JaggedEDGE Salon's enthusiastic, style-savvy staff performs a bounty of services powered by premium Redken and Pureology products. Lock-locked ladies can pair a cut and style ($36 and up) with an all-over color ($52 and up) or add a permanent wave or curl to their standard look ($82 and up). For finer follicular particulars, the salon also offers extensions by the strand ($6 and up per strand), eyebrow-accurate tinting ($20 and up), and waxing ($15 and up). With the generous value of today's Groupon, gracious guests should have no trouble covering multiple alterations in a single visit. Appointments are required, so phone ahead before stopping in.
Expansive, sunny windows illuminate the deep-red walls framing Mid City Salon’s elegant space, where trained aestheticians groom keratin-based parts with a range of treatments. Stylists revamp hair with trimming and chemical services that alter color and texture without attempting high-risk crayon implantation. Manicurists, meanwhile, outfit natural and acrylic nails in decorative swipes of polish, creating long-lasting style with CND Shellac applications or trendy designs such as cheetah print and flowers. Aestheticians can also rework façades with a quick brow and lip wax or a flawless makeup application. For offsite pampering, stylists arrive at homes during salon birthday parties to give girls aged 3 and older a chic updo, a smattering of glitter makeup, and polished nails that make them feel like adults without memorizing tax-return terminology.
Ray Francom's barbershops evoke a bygone era with their antique cash registers, vintage barbershop signs, and old-fashioned smooth lather shaves with hot towels and straight razors. Above the checkered floors of his second location, ceiling murals, chandeliers, and high wood beams watch over wisps of falling hair. In both locations, Francom combines classic barbershop trimmings with modern styling acumen, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather as well as his three barber brothers.
Francom's hand-selected staff has a wide range of experience and specialties, including beard design and precision cuts for men, women, and children. Each trim ends with a hot-lather neck shave and mechanical shoulder massage from a vintage barbershop machine.
Cake's services focus on hair care and makeup application. Tame unruly locks by booking a cut (starting at $35 for women and $25 for men) with a master hair shaman or a budding keratin craftsperson; he or she will sense your innermost hair-yearnings, then direct careful scissors in tune with your thoughts and dreams, for a haircut that revolutionizes the way you look in the mirror. Or lighten locks with highlights ($60 for a few, $125 for maximum highlightage); Cake's stylists do highlights like chefs cook Thai food, high-fiving hair palates with a burst of intensity or tickling them with delicate pizzazz.
For years, Melinda Ashley would stroll past an empty storefront in downtown Salt Lake City, daydreaming that the space was a chic, contemporary salon. Today, Melinda has made that dream come true—she’s added bright polka dots to the floors once covered with dusty carpets and have accented the soft baby-blue walls with lustrous silver styling chairs. At each station, Melinda and her squadron of skilled stylists wield Bumble and bumble products as they snip, sculpt, smooth, and colorize manes. The team also waxes chins and lips, as well shapes eyebrows to prime facial canvases for professional makeup applications.
They say good things come to those who wait. For Aura Hair and Body Studio, that thing was a person, a master aesthetician named Rebecca Segars. After a 13-year stint in the financial industry, Rebecca decided to pursue her passion for skincare. She spent the next 11 years practicing in her own studio space in Holladay, and 3 years at Got Beauty, before joining the Aura team and their talented staff of stylists. Rebecca specializes in microdermabrasion, chemical peels, facials, and waxing.