Based in the historic downtown area, Lunatic Fringe is at home among the neighborhood's posh restaurants and boutiques, and that's reflected in the salon's contemporary decor. A matrix of tiny spotlights stipple the salon's high ceiling, casting a glow on neon-green salon chairs, tall mirrors, and clay-tile floors. In this modern atmosphere, stylists snip, dye, and style men's and women's coifs with hair services, such as elegant updos and multidimensional color.
Cura Bella's resident hair and nail technicians grace scalps and limbs with a menu of hair and nail services and steadfast attention to detail. Stylists snip away at lengthy locks with simple haircuts ($35+) and offer special-occasion updo styling to gussy up guests for “Baby's First Self-Aware Moment” celebrations ($35–$80). Spot straightening services ($35+) tackle pesky frizz-fraught areas and custom foil framing ($35+) highlights favored locks. Each treatment includes a rejuvenating scalp massage to oust stress from its cranium-bound fortifications.
From inside a Euro-boutique style clinical office, experienced aesthetician Anya Heck and her board-certified staff restore visages plagued by aging, acne, and dehydration. They lure healthy complexions to the skin's surface with custom facials and peels, pulling from DDF, Vi Derm, Neova, and SkinCeuticals product lines. More advanced treatments include dermaplaning, which utilizes a blade to remove outer layers of dead skin cells, as well as galvanic high-frequency facials that harness electrical currents to tone the skin and recharge mechanical eyelids. Heck is also a trained Novalash eyelash extensionist who can help bulk up lash lines with faux strands that are individually adhered to natural lashes.
Already a producer of 12 instructional videos and creator of two widely used types of weave, stylist Sharon cemented her claim to the title of weavemaster with 17 appearances on national television, including shows such as Ricki Lake, Jenny Jones, and Maury. The stylists she hires at Weavemaster's Transformations Salon have to pass her intense scrutiny and learn her patented weaving methods before they lay hand on hair, carrying on her high grooming standards. Her services range from a wide variety of weaves to full hair replacement, and she offers continuing education classes for aspiring stylists.
Salon Concepts connects talented stylists with private suites where they can tend to tresses and soothe skin in a peaceful environment. Services and pricing vary by location, with an array of beautifying treatments abounding across the network like bunnies on a verdant spring catwalk. Seventeen participating aestheticians are armed with a pack of prettification options such as cut-and-color combos from experienced colorist Brent Bauer at Salon Concepts Oakley ($60–$175) or body waxing ($10+) under the gentle hands of Randy Jackson at Salon Concepts Florence. Check in for a noninvasive frown-removal procedure with a facial expert ($35+) or a stress-melting massage ($35+) from Erlinda Griffin at Salon Concepts Montgomery.
solicitous service providers at Dillard’s seek to nurture, renew, and invigorate their clientele with an array of prettifying procedures. A smile and a beverage greet guests as they settle in for one of Dillard’s hair and nail or spa services. Distinguish epidermises from shag carpets with a wax treatment ($18–$72) or reward hardworking lower paws with a Caribbean Therapy foot treatment, where an exfoliating paste combines with a warm seaweed mask to soothe and style piggies before they head to the market to trade pork futures ($60). Explore new ‘dos with a haircut and style ($28+) or emphasize favorite hair strands with a partial highlight treatment ($50+); all hair services begin with a dry-hair consultation and include a shampoo and scalp massage. The pampering camp then concludes with embellishments of complimentary makeup and a sincere promise to become pen pals.