Sonya Fletcher's career started in an unlikely place: her neighbor's scalp. While growing up, Fletcher tended to the hair of neighbors and her own mother, beginning a lifelong love for styling and cosmetology that led her to open Sonya Michelle Hair Spa. Her expertise in braiding, twisting, and weaving keeps her nimble fingers in high demand, but that's not all the salon offers its clients. The service menu also includes moisturizing treatments for curly, kinky, and wavy hair that can be prone to dryness, as well as keratin treatments that imbue locks with smoothness, shine, and the ambition to audition for shampoo commercials. Clients can also come in for color services that can transform looks with vibrant hues.
Signature Service: Natural hair, cuts, styles and color
Brands Used: Wella, Alter Ego, Kenra, Nairobi
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Good for Kids: Yes
Pro Tip: Warm, friendly environment; semi-private suites.
The all-natural Hannah’s Hair and Nail Studio specializes in weaves and relaxer treatments. But they also offer a wide range of salon services, from hair enhancements and braids to manicures and keratin treatments. Talented aestheticians work with each client to achieve their individual beauty goals.
Certain hairstyles look good on certain facial shapes. When a client asks for a haircut you know will be a mismatch for them, how do you handle it?
I suggest a different style that is suitable.
Fashionable hairstyles are constantly changing. How do you keep up-to-date on popular trends?
I go to hair shows, take classes, and watch YouTube.
What's the biggest mistake you see clients make when they style their hair at home?
They use too much heat.
For more than 20 years, Hair It Iz's Deja "Dee Dee" Walker has been weaving, wrapping, and generally beautifying 'dos. Along with the boatloads of training already under her belt, she keeps up with the latest trends and techniques, specializing in short, eye-catching styles accented by spikes, tight curls, and flips. Beyond her signature specialty, her services include cuts, color treatments, and weaves.
Bellizzima Hair & Spa describes itself not as a hair salon, but as a personal service salon, which makes sense given their extensive selection of aesthetic treatments. In addition to cut and color services for men, women, and children, practitioners also perform body waxing and permanent makeup. In the nail salon, technicians carry out luxurious and intricate manicures by painting nail art onto acrylic, gel, or natural nails.