Although many people choose to share their interests in a casual setting, stylist Lauren Coyle shares hers professionally. At Identity Salon, she specializes in reshaping clients' hair with custom cuts and blowouts, or giving strands a sun-kissed sheen with coloring and foil highlights. And yet Lauren doesn't just transform existing hair—she also applies Hotheads hair extensions, which are made from real human hair.
It sure isn't hard to spot Studio 5 Hair Design from the street with the business's vibrant green and orange color scheme. The funky color scheme continues inside, where guests walk past bright-orange walls to get to hot-pink rooms, on the way passing the murals of swirling fluorescent hues that cover entire walls. It's all accented by mod mirrors, pink shag rugs, and mismatched neon furniture that plays up the already daring decor and suggests the adventurous taste of the boutique's stylists.
Here, men get mohawks, and women get cuts and updos, not to mention facials that prime their skin for the work of a makeup artist. Plush pedicure chairs let patrons rest their feet in whirlpools while they decide on a holographic design or try to say the word "yawn" in their heads without yawning. The team's hygiene practices keep guests as healthy as they do beautiful.
The professional team of stylists at Escape Salon and Spa tames unruly tresses with the plant-derived Brazilian Blowout Zero. The treatment requires no formaldehyde, relying instead upon plant-based KeraSafe to introduce essential amino acids to the hair. Tress tamers gently scrub scalps with a clarifying shampoo, washing away hair-product residue, oils, and climbing princes, and then apply the formula. The protein dives deep into the cuticle, with stylists maneuvering blow-dryers and flatirons to straighten out manes. Results can last up to 12 weeks.
A mother-daughter team runs the show at C'ilk Styling. If their salon feels much more homey than most salons, it might be because it’s in an actual home. With that asset, Cindy and Candis strive to relax clients as they get ready for their hair treatments. Then, they render cuts and conditionings, as well as full or partial highlights—the duo actually has certifications in different color techniques. Additionally, the salon carries organic and aromatherapy retail products.
On LaRouge Salon’s website, stylist Jodi Hoover explains her fascination with hair extensions: “You can sit down in a chair feeling one way and in a matter of a couple hours feel like an entire new woman.” Her Euro So.Cap. certification allows her to perform this service in-house, in which she adds instant length and volume to tresses. Jodi also treats her clients to modern cuts and helps eliminate frizz with Brazilian blowout treatments.