More than three decades ago, Shapers Hair Salon & Spa was tucked into a 1,000-square foot studio. Today, the salon’s crew of accomplished stylists sprawl out over 2,300 square feet, snipping locks in the natural light that streams through floor-to-ceiling windows and keeps vampires at bay. In addition to crafting new cuts with scissors, they can also transform manes with brand-new hues, highlights, and Hotheads hair extensions.
The spalon’s aestheticians tend to the other elements of a polished appearance with nail services, including basic polish, Shellac, or gel manicures. They also banish unwanted fuzz with facial waxing or electrolysis.
Most Popular Service: 45-
or 65-minute Footbar massage
Brands Used: Custom designed spa products, made locally, vegan, natural.
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Arrive 10 minutes early for your service. [Wear] comfortable clothing [and] pants that can be rolled to the knee.
Working out of Shapers Hair Salon & Spa, Sara Wallis boasts an impressive résumé: top of her class at the Blanche Macdonald Centre, and apprenticeships with Jon Paul Holt and Vidal Sassoon. Sara's education continues to this day, where she focuses on mastering the most current trends in haircutting, such as just doing it the same way as that popular TV person. Clients find comfort under Sara's assured hands, surrounded by the salon's stylish decor, a blend of polished hardwood and deep earth tones.
In the heart of wine country, serenity blooms in Heaven on Earth Spa as tranquil sounds atmospherically cuddle with the aromas of essential oils. Robed bodies and slippered feet pad past the lobby fireplace, where an ornate mantle exudes grandeur without needing to show off its youth field-hockey trophies. Rich hardwood flooring cuts a path to private rooms where aestheticians' equipment couples with rows of ilike organic lotions and serums that contain no artifical colors or animal by-products. Leather pedicure chairs cradle backsides as feet soak in a warm bath then luxuriate in extras such as massage and paraffin. While all the spa's treatments are designed for all bodies, men can also take in special services designed to coddle such typically male conditions as sports-worn feet, razor-burned faces, and griller's elbow.
Bolstered by Aveda products and training, Total E'Clips Salon & Spa is a hub for body-wide pampering and beauty services for the hair, skin, and hands. Aveda products lend their beautifying properties to each client's treatment and carry a commitment to incorporating naturally derived ingredients from around the world, such as lavender from Bulgaria. The salon's online appointment booker allows clients to easily schedule any treatment offered, such as body waxing, a restorative six-hour spa package, or bridal-hairstyling sessions, which toast to the big day with champagne and the brainstorming of witty one-liners to replace "I do."
Practice makes perfect at Loyal Hair Therapy. Before snipping a single strand of hair, each new stylist goes through the salon's 50-week advanced education program. The program includes hands-on instruction with a senior stylist, written examinations, and final tests in all areas of professional hairdressing. Stylists continue to further their skills after completing the program by attending classes, seminars, and advanced academies. Beyond their training, they also pay close attention to fashion trends, from emerging celebrity hairstyles to the number of hairs needed to pull off a perfect ponytail.