Vintage Annies has dual identities—not only is it a full-service hair salon, it's also an enchanting antique shop. Skilled stylists bustle about the bright space, performing professional haircuts and coloring services. As their customers await appointments, they meander through the shop's selection of vintage furniture and gifts, admiring items such as rustic wood bureaus and mp3 players carved from stone.
The yearly total hair growth on an average human head?laid end to end?would stretch 10 miles. To stylist Makala Kilbury, every inch matters. Each one-on-one session begins with a consultation to ensure clients can communicate their desires to Makala communication and solicit Makala's expertise for a simple trim, multidimensional layers, or a custom color treatment. Facial waxing is also available.
Over the course of Dana McDowell's prolific styling career, she's handled the heads of brides, models, and Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers. Now at Bonnie's Hair Studio, she doles out razor cuts, color, and straightening treatments, as well as helpful at-home haircare advice on her Facebook page.
Salon Luxe is a fashion-forward hair salon staffed by a team of hair whisperers who are committed to leaving clients happier than the day they were hatched. Each haircut (a $40+ value) begins with a thorough consultation where hair owner and hair cutter can braid their respective visions into a sleek, intertwined concept. The collaboration results in a pleasing new 'do that is further enhanced with a partial highlight (a $75+ value) or full color (a $55+ value) using natural, 99% plant-derived Aveda products. To complete the look, a deep-conditioning treatment (a $25 value) is richly applied to nourish and moisturize stiff head bristles, leaving them as peppy and bouncy as a cheerleader wearing flubber shoes. The trio of services is performed in the salon's aesthetically pleasing, turquoise-tinted interior that features comfy chairs sprouting from clean wood floors.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Jones and his medical aesthetician, Christy, nip, tuck, and tighten bodies with surgical and blade-free procedures at Lakevue Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. They augment and reconstruct breasts, lift faces, and fine-tune noses, or sculpt new physiques with liposuction and Kemper tools. They also shoot down unwanted hairs or tighten slack skin with noninvasive lasers. To further enhance patient comfort, the clinic boasts a special, dimly lit private waiting area for cosmetic clients who may be feeling sensitive after a procedure, as well as a "lidocaine lounge" where patients practice magazine origami while waiting for their numbing solution to take effect.