At Thomas McPherson Salon, stylists lavish each client with individual attention, an amenity that's only possible at an intimate, personalized salon. Owner Stuart McPherson created this boutique styling center as an escape from the mammoth, cookie-cutter salons popularized by megalomaniacal bakers. He specializes in dry cuts for curly hair, and frequently save manes with corrective coloring services using Matrix products. Among the experienced staff is Harrington, a master hair cutter, color specialist, educator, and updo designer who recently returned from Los Angeles after styling hair for Dancing With the Stars. Their aesthetic sensibilities even extend to the decor: glass-topped coffee tables and oriental rugs in the lobby lead to antique-looking gold-and-black sideboards at each styling station.
Salon Zero's stylists are equipped with eco-friendly, ammonia-free hair products to manage manes with a trio of haircut packages. Trimming sessions commence with an in-depth consultation in which beauticians determine the patron's desired style, hair type, and presence of in-grown feathers. Stylists then snip and trim coifs into a new shape before blow-drying them to make sure they don't catch a cold.
Cathy Pennington uses colors ranging from classic blonds to vibrant blues to enhance her clients’ manes range. She puts them to work in highlights, as all-over color, in an ombre effect, or for a short-term riot of hues through hair pastels. Her creative endeavors also include trendy haircuts for men, women, and children; perms that create waves and curls; and facial waxing that removes fuzz on upper lips and teeth.
At Golden Glow, licensed aesthetician Debanie Golden combats all kinds of skincare concerns with a long list of rejuvenating facial treatments, including acne, anti-aging, and back facials. Using Dermalogica and Obagi-C Rx products, she customizes each treatment to the needs of her clients. For instance, she can add a chemical peel or microdermabrasion to any facial to enhance its exfoliating effects.
A head of hair is a blank canvas on which Stephanie Toole creates artwork. At Stephanie's Studio at The Salon Lofts, she cuts hair, adds dimension with highlights, creates intricate updos, and even shapes eyebrows. She executes each treatment with her client's vision in mind, and seeing a client walk out with more confidence than a rhino playing Red Rover is what inspires her passion for hairstyling.