Shuku was still a high schooler when she earned her hair styling licence. Over the following years Shuku accumulated more certifications and diplomas—including one from L’Oréal France—collecting skills in haircutting, hair colouring, permanent makeup, and airbrush makeup that she continually fortifies with continuing-education programs. Shuku’s creativity, artistry, and passion for colour and shape are evidenced not only by her career, but also by the walls of her salon and spa, which showcase her oil paintings and balsamic paintings.
Stylists at Ruffles Hair Design and Beauty Salon, which has been in business for more than 45 years, know that a new hairdo can completely influence the way a person sees themselves, and even their whole lives. They know that when someone goes through a big change, like getting a new job or leaving the Jenga tower they've been living in for years, a new haircut is often the way they want to commemorate that change. And the stylists are completely undaunted by this. Instead, they're eager to create bold new looks after in-depth consultations. They complete makeovers with mani-pedis and waxes.
A mod chandelier hangs over the salon counter like a crystal earring, casting a honey glow on steel-grey floors and walls the colour of marshmallows. Amid these cozy accents, Beauty Now's skilled stylists snip away split ends and gild strands with high-end Goldwell colour products. But hair styling is just one strand in the salon's ample coif. Rounding out Beauty Now's 2,000-square-foot space is a facial-waxing studio where staff remove hair from upper lips and brows.
Within the taupe-hued surroundings of Fraiche Salon, comfy black styling chairs stare into wood-rimmed mirrors, in which client's reflections transform during a variety of salon services. Along with haircuts and styles, highlights add streaks of vibrant colour to 'dos, and hair-straightening treatments leave manes stronger, shinier, and with the strength and elasticity to deflect oncoming boomerangs. Additionally, facials and waxing refresh visages and skin, and a kaleidoscope of packages such as Girls? Night Out, Working Girl De-Stress, and Me, Me, Me, Me blend several treatments into a single session.
Ben Sharifian's passion for hairstyling led him across the world: North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Along the way, he's picked up tips and tricks to style all types and textures of men's and women's hair. He begins by consulting with clients, discussing their needs in order to design haircuts that will fit their personalities and lifestyles. Ben's skill set lies in not only crafting sleek cuts and natural-looking highlights, but also in dyeing hair wild, bright coluors and shaving intricate designs into men's hair.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular service: Haircut, blowouts, coloring, and mani-pedis
Pro Tip: Runway Hair Studio is an upscale Salon. Your one-stop-shop for all your hair & skin care needs.
Brands Used: Dermalogica, Tigi Reborn, British Hair, Macadamia, Agave
Runway Hair Studio's staff takes their haircare services pretty seriously. They arrange their menu by each staff member's title, with cuts and blow dries available from everyone from the salon's artistic director on down to the stylists. They manipulate hair like master sculptors, adding waves, smoothing frizz, and color-correcting. They also specialize in removing hair completely?their list of waxing services covers the entire body, from eye brows to legs, front to back, stomach to anti-stomach. They round out visits with treats such as manicures, customized facials, and professional make-up application.