Salon 1219?s stylists wield their scissors and dyes in pursuit of each client?s own vision for their hair, from classic, conservative cuts to full-blown rock-star looks and anything in between. To give their styling and coloring services an edge, stylists each select their favorite products, such as Pravana, Neuma, Kevin Murphy, and Schwarzkopf. The salon?s vibe inspires current, creative looks, with a sunflower-yellow couch providing a dash of colorful relief against the consistently black-and-white interior. Local artwork punctuates the landscape, and clients can play ?Guess What Species This Periodical is About? when they open up People magazine.
Salon Surreal’s stylists and aestheticians frequently attend continuing-education and product-knowledge classes to ensure they style clients with the latest hair and skincare trends. Tone tresses with a cut and style ($45 for women, $30 for men), or try on a new color ($60). Waxing services ($12+) remove unwanted hair without resorting to using a mousetrap to remove strands one at a time, a custom facial ($80) revitalizes your brain’s outer appearance, and microdermabrasion treatments ($75 for 30 minutes) lessen fine lines.
Amid sleek hardwood floors and ornately bordered mirrors, Alice Meda and her fellow clipsters at Clipology Salon outfit domes with precision haircuts designed to flatter face shapes and hide third ears in a buoyant cascade of neatly trimmed layers. Alice also specializes in express keratin treatments, which pack the lock-smoothing, frizz-busting benefits of a full treatment into a shorter salon visit. Brimming with the proteins and medium-rare barrettes central to the follicular diet, the keratin formula tames curly or unmanageable hair, leaving strands smooth and straight. Keratin treatments shorten blow-dry and style times, allowing clients free to spend their mornings milking the coffee cow before work.