At Salon Sheena Janelle, the young woman watched as two thimble-sized humans began their ascent up her long, straw-colored locks. They had started off slow, testing that the hair could withstand their weight, but now they were really moving—clearing a full inch of vertical distance every 10–12 seconds. On her left earlobe hung a small green flag that read “trim and blow-dry”; on her right, a bright red flag that read “shave head completely.” So far the tiny human on the right seemed to hold a slight advantage, looking, between the two, to be the more experienced climber.
The young woman loved her yellow hair and despaired at the thought of having to shave it off. She watched in dismay as the left climber lagged ever increasingly behind. At one point, he had lost his grip and slid down a full body length. He looked spent, already beaten.
The climber on the right was now even with the corner of her chin, the flag just seconds away. He pulled himself to the side of her mouth as a brief resting place. Without conscious thought, she grabbed his tiny leg with her teeth, then whipped her head to one side and released it. A faint scream receded into the distance. The climber to the left had taken advantage of her head's momentum to swing upward, and he now dangled victoriously from her lobe, green flag in hand.
The stylist poked her head in, "They're done already? So what will it be?"
The young lady smiled, "Trim and blow-dry, please."
Kada Design Hair Studio's all-female staff of stylists, makeup artists, and salon coordinators offers a list of services ranging from basic haircare to bridal preparation. Stylists combat bad hair days with haircuts and coloring options for men and women. Clients can pair hair services with waxes or take advantage of makeup applications that create makeovers for weddings, proms, or other special occasions.
Harmony Hair Studio & Spa and Mother Earth are so tight they have a secret handshake. Using only all-natural and cruelty-free products, the stylists perform expert scissor-work to yield voluminous layers or apply brand new color to impress friends, family, or a former sylist who isn't over you. Also, should the opportunity arise, peak into the salon's break room, which bares an intricately stenciled full-wall art piece of eco-friendly superheroes who put Captain Planet to shame in the hairstyling department.
Along the walls of Cuticle Cubicle, dozens of bottles display a dazzling spectrum of colors. Using these myriad hues of regular polish as well as long-lasting Shellac polish, aestheticians beautify nails with manicures and pedicures as clients sink back into spa chairs as plush as a teddy bear filled with diamonds.
HairTini owner Danielle Ward, along with her business partner, Jessica, personally snips each strand that enters her salon. Employing Redken products, the beauty duo perform signature services such as the HairTini conditioning treatment, which imbues parched locks with moisture. They also tend to the rest of the body, painting pallid skin with airbrush tans and waxing away unwanted fuzz. Dramatic black-and-white wallpaper, accented with paintings of shoes and stray mustache hairs, surrounds the two as they work.