The Cutting Edge Salon, owned and operated by a certified Redken Master Specialist, transforms tussled tresses into stylish 'dos. The savvy stylists pamper manes with services that range from cuts and styles to perms and colors. Chop off an obstinate cowlick or say adieu to split ends with a haircut and style ($18+ for children, $21+ for men, $33+ for women), or apply a dazzling look to locks with a coloring service ($63+ for full foils, $43+ for retouch). Like a naked-baby picture, hair is not always welcome everywhere. Remove unwanted hair with a lip waxing ($8) of full-face waxing ($24). The congenial coiffure crafters work with Pureology products, which are created from sulfate-free formulas, sunscreens, and antioxidants, as well as the time-tested Redken line.
Jamie Fleetwood liked working as an esthetician at Art Salon & Spa so much that she bought the beautifying business in 2010. Along with her staff of fellow estheticians, stylists, makeup artists, and massage therapists, Fleetwood pampers her clients inside the newly renovated, sun-drenched space. Her aesthetic touch might only be matched by that space’s decor: it’s accented with sleek hardwood floors, verdant plants, and earth tones as warm as a made-for-TV movie about dogs that adopt other dogs. Among these scenic fixtures, the team renders a slate of services in the form of facials, Shellac manicures, therapeutic massages, and highlights.
Owner and stylist Courtney Hunt enjoys the sound of her clients’ voices. That’s because she likes to involve her clients in their transformations by offering a consultation with each visit and welcoming feedback during services. Visitors can opt for a wet or dry haircut and repair damaged strands with a Moroccanoil treatment. Courtney can treat frizzy hair with keratin-smoothing treatments or whisk away unwanted strands with facial waxing, which leaves skin as smooth as Tom Cruise’s glass eye. For home haircare, she provides information and sometimes discounts on products, such as Paul Mitchell's Awapuhi Wild Ginger Luxury.
Celeste Duckworth received her cosmetology license in 1968 and followed that up with 47 years of salon experience, including owning and operating three salons of her own. The culmination of her extensive career blossoms inside Amore Salon and Spa, where she designs and styles hair with an artistic temperament and well-honed technique. Celeste specializes in formal design and has a skilled eye for beautifying bridal parties in preparation for their big day.
Springfield-native Heather Keisker is the newest addition to The Loft and brings six years of experience with her. At the salon, she cuts and colors hair for clients of all ages. She also creates longer nails with acrylic application and grooms natural nails on the fingers and toes with mani-pedi services.
Kelly Frakes knows how to cut a clean line. She keeps men’s hairlines tidy during indulgent haircuts that include hot towels, face massages, and cheek pinches. Her skills are joined by an entire staff of highly trained stylists who work on both men’s and women’s hair inside the bilingual His & Hers Salon.