An Aveda concept salon, Denham & Company relies on top-notch service while slathering guests in a marinade of beautifying, botanically based products. Guests can nurture noodle nests with a women’s haircut ($40+) or men’s haircut ($28+) and conditioning treatment ($25+), as well as add a pigmented punch to specially selected strands with partial highlights ($60+). Waxing services are available to separate codependent brows ($16–$18) or to ensure faces ($40+), arms ($50), and legs ($40–$65) are as smooth as a saxophone’s soulful sound. Located in historic Market Square, Denham & Company fuses modern design accents with traditional architecture. The butter-colored walls and abundant greenery create a cozy and oxygen-filled environment, while rustic hardwood floors offer additional support to nonlevitating guests.
In the early 1960s, a young man dropped out of high school and got a job cutting hair at Saks Fifth Avenue. According to TribLive, he made $4.95 for his first haircut, and as this new job transformed into a burgeoning passion, he decided to sell his car to pay for tuition at Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. Philip Pelusi, this blue-collar boy with a modest past, eventually came to own 13 of his own salons, create signature hair and skincare product lines, and garner a slew of accolades, including being named one of the top 10 stylists in the country by InStyle magazine.
At Philip Pelusi Salons, each of the stylists specialize in Pelusi’s patented Volumetric haircutting method. Following architectural principles, the method takes face shape and hair texture into consideration as scissor snips carefully build from the bottom up to create a style that follows the hair’s natural growth pattern and preexisting electrical wiring. To complement this structural approach, the staff calls on Pelusi’s own line of eco-friendly, plant-derived salon formulas that are bolstered with sunscreens, proteins, and moisturizers to keep strands healthy. The salon magnate’s skincare and cosmetics formulas follow the same nourishing recipes and take a starring role in the salons’ menu of facials and makeup services.
A former model with 35 years of experience as a stylist and salon manager, Judy Petrigac knows a thing or two about makeovers. Over the years working with renowned stylists such as Arnold and Robert Zegarelli has helped Judy hone her craft and today she draws upon that experience to lead the team at Hair Images.
Though Judy's specialty is corrective color, the salon's hair services run the gamut from complimentary bang trims to permanent waves and foil highlights. She and her staff use products from brands such as Phyto and Wella to remodel tresses, and construct custom updos for weddings and other special events. Their skincare services, which employ Dermalogica products, are just as customized. Before treatments, aestheticians conduct face-mapping skin analyses to identify problem areas. Their facials then combat breakouts, dull skin, and signs of aging, depending on the client's needs and whether they prefer wearing a paper bag over their head. Clients can receive a full-on makeover by opting for waxing treatments, airbrush tanning sessions, and mani-pedis.
Inside The Barbers Inn's male-grooming lounge, talented hair cutters sculpt masculine styles out of all types of hair while upholding their goal of surrounding customers in a relaxing atmosphere. As they snip and shave, the barbers don professional attire including crisp white shirts, black pants, and neckties with a red, white, and blue design that harkens back to their respective internships as a barbershop pole. The staff can perform traditional cuts or creative looks including buzzed lighting bolts and arrows. They also participate in charitable programs with CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children.Flat-screen TVs entertain patrons during their services, while idling customers can settle scores at a pool table. The shop's minibar also treats each first-time customer to a complimentary beverage.
Premier Salon and Spa's stylists have studied hair and beauty in New York City, London, and Paris, but clients don't just come for the team's worldly talents—they also come for the view. Perched 11 stories high inside Macy's Department Store, the space features private styling rooms that offer exclusive peeks at the cityscape and the bald spots of passing pedestrians.
Wielding products from Aveda, Pureology, and Goldwell, the stylists fashion bold cuts and brilliant highlights—services that earned the salon multiple awards from Citysearch. Meanwhile, soothing ambient music fills private suites during massages, waxing services, and customized Dermalogica facials.
Comfort Zone Salon offers a diverse range of hair services including styling, coloring, bonding, and weaving. To complement new haircuts, stylists add touchups or all-over color using products by Joico and Framesi. They also craft bonded or sewn-in weaves from synthetic and human hair and twirl natural or supplementary strands into fashionable braids. To help clients attain more manageable manes, the salon offers chemical hair straightening and keratin smoothing treatments, which help relax hair that is overly frizzy or just over-caffeinated. Eyebrow shaping and makeup services round out the beautifying menu, and the salon also offers its services for bridal parties and other special occasions.