With services for men, women, and children, the beauty experts at Pure Platinum Salon use hair as a canvas to bring each client's fashion sense and personality into physical form. After consultations, they grab hold of scissors to snip split ends and sculpt looks that would make Chia Pet?mannequins crumble with envy. The stylists can also hone in on damaged hair and correct color or strengthen strands. Unlike lazy portrait painters, the team doesn't stop at the head; they can wax away unwanted body fuzz and spray skin with a golden tan so clients are ready for weddings or everyday events.
Antoine Greige had a big year in 1987, when he established both his salon and his advanced training school, where the master stylist shares his expertise. A member of more than a dozen trade organizations and a world traveller, Antoine stays up to date on new styling trends that he and his staff bestow upon their clients. Their extensive styling menu includes everything from extensions to 12 types of perms, and aestheticians administer spa services such as mani-pedis and facials.
The barbers at One of Only One are experts when it comes to men's hair services, from transforming unruly curls into smart business styles to trimming overgrown sideburns down to neat stripes. They specialize in the hot-shave treatment—a time-honoured procedure that uses straight razors and warm shaving cream to leave once-stubbly skin smooth and soft.
Manscape’s head stylists, Katie O’Sullivan and Denise Moore, snip male clients’ tresses with techniques gleaned from a combined 23 years of experience. With steady hands, they shape hairs into trendy styles and open pores with hot towels before sending five o’clock shadows home to their wives and follicles.
Dollar Castle's shelves brim with everyday necessities such as groceries and home goods stocked alongside toys, party supplies, gift packaging, and seasonal decorations. Shoppers can prepare for the holiday season with gift boxes and Christmas decorations primed to turn any home into an exact replica of Santa's igloo. Party supplies such as dinnerware, table covers, and paper products help to host extra guests, while storage containers are ready to stash away leftovers or the especially good pie that never got served. While perusing the aisles, customers can also stock up on cozy gloves, mittens, and scarves. Much like the exchange rate for a Sacagawea coin, most items in the store go for $1.
Traditional red, white, and blue barber stripes accent each of Carson Coonce's three barber shops—from the old wooden sign outside the original 1955 Plymouth shop, to the scissor-shaped awning at the Livonia location—and the interior echoes the same classic barbershop feel. Amid a casual atmosphere, a friendly staff made up of Carson's children and grandchildren and unrelated, yet equally talented, barbers provides clients with a menu of affordable services that range from men's beard trims and hot shaves to haircuts for men, women, and children.