and her team at Ms. Holly’s Barber Shop lavish their mostly male clientele with traditional barbershop services that hark back to the 1960s. Clippers with a vacuum attachment whisk away loose hairs to prevent itchy skin, and barbers attend to details such as eyebrows, ear hair, and milk mustaches. Deeply committed to personal service, they'll also travel as far as Georgetown and Winchester to trim the locks of homebound clients.
Light streams in through Salon on Plaza, glinting off zebra-print chairs and a framed portrait of Marilyn Monroe posing coquettishly. It is inside these comfortably elegant confines where master stylist Alicia Riggs harnesses her decade of experience to pamper clients with haircuts, highlights, and straightening treatments. She also wields OPI nail polish when treating clients to manicures, pedicures, or innovative red clown noses.
As an educator for Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy, Meghan Southworth knows the ins and outs of straightening hair. She showcases her re-texturing talents at Bombshell Salon, where she makes over locks with highlights and fresh cuts as well. The master stylist is also a certified Lavish Lashes eyelash extension specialist, and can expertly remove unwanted facial fuzz and lingering milk mustaches during waxing services.