A luxurious interior welcomes men to Weldon Barber, which blends a warm, modern aesthetic with rustic accents, such as a fireplace tucked into a stone wall. While waiting for a cut or shave, guests sink into plush leather chairs and sip complimentary coffee, cola, or bottled water while feasting eyes on a flat-screen TV or a selection of men's magazines.
During signature haircuts—the shop’s bread and butter—stylists commence to pamper with a shampoo and a scalp massage before snipping away extraneous strands to craft a custom haircut inspired by a favorite celebrity or janitorial mop. A delicate detailing of brows, ears, and the nose eliminates rogue facial hairs, and a hot face towel and neck shave leave visages smooth. Clients can pair cuts with a timesaver or a signature shave to quickly and comprehensively free jawlines of five o’clock shadows. Throughout the entire andro-aesthetic adventure, stylists lavish clients with Aveda, Jack Black, and American Crew products.
The Man Shop experience begins long before clients are led to their styling chair. At this throwback men's salon with a twist, a sign on the door warns that it's "rated PG-13" for attitude, and visits begin with a game of pool, darts, or an arcade game. Once men are seated in the styling chair, they're handed a remote to their own personal TV. As they veg out in front of the tube, stylists get to work with clipper cuts, razor fades, and grey blending. The Man Shop also features classic hot-towel shaves complete with foam, moisturizers, and straight razors.
Scarlet's Nails' manicurists practice nail artistry from within the salon's soothing private treatment rooms, introducing unruly cuticles to a cache of expert nail-grooming tools and pampering treatments. Chief manicurist Scarlet graduated from the Glen Dow Academy of Hair Design in February of 2000 before embarking on a career that has so far spanned 12 years, during which she has shared her nail-grooming wisdom as an educator for ibd gel products and by training other salon staffers in synchronized manicuring. Fingers and toes surrender to Scarlet's expert filing, buffing, and polishing amid the tranquility of Highlights Salon and Spa's second-floor nail suite, the aesthetic of which is characterized by earth tones and soft lighting. Scarlet also demonstrates an expertise in reflexology and has completed the Brisa Gel Masters course, gaining dexterity in the proper application of sculpted artificial gel nails including full sets, fills and gel toes, as well as calibration for scratch-and-sniff neckties.
The staff behind the shears at Sharmaine Nichole, Beauty & Barber do what they can to make a positive impact on their community?whether by sprucing up the appearances of clients or volunteering for local causes. Situated on the edge of the historic Browne?s Addition neighborhood, the Paul Mitchell Focus salon immerses itself in the area?s young urban market. It invites guests inside for haircuts, straight-razor shaves, body waxes, and makeup services to help them prep for a prom, wedding, or KISS audition. They even pamper guys with straight-razor shaves and male-centric spa treatments, such as a warm-towel facial massage. When they?re not indulging clients, the Sharmaine Nichole staff can be found out in the neighborhood, participating in runway presentations, working with local fashion businesses, and raising awareness about various topics. The staff also keep up to date with the latest trends and fashion through Paul Mitchell.
Their weapons may be scissors, but the Redken-color-certified stylists at In Style Salon are soldiers nonetheless. Theirs is a war against frizz, dull colors, and split ends, problems they alleviate with precision cuts enhanced by highlights and expert perms. In addition to transforming women’s locks, the barber-certified stylists can curate the beards that grow on men’s chins and elbows, and they continually educate themselves on the latest coiffing techniques for all hair. Clients can also visit with the salon’s aestheticians for skin-reviving facials and peels or waxing services.