Hair Studio 626 tends to beauty needs with salon services that refresh their clients' appearances from the ends of their hair to the tips of their toenails. Staffed by an experienced team of nail technicians, hairdressers, and stylists specialized in barbering, the salon hosts mani-pedis, hairstyling and texturizing, and hair removal by way of waxing, threading, or extradition.
True Salon's stylists breathe new life into old and out-of-date styles in myriad ways, from complete makeovers involving chic haircuts and vibrant new colors to finishing touches such as hair-smoothing treatments and makeup applications. Whatever path the client takes, they'll be showered in personal attention while their transformation takes place in mirrors in front of them as opposed to a secret lab hidden in the New Mexico desert.
Shawn Myers of Shawn’s Hair Creations aims to create beautiful hairstyles. The 12-year veteran stylist offers cuts, numerous hair masks, and keratin treatments. However, her specialties are color and hair extensions, including sew-in weaves and Malaysian hair extensions. The latter are crafted from 100% human hair and can be dyed, heat styled, and used for semaphore flag signaling, just like natural hair.
Every stylist who wields shears or makeup at Salon 134 West has been handpicked for the ability to employ multiple styling techniques and cross over from cutting to coloring to straightening without missing a beat. At many salons, stylists pass clients from one stylist to another in a sort of styling assembly line, all reinterpreting the hairstyle for themselves and moving away from the initial vision for the style. Rather than distorting hairstyles through such a process, Salon 134 West pairs clients with a single stylist for the entire session, allowing stylists to bring their original artistic vision to fruition while saving clients the trouble of having to explain their hair dreams ad nauseam.
Back in 1980, a group of sister and their parents cut the ribbon on their own salon, Shear Pleasure. Today, three of those original sisters co-own the salon, employing their family's next generation of stylists, along with a crack corps of non-related 'do crafters. Along with their coiffure cropping, the team also specializes in nails?offering shellac and gel manicures that don?t chip or wander off after a few days?and hair replacment, including micropoint extensions for thin hair.
After attending Empire Beauty School, stylist Racquel “Kal” Stringer spent seven years acquiring hands-on industry experience, following and perfecting each new hair trend to hit the scene. These days her bag of tricks is robust—she still enrolls in continuing education classes, and she draws on her expertise from within her very own salon, which opened in the summer of 2012. The intimate space, wrapped in turquoise hues and dappled with bronze accents, sees hairdos transform with a range of services, including all-over colors, deep-conditioning treatments, and precision cuts.
During appointed “seniors” days, Kal entertains elders with good conversation while she adds volume to their tresses with roller sets and perms. But no matter what age her clients are, she always takes the time to teach them how to recreate their new 'do at home or within 30 second of finishing a bungee jump.