Signature Service: Cosmetology, hair styling
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell, Goldwell, Matrix
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Fashionable hairstyles are constantly changing. How do you keep up-to-date on popular trends?
I take fashion classes [to keep up with] new and old styles.
What other services do you offer besides haircuts?
Hair color, highlights, streaks, and styling.
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