The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, and a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towels leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
At Beyond Salon, dermal deforesters can use warm wax to harvest stray strands from above-eye arches or upper lips, deftly freeing up facial surface area for full-face tattoos. The talented tress tamers also prettify patrons with a passel of salon services. Before they snip any strands, Beyond Salon’s savvy stylists Lindsay, Tracey, and Melissa confer with each client to decide upon a style, hue, and fruit flavor will most flatter their face. Then the coiffeurs will gild noggin noodles with full- or partial-foil highlights before employing esurient scissors to nibble manes into new shapes.
Boston Avenue Salon owner Pamela Fodor uses chemistry and science every day, but after 21 years as a professional cosmetologist and 4 years as a teacher, she has turned science into an art. “If I could do one service all day, every day, it would be women’s cuts and highlighting services. I take pride in hitting the baby-blonde lites every time with no toner,” she says. She honed her skills treating the hair of more than 200 brides and thousands more prom-goers. One client even flew Pamela out to Hawaii to ensure she was on-hand to style hair on the wedding day.
Pamela pairs her services with those of her staff, who invite clients to sip on complimentary coffee, tea, water, beer, or wine while enjoying a bit of well-earned beautifying and pampering. The decor echoes the duo’s classic sense of style with a combination of black and white elements accented by glass furnishings. The walls sport images of equally classic beauty, such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and the Rat Pack, a bunch of rats who accidentally tied themselves together by the tail and wound up resembling Cary Grant’s profile.
Stylist and licensed cosmetologist Charis Mercado draws from more than six years of professional experience and training under hair and makeup artists to the stars to beautify her clients with expert salon treatments. Mercado reinvents hairscapes with precision styling and keratin bond extensions, or turns the scalp into her canvas with braids for men and women, full sew-ins, or full highlights, ombre, and color.
Styling expert Darrell Grant has reshaped hairdos and trimmed back overgrown strands for more than two decades. Clients can ease into styling chair for a quick cut and style, or hang around for a more in-depth treatment, such as luminous highlights or a complete color change. Darrell also irons out kinks and blocks frizz for up to six months with keratin blowouts.
Susan Hayes can transform appearances with a simple snip of her scissors or stroke of her dye-coated brush. She creates trendy coifs, adds bold color to manes, and improves the health of hair by infusing it with conditioning products. To complement her stunning strand work, clients can receive waxing services, facials, or Shellac manicures.