Mike Davis has always been about giving people chances. As a juvenile correction specialist, he worked with young offenders to educate them and, ultimately, give them more opportunities in their future then they had in their pasts. Though he switched careers to hair styling, Mike still likes to give new stylists a chance to perfect their trade in his salon. One of those stylists is Tiffani, a young woman who specializes in hair styling. She says her signature service is the silk press, a time-consuming hair straightening treatment that lets locks flow more naturally and lasts longer than other methods. Though performing a silk press can be tedious, Tiffani enjoys doing it just to see her clients walk out the door as "happy, satisfied customers."
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Sew ins, Silk press and Wraps
Brands Used: Design Essentials, Vitale, Mizani and Narobi
A lot has changed in the nail industry since the days of flaky polish and gas-powered clippers. That's why expert tech Marilyn Harrison vows to always be on the fringe of the latest trends in professional nailcare. In the comfort of her private Nailz by Mare suite, she can outfit claws with a simple coat of polish, or lavish a full spa package upon guests with a mani-pedi, brow waxing, and an invigorating facial treatment.
Tammie—of Nails by Tammie at Axis Hair Design—believes in nail health, which is why she offers a variety of services and treatments, including aqua-therapy salt soaks and coats of nail strengthener. Tammie finishes off treatments with polish from OPI, Essie, China Glaze, or long-lasting CND Shellac.
La Coiffe's décor both relaxes and energizes clients, with a saffron Tuscan villa exterior giving way to a clean, white-walled atmosphere accented with scarlet swirls, crimson furniture, and pops of vibrant chartreuse. One of the salon's licensed massage therapists will relieve stress and rejuvenate sore mind-muscles with your choice of three different types of massage: aromatherapy, therapeutic, and prenatal. Easily offended noses can get over any number of scented slights by blissing out with an aromatherapy massage. The therapeutic massage digs deeper into tissues to target any pains, injuries, or Tremors worms afflicting your soul-sack. A prenatal massage manually melts moms-to-be so that they can better butter the impatient buns in their ovens. You can also upgrade to the 60-minute hot stone massage ($105) or one of the 90-minute massages and pay the difference after the Groupon.
Owner Kath L. Heim enhances hands and feet by way of scrubs, soaks, and polishes that call on the beautifying powers of her exclusive line of Sea of Softness (SOS) products. The spa pedicure, which can treat feet weary from pacing on a floor covered in sandpaper, administers a relaxing mineral soak, a callus filing, an SOS sea-salt rub, an SOS Moisture Whip lotioning, a hot-towel treatment, and a foot massage with hot-rock and reflexology techniques. The ankle anchor pampering concludes with a technicolor toenail polish in the shade of your choice.
Recently named one of Elle magazine's top 100 salons, The Studio snips, colors, and styles locks into top form seven days a week. Trained hairsmiths harness the power of Paul Mitchell products to cut and finish manes ($25+ for men, $35+ for women) and shear teens' tresses ($15+ for boys, $20+ for girls) into styles ideal for impressing the football team or interpretive head-banging club. Tightly wound curls leave their troubles behind with a relaxer treatment ($75+), and head threads seeking a new hue will enjoy a complimentary 15-minute consultation, followed by a single-process color ($60+) or full highlight treatment ($120+ for 1 color, $10 extra for each additional color). Stylists will also sculpt strands into an up style ($50+), preparing them for a night on the town or a glamorous weekend on the sofa.