In business for more than 50 years, England's Hair Salon & Spa has amassed an impressive staff of stylists, colorists, and aestheticians. Whether restyling or recoloring tresses or refreshing looks via facials, waxing, and pedicures, the staff ensures women and men turn heads during special events or strolls through Easter Island. Clients can also watch pent-up stress and tension swirl into the ether during relaxing massages performed by a licensed massage therapist.
For stylist PJ Kpabar, hair is an art form. As such, she’s an expert in color, shape, and texture, all of which she offers at Hair Akoom Studios. Akoom, which the proprietors describe as meaning “life,” is a full-service salon specializing in ethnic hair, but all hair types are welcome. Clients may solicit PJ for face-flattering layers and highlights, or request a personal makeup consultation to revamp the complexion.
Clients lounge in comfy leather chairs as she attends to digits, precisely painting on bold colors and multihued designs in the form of flowers or portraits of Lyndon B. Johnson. With a concentration on comfort, Starr has decked out her homey space with plants and a TV.
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.
Owner and stylist Beckie Martin greets guests at Gold Star Salon and Spa with a simple message—a rhinestone decal's glittering curves that spell out, "You look gorgeous." Inside, large photographs of Marilyn Monroe gaze out between silver mirrors and cherry-red dressers at each hairstyling station, occasionally winking at clients when Martin has her back turned. Her capable hands mix complex corrective color treatments and fashion updos for special events and weddings, ushering those anticipating their big day to the glōminerals station for a makeover. A dedicated team lends its expertise to her effort, treating locks to Biolage haircare products and polishing finger and toe tips in OPI lacquer. A massage therapist employs eight types of bodywork to ease injuries and calm minds into a meditative state, and reaches for smooth stones, aromatic oils, and salt scrubs to augment her healing touch.