Like all Aveda salons, Landis Aveda Lifestyle Salon helps polish clients' styles with earth-friendly, naturally derived products. After opening a location in Salt Lake City in 2005, the salon has since sprouted a twin location and focused on developing serious talent. Their stylists spend 18 months in training, working their way up from apprentice to Grand Salon level, gaining experience, training, and the ability to gently comb a hibernating bear’s hair without waking it.
Pampering customers for 29 years, Orlando's Salon ensures skin and strands scale new heights of beauty with expert hair, waxing, and tanning services. Amid an inviting atmosphere, customers can get their shaggy noggins trimmed with a women's ($20+) or men's haircut ($15) before filling up a makeshift pillow with snipped strands. Coiffures are further refreshed with a sudsing, conditioning, and scalp massage, followed by a blow-dry and style that utilizes Redken and Paul Mitchell products. Prep for a fancy dinner party where you’ll attempt to impersonate a foreign diplomat with an all-over hair color or face-framing highlights ($50+ each), or lengthen locks with hair extensions (prices vary). Along with hair services, the salon also offers waxing ($10.50+) and tanning ($8+) services.
Within the commercial bustle of the Fashion Place Mall, Studio H20 Salon's professional stylists focus on communication, taking the time for consultations with each client before styling a single strand. The clean lines and metallic accents of the salon's industrial-chic interior parallels the modern styles that depart daily on the heads of their many customers. Additionally, hair is treated to services such as dimensional coloring (Studio H20's specialty) and top-notch salon products by such brands as Bumble and bumble and K?rastase. Hair artistry is supplemented by other beauty services, such as manicures dolled out by staff at nearby nail stations and compliments from talking mirrors.
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.
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.
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.