Just because the stylists at D.C. take hair very seriously doesn't mean they have to take themselves seriously. On the salon's front door is a black-and-white photo of Christopher Walken, below which reads "We Accept Walkens." Good-natured riffs such as these help clients feel at home as they seek out a haircut to fit their unique, and often quirky, personalities. D.C. CreationZ is also a proud Matrix concept salon, specializing in color techniques trending here and overseas.
It would be impossible not to feel pampered at Jan's Skin & Hair Studio. First, guests take a seat in front of a mirror perched on a robin's-egg blue wall, surrounded by brightly colored bouquets and star-shaped lamps. From there, stylists go to work, cutting, styling, and conditioning strands for beautiful new looks. Stylists also add hues and highlights using ammonia-free color. Alternatively, guests indulge in skincare services, such as facials and paraffin-wax treatments. Inside the salon's private room, the staff gets rid of unwanted face and body hair with waxing sessions, which use natural products.
Signature Service: Hair color and cutting
Brands Used: Aveda
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Stylists: Andrea, Anna, Jacqui, Lauren, Melissa, Sarah
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Scalp massages, hand massages, and mini facial refreshers are offered complimentary with each service
What's the biggest mistake you see clients make when they style their hair at home?
Not using the correct products.
Part of being a good stylist is mastering the art of conversation. What are some pro tips for talking to strangers?
Be genuine and a good listener, also ask a lot of questions.
What other services do you offer besides haircuts?
Color, highlights, event styling/updos, facials, full body waxing, cellulite treatments, lash extensions, and make-up artistry.
With its red-brick façade and white-trimmed windows and doors, Trendies Salon & Day Spa could easily be mistaken for a cozy family home. Inside, despite the hairstyling stations and private spa rooms, the familial atmosphere persists; owner Kristin Ridge and her staff, after all, are like one big happy family. The team greets every client with a smile before embarking on a haircut or color service such as highlights or ombre. In the spa, aestheticians pamper skin with custom facials and teen-specific treatments geared toward battling acne and erasing forehead graffiti. Nails receive TLC at Trendies too, thanks to soothing manicures and pedicures and skin-softening paraffin dips.
You're just as likely to get a great haircut as you are to make friends with one of the team members at Sean Michael's A Cut Above The Rest. That's because the small staff, who each boast extensive experience in the beauty industry, personably attend to each client, whether they're sharing advice on their favorite beauty tools or dishing about what they'd take to a desert island. They also tend to each client's hair with the best treatments, infusing strands with hair care products from sought-after lines such as Surface, Matrix, and Inoa.
Armand makes engaging with the present moment a worthwhile endeavor—in one room, a jacuzzi tub rests within reach of flickering candles and terry-cloth robes. In another space sits a plump massage table primed for soothing deep-tissue massages as well as body treatments enhanced by the scents of rosemary, mint, and success. Complementing the spa’s pampering treatments, Armand’s full-service salon plays the part of primper with aesthetic services powered by high-end products from Aveda, Goldwell, Moroccanoil, and OPI.