Hair stylist Darla of HairGuru719 can be found at her station inside Awesome Salon, cutting hair with the skills she’s learned over 20 years as a professional and several years as an amateur., Cutting hair "is all I remember wanting to do since I was really little," she said. "My mom told me that when I was about three, I got a hold of some clippers and shaved our Saint Bernard." It didn't stop there. She and a friend played a lot of beauty shop, during which Darla couldn't resist actually cutting her friend's hair with safety scissors. It was only a matter of time before she became a professional, and today, Darla continues to customize stylish cuts and colors for clients.
Within a renovated church, owner Sarah Kendall styles hair with the skills that made her an educator for TIGI, Phyto, and Kydra. A plaster angel reminiscent of the Winged Victory of Samothrace hangs illumined on the salon's golden walls, hovering over spacious styling stations fully equipped with full-length mirrors and cabinets. Private treatment rooms welcome guests with spa treatments that include massages and facials. In the lobby, clients seeking to take home supplies to maintain their hair treatment or facial can browse a cabinet full of designer products by the light of glowing stained-glass windows.
As the stylists at Royal Salon Organic Care whittle away at unruly coifs, they eschew common ammonia- and paraben-laden chemical products in favor of natural, vegan Organic Salon Systems products. Under the leadership of owner Indre Roy, the experts wield these products while adding depth with highlights, razoring layers, and twisting tresses into updos for weddings or neck model auditions. Sugaring is offered for clients wishing to get rid of body and facial hair.
A unique sense of style permeates The Twisted Bohemian, from the stylists all the way to the salon's walls. The decor incorporates an industrial look, with faux street lamps, gunmetal-gray accents, and mirrors that hang from repurposed chainlink fence. It's the perfect setting for the stylists to let their creativity flow. After close consultations, they can color, cut, and style new looks for men and women. Aestheticians, meanwhile, can wax away facial hair or trim nails during mani-pedis.
The seven stylists of Beyond Hair Studio and Spa cut, color, snip, paint, and primp to keep hair and nails looking their snazziest. Patrons might stop by for quick new coats of nail polish or for wildly different new 'dos, but whatever the reason, they're treated to thorough, attentive service.
Once you have your Groupon, you can get an appointment with one of Viva's staff of master hair shamans, who know how to snip and charm the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Each professional stylist routinely soaks in the trends and styles to ensure the utmost tender care to needy noodle nests, and he or she will happily work with your particular whims or offer whims of their own free of charge. After a thorough shampoo, your stylist will keenly sense your innermost hair-yearnings, then direct careful scissors in tune with your thoughts and dreams, letting creative forces flow wildly onto your scalp for a haircut that revolutionizes the way you look in the mirror—inside and out ($40 value). Soon after, the scalp will receive a deep conditioning treatment using high-end Eufora products to hydrate and preserve new 'do ($20 value). Afterward, in the streets, you might find that your magnificent mane busts the binds of its bowler hat and leaps into sunshine, dappling dark alleyways.