The interior of Hair Flair could almost be a hairstyling museum. Next to the window, an antique perm machine dangles its medieval tentacles over a mannequin's head. On the wall nearby hang cutting shears and a blow dryer Ben Franklin could have used.
But these vintage curios stay right where they are: on display. Hair Flair's fashion-forward stylists, Wendy Boyk and Laurie Shoupe, rely on modern hairstyling techniques when making clients look good. Together, they ply their beautifying trade for women, men, and children, performing precision cuts, texturizing highlights, and hydrating conditioning services.
Salon Diva's staffers cater to practically every beauty need, offering hair- and nailcare alongside waxing and makeup applications. And thanks to a newly minted partnership with The Cinnamon Tree, they've expanded their pampering services. Now customers can enjoy relaxing massages—including therapeutic, hot stone, and deep tissue—as well as a selection of facials.
From within Brenda Bennett Salon, stylist Mindy Premo imparts style and manageability to manes. She kicks off appointments by determining a cut or hue that works best with clients’ features or skin tone before styling hair into their desired look. Mindy also pulls from three levels of smoothing treatments to instantly reduce frizz, boost shine, and subdue curls across all hair types.
The emphasis at Lizziebella's Hair Design is on design. Stylists craft edgy asymmetrical cuts; add vibrant blues, reds, and purples to coifs with highlights and color; and artfully create special-occasion styles and updos. At this full-service salon, they are just as detailed with their other treatments. They meticulously groom and paint nails during manicures and pedicures and use wax to carefully remove unwanted hair from faces and bodies as well as names from unpaid utility bills.
The poet Masaoka Shiki memorialized his infamous journey to Abstract Hair and Nail Studio in numerous haiku. The recent anthology Hangnail: The Poetry of Masaoka Shiki compiles many of these works, one of which is reprinted here:
Split, ungroomed nail tips
Fix with paint and prostheses
Hands are happy now