Tara Weld opened Hair Divine, LLC after she trained with the Paul Mitchell education system. It’s since become an established salon emphasizing modern styles—the professional staff members share 24 years of experience in the beauty industry and they channel every day of that time into each of their hair and body enhancements. Using KMS California and Paul Mitchell products, they can craft and style haircuts that flaunt vibrant colors like the king of Candyland flaunts his crown made of Skittles. You can also head to Hair Divine for make-up and waxing services; Tara, herself a licensed massage therapist as well as stylist, performs Swedish, hot stone, and prenatal massages.
Megan Renee Beck and April Felty of Rebel Angels Hair Studio add feather hair extensions to their existing plethora of colorizing and keratin treatments. Upon choosing their desired plumage, clients placidly recline for 30 minutes as a beauty specialist crimps the adornments into place, allowing them to be styled along with the natural strands. Maintenance includes a one-time resetting or removal of the quills for clients in need of general upkeep or a reprieve from roosting cockatiels.
When it comes to lasers, one size (or wavelength) does not fit all. Recognizing that no single laser could effectively perform every treatment available, licensed aesthetician Lisa Corbit seeks out beams from top manufacturers to find the best tool for each job. The Candela Smoothbeam 1450 (acne), Hoya ConBio C6 (tattoo removal), Candela Vbeam (rosacea and scars), Candela Gentle YAG (hair removal), and other top-notch beams stand ready to address aesthetic concerns or simply sit there looking science-y when Corbit calls upon them.
Extreme Tanning has more than 15 booth options, allowing clients to customize tans to their desired specifications. The arsenal of booths includes names such as Heartland, Ergoline, and Matrix, all with different bulb and wattage settings. The shop also has a standup Mystic Tan machine that uses a spray potion to evenly cover bodies in a rich bronze. Extreme Tanning also has stand-up, bronzing, and high pressure tanning beds.
A young boy sits atop a yellow motorcycle, his hair falling in shaggy wisps across his forehead. He looks down at the speedometer and makes gleeful revving noises, his focus on the machine rendering him oblivious to the woman quickly snipping off his hair. So transpires a typical salon appointment at Shear Fun, where a team of friendly stylists grooms boys and girls alike within an imaginative, colorfully decorated space.
The cheery yellow walls and smiling staff coax forth smiles from even the most apprehensive of young visitors, making them comfortable as they snuggle into vehicle-shaped chairs. The team performs various salon services, including styling hair, installing feather extensions, and bestowing first haircuts upon youngsters. In their spa, visitors enjoy services such as pedicures, mother-daughter manicures, and BFF mani-pedis for those who have not yet been betrothed to a prince or princess.
After stylists Cathy Sturm and Angi Snodgrass opened their salon, they dubbed it the Cass & Company Salon to foreground the importance of their entire team. The tight-knit crew, designated level 4 to level 1 stylists, hone their techniques at workshops held across the country and even teach new talent on site.
Within the chic space, the stylists cut, color, and retexturize locks, fortifying strands with helpings of earth-friendly Aveda or Gage for Men products. They do their work next to the salon’s vibrant tangerine walls and under a ceiling lofty enough to allow someone to fly a kite beneath it. Elsewhere in the salon, nail technicians perform thorough manicures, and massage therapists administer deep-tissue massages in private rooms.