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.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Shoppers stroll leisurely about the upscale shops and restaurants of Camden Commons, but inside Lunatic Fringe, expert stylists are hard at work. Senior and junior stylists move nimbly about the bright green styling chairs that line the sleek salon, transforming hairstyles with trendy cuts, elegant up-dos, and professional coloring services. The color of the chairs is appropriate since the salon is committed to a green philosophy. Here, stylists take pains to use chemical-free techniques and eco-friendly materials, such as recyclable hair color cups and blow-dryers that run on the power of positive thinking alone. The Franklin branch is one of numerous national locations of the Lunatic Fringe franchise, a salon chain that has received a sweeping amount of glowing press since it's founding.
Veteran stylist William Edge wields 20 years of experience as a platform artist and world traveler to lead the staff at his eponymous family of salons, spread across Texas and Tennessee. At each location, teams brandish an arsenal of all-natural Aveda products forged from plants and environmentally friendly ingredients found across the globe. Equipped with such powerful conditioning and coloring supplies, they curtail unruly locks with shaping, shading, and retexturing services, and enhance radiant tresses with spa services, such as massages, facials, and makeup applications. Additionally, the salons' seasoned crew helps hone future stylists' skills at Prodedgy, its own training salon for emerging talent.
Imagine Hair Studio owner Tamara possesses not one, but four certifications in salon services. The one from Great Lengths speaks to her ability as a hair-extension specialist, which explains why the studio can provide extensions of so many different kinds, from 100% human hair to flashy jewel colors to Swarovski-crystal strands. As a certified 3D Lashes eyelash-extension technician, Tamara also fortifies clients’ existing lashes with thick sets of faux strands. Like a moving script about a wisecracking meatball sub, her expertise attracts the attention of performers and models; Ke$ha, Felicia King, and Alexandria Dycus have entrusted their looks to Tamara.
Each of the stylists at Bishop’s Salon & Day Spa goes through a rigorous training program before putting scissor to strands. Armed with knowledge, they use Aveda’s plant-based products to nourish hair during precision cuts and color treatments. The staff also clarifies complexions with facials and microdermabrasions, and lavishes feet with ingredients such as paraffin and chocolate during relaxing pedicures.