Like the demon barber of Fleet Street from whence it gets its name, Sweeney Todd Salon takes a dramatic approach to the styling arts. The salon, which pays homage to its namesake with a blood-red wall plastered with framed Broadway programs, is the brainchild of Robert Dixon, a master hair designer with more than 30 years of industry experience. A graduate of the Franklin School of Cosmetology, Robert leads a team of stylists in sculpting manes with products by Scruples, Paul Mitchell, Deva Curl, and Aquage. Meanwhile, an on-staff skin specialist purifies pores and boosts outer radiance with facials, waxing, and makeup services. In front of the salon, floor-to-ceiling windows mingle their light with that of stainless steel pendant lamps, which illuminate a cozy waiting area stocked with magazines, black couches, and blank farewell cards to soon-departed tresses.
The staff at The 212 Salon work to re-energize and refresh guests with hot stone massages, nail services, and an infrared sauna. Stylists use highlighting and perming techniques to transform the color and texture of tresses while aestheticians smooth complexions with three types of facials. Nails can also be altered into a better version of themselves after technicians file and buff the digits before coating with a chip-resistant shellac polish or adding length with tips. Along with hosting ladies nights and birthday parties, the salon pampers clients with makeup tips using hypoallergenic Tigi Cosmetics as well as keeping their retail area stocked with hair care from Aquage, Joico, and Kenra.
At Salon Envy, owner Sarah Myers and her team of savvy stylists tailor haircuts and salon treatments to each individual's preference. Stylists perform cuts on both women and men, snipping and sculpting strands of all lengths into fashionable new 'dos and Rapunzel–style utility ladders. Supplementing the women's cut, an all-over color treatment dresses the whole head in a new hue, or highlights speckle specific strands to infuse the mane with punches of color.
The experienced tangle tamers at Studio 36 brandish Redken and Pureology hair potions to bestow strands with trendy flair and newfound vigor. Locks kept under wraps by hats, headbands, and neck-fastened smoke machines step into the spotlight with a Studio wash and cut that complements both facial structure and personal style. During conditioning treatments, frazzled tresses flex newfound muscle under the coaching of a hair-restoring elixir. Customers can choose to brighten select strands with partial highlights or undergo a full hue change via a full color service and friendly tips from the Hulk.
Indigo Salon and Spa's troupe of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists rejuvenates and beautifies guests within elegant environs decked in wood, leather, and chiffon to achieve a rich, shabby-chic vibe. Thermal wraps and spa treatments slough off the stress of everyday life or a single day of lion taming, and shelves lined with bath bombs, soaks, and scrubs proffer take-home tranquility.
Sizeable mirrors, framed in white and affixed to light cream walls, reflect tresses mid-transformation as guests lounge in white leather styling seats alongside Paul Mitchell products. Chandeliers illuminate stylists' fingers, and diaphanous draperies separate workstations. In the lobby, waiting clients can nibble treats or sip steamy mugs from the coffee and tea bar as they bask in the glow of a candle-filled fireplace or burn a piece of paper with the name of their old stylist on it.
The Great Clips empire spans more than 3,000 salons across North America, where a collective of over 30,000 stylists wait, ready to tend to hairstyles. At these salons, no appointments are necessary—though an online check-in system aids those who wish to skip any potential lines by adding their names directly to the haircut queue. And to aid their new hairstyles, customers can peruse a line of gels, conditioners, pomades, and tea-tree oil shampoos and body washes.