Originally an interior designer and color coordinator, Nisha realized she was meant to design hair when her cousin's makeup artist fell ill the day of her wedding and Nisha stepped in to save the day. She already had the fundamentals??her interior design experience taught her to listen to the client, visualize the whole picture, and customize. It's now 20 years since that wedding and Nisha's still at it at Nisha's Salon. She's hand picked a team of aestheticians and stylists, and together they design and color hair in a way that embellishes each client's individual features such as the shape of their face and the color of their eyes. They also offer facials, waxing, and makeup.
Within the confines of Alex Burton Salons, Christina trims, teases, and styles tresses. She has been in the salon industry for more than three decades and specializes in color correction treatments that hide the evidence of dye-job mishaps or highlights that attract lovesick zebras. Christina also adds volume and bounce to hair, or "cheveux" in French, with perms or smoothes out frizz with straightening treatments.
Ebony is a skilled stylist with more than 13 years of experience, which she puts to use when pampering clients at Salon Phenomenal Woman. In her eyes, every woman who walks through her salon door is phenomenal, and it's her personal mission to bring that out through custom cut and color services. Guests may also request luxurious eyelash extensions, which offer a voluminous look without the mess of mascara.
As the name suggests, Bonnie Conley is all about hair—but not just the look. Bonnie’s intention is always to preserve hair’s integrity and health. That’s why she and her staff rely on European Aloxxi products, which are completely free of harmful parabens and sulfates. In addition to offering men’s and women’s cut and color treatments, Bonnie is also a master barber and stylist.
Imagine losing all of your hair—what would that do to your self-confidence and quality of life? With the belief that hair is much more than a fashion accessory, Untourage Salon Retreat owner Tanissa Carmon uses custom-fitted cranial hair prostheses to help clients to feel good about their appearance when dealing with hair loss, whether due to illness or heredity.
This dedication to giving people peace of mind also shows in Tanissa's other salon services, which range from stylish cuts to smoothing keratin treatments to seamless extensions—all of which begin with a complimentary consultation to determine each client's preferred look and salon nickname. As clients settle into cozy styling chairs, the 800-square-foot space reverberates with the sounds of experienced stylists snipping, smoothing, and lengthening 'dos backed by a soundtrack of instrumental jazz music.
For more than two decades, hairstylist André "Dré" Netters has adhered to one beauty goal above all else: to provide clients with hairstyles that can be easily recreated without compromising the integrity of their hair. And as a Toni & Guy graduate, master educator, and childhood-doll hairstylist, the New Orleans native has been able to continually achieve this goal using the latest trends and techniques. Dré sculpts men's and women's manes with services ranging from precision cuts to silk wraps that employ Affirm and Design Essentials products. To customize her services to each customer, Dré also employs specialized services, from hair replacement to treatments for irritated scalps.