Amy Stack has spent seven years cutting, styling, and coloring hair. Her fashion sensibilities are on full display at Michelle K Salon, where she crafts fresh hairdos. As a color specialist, Amy can imbue locks with a natural brightness so you don't have to walk around carrying a spotlight over your head. She uses Paul Mitchell and Pravana hair products.
Owner Cherhea Frazier's favorite part of being a stylist is watching her clients transform. She puts that love to work when she helps women with thinning hair and health issues regain their confidence through beauty treatments. Cherhea draws on 12 years of experience while molding manes into custom shapes to suit all persuasions. In addition to cropping 'dos with razor cuts or extending strands with Cinderella hair extensions, she accents coiffures with highlights, lowlights, and the tildes that make so many Spanish letters look resplendent. While she works, Cherhea uses products by Moroccanoil, Pureology, and Pravana. She can also tame frizzy hair with chemical relaxers or keratin treatments.
Hot-rod magazines and rockabilly tunes punctuate Chop Tops' retro atmosphere, where vintage video is just as likely to grace the TV as a live sporting event, and complimentary beverages are de rigueur. This youthful atmosphere often translates into a youthful-looking head and a plethora of compliments from friends, strangers, and the insides of hats. Add pep to your step with a new cut and shampoo ($15 for men, $31+ for women), or defy nature's palette with highlights or lowlights ($67+ for partial, $87+ for full). Once you get your new 'do, refresh your visage with Chop Tops' 60-minute European facial ($50) followed by a neat eyebrow wax ($15) that frames your best features and makes your eyes pop in the way that doesn't give people nightmares. The gentle yet efficient gurus at Chop Tops can also de-fuzz your half leg ($30) or give you an expert Brazilian wax ($50+). To better show off your newly hairless legs, throw in an airbrush tan customized to complement your natural skin tone ($20).
At Jessica Mills Hairstylist & Makeup Artist, the name says it all. Expert aesthetician Jessica Mills, formerly of Vintage Image in Lenexa, Kansas, has been working with hair as a professional since 2005. Her specialties include coloring, styling, and cutting hair, shaping brows, applying makeup, and filling out coifs with extensions. When she’s not creating brand-new ‘dos for her clients, she can be found working hair and makeup for weddings, runway events, and films.
Karen Wright uses Nexus products to style all types of hair. She tends to damaged strands with conditioning treatments and adds dimension with streaks of color. Her haircuts are stylish, meticulous, and designed to enhance facial features without the use of neon highlighter pens.
Face II Face at Beauty Mi Amour Salon glitzes up clients for weddings and parties with makeup applications and onsite bridal haircare, as well as providing their normal facial services and nailcare in the spa itself. The salon's 90-minute spa parties let friends relax with their choice of masks, massages, and manicures. In the Serenity skincare room, Image Skincare products deploy paraben-free, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to keep faces looking youthful without exposing them to the gamma rays that create hulks.
Despite its scrappy name, Jagged Edge Salon's interior is bright and polished, with sleek hardwood floors and electric-blue walls. From the bowl to the chair, stylists wash and style hair with top-shelf products from Matrix and Redken, thickening locks with moisturizing conditioners or illuminating them with all-over highlights. In private rooms that line one wall of the salon, clients can grab their favorite teddy bear and lie down in tanning booths of varying levels.