It wouldn’t be misleading to use the word innovative when describing the unity of beauty and cocktails combined within the rustic environs of The Junction Salon & Bar. Indeed, the one-stop shop for looks and liquor hosts a cadre of talented stylists next to a full-service cocktail bar. Stylists flash shears and razors as they sculpt locks or treat dudely clients to barber-quality buzzes and straight-razor shaves. While indulging their guests with a foot massage and shellac manicure, the staff invites clients to recline in pedi chairs and sip a mixed drink under the cozy glare of the exposed wooden ceiling beams that dominate the salon’s decor. Exposed-brick walls run throughout the warehouse-style space, working with the bar and the staff’s wry attitudes to create a casual, hip atmosphere from salon chair to bar stool. Beyond pouring out libations and OPI gel, The Junction’s team fills its truly innovative space with live music on occasion, meaning Diana Ross could get primped for her show, perform it, and celebrate it with drinks all in the same place, if she felt so inclined.
The spacious, loft-like atmosphere of the salon exudes the same luxury and style applied to every client. Galleria-quality art complements the white walls and slick wood floor to create an eye-catching experience unseen since Ahab accidentally snagged Moby's baby-blue peeper. There's enough space inside to accompany your entire circle of friends for a day at the spa. Grab a spot on the couch and sip a glass of wine before or after your appointment while reminiscing with your spa-mates about the time you placed second at the extreme jump rope nationals.
The staff at Full Face & Fabulous have a knack for makeup. Take owner and lead aesthetician Danielle Billingsley, for example. Though she originally worked behind a Bobbi Brown counter at Nordstrom, Danielle’s career skyrocketed when she became a freelance travel artist. Her work has since appeared in magazines and on the runways at fashion shows.
Full Face & Fabulous is more than just a makeup bar, however. There are plenty of other aesthetic services to choose from; clients can relax while they receive one of five different facials, add length to their lashes with eyelash extensions, or get rid of a persistent bunny tail with a waxing treatment. Danielle and her staff can also work with clients to set up bridal makeup services, waxing parties, and even life-coaching sessions.
A former MAC Cosmetics artist with experience styling movie wardrobes, Melissa Solis knows how to craft beautiful looks. Inside her intimate showroom, she transforms women of all ages and sizes into their glamorous alter egos. She offers fashionable clothing from New York, London, and Paris, choosing unique items not generally found in malls or uninhabited planets. She also uses her artistic eye to bring out natural beauty with makeup applications and image consulting. Melissa plays the role of personal shopper, and can even treat dowdy closets to a makeover.
Holley Closser’s workspace is an open door to inspiration. She cuts new hairstyles on men, women, and children that range from classic pixies to modern asymmetrical layers. She can choose from an entire kaleidoscope of colors to add to hair, or create special updos fit for a wedding or baby shower. Even the salon itself pops, from zebra-print chairs to accent walls in hot pink and turquoise hues.
Necole Marlow has more than 15 years of experience revamping hair to suit her clients' unique lifestyle, personality, and political affiliation. In the comfort of her cozy Sola Salon studio, Necole can chisel a stylish new cut or ramp up layers with a bold color process. Clients may also request a swanky updo in honor of an upcoming wedding, birthday, or monster-truck rally.