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.
Since 1991, Salon NV’s stylists, nail technicians, and skin and body care specialists have been fostering inner and outer beauty through their respective practices. Hair services—such as cuts, all-over coloring, and keratin smoothing treatments—make guests look like tree seeds in a limousine: young and glamourous. Aestheticians focus on the face with European facials, microdermabrasions, and peels, while massage therapists tend to tight muscles with custom and hot stone massages. Salon NV carries out these services with a large stock of products from Bumble and bumble, Pureology, and Schwarzkoph.
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.
Makeup artist Isaac Meyers has accentuated the faces of Rihanna, Adriana Lima, and Etta James. He makes over models for L'Oreal Paris and Maybelline's red-carpet soirees. He travels all over Europe, primping subjects for photo shoots. But you don't have to be a model or celebrity to benefit from his experience: Meyers lends his expertise to courses for novices that cover beauty, fashion, and makeup in all its forms.
Spas with head-to-toe services, designer products, and aestheticians boasting experience doing makeup for Sundance films might appear too lofty to allow clients to relax. Not so with DaVinci SLC. Though staffers can do everything from whiten teeth to massage feet, a comfortable office atmosphere prevails as clients await treatments in one of several adjoining suites.
Jessica Small, the owner and founder, selected the services with an expert eye. She began her career as a hairstylist and eventually became a celebrity makeup artist, but she wasn’t quite satisfied. “I wanted it all,” she says of her aesthetic ambitions and online tax forms’ drop-down career menus. So when she teamed up with DaVinci to develop the organic laser teeth-whitening system, she was quite happy to offer the system to spas and salons worldwide. Today, Small oversees a team of stylists and aestheticians as they perform services invented or perfected by Small herself.