Leena Wilson—the eponymous owner of Leena's Hair Salon—guides her stylists as they wield Paul Mitchell products to cultivate coiffures in a calming crimson- and chocolate-hued salon. Shears artists snip and sculpt locks or perform colouring services to instill head threads with a pop of highlights or an all-over shade shift. Specialty products, such as the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi line, sink deeply into locks to hydrate dry or damaged strands, reducing the likelihood that hairs will poke their master awake for a late-night glass of shampoo.
Hairstylist Terra Suddard?s ability to pay attention to the details has helped her build an impressive more-than-20-year beauty career. Her achievements include working for InStyle magazine and with the hosts of CHCH TV and MuchMusic television. At her boutique salon?complete with two cutting stations and an elegant, petite waiting area?Terra gives her undivided attention to her each one of her clients. Being this attentive allows the skilled stylist to fully understand the salon-goers? beauty needs, which she fulfills with precision cuts, shine-enhancing colouring sessions, and deep-conditioning treatments that nourish the scalp while silencing tresses that keep chanting,?Water. Water. Water.?
Staff Size: 2-5 people
Parking: Parking lot
Good for Kids: Yes
Though men can get a traditional precision haircut and hot-towel shave at Tootzie's Tune-Up, Guyz Hair & Maintenance, that's basically where the similarities to an everyday barbershop end. Guys kick back with a cold, premium beer while receiving Hand & Foot Detailing mani-pedis, and each styling station is equipped with a flatscreen TV. An automotive-themed decor with exposed-bulb lamps and vinyl wall art gives the space a garage-like feel.
Aimee Borzychowski, owner of of Metamorphosis Beauty Group, believes there’s genuine art in the way people present themselves. In her feverishly fun and creative salon, she encourages her squad of hair sculptors not to follow trends, but instead to start by coaxing out each client’s sense of self. Individual expression is then achieved through innovative styling, waxing, bridal services, and discussion about ballroom-dancing TV shows. In her straightforward, clean studio awash in earth tones and natural light, Aimee and her staff foster a relaxed, social environment with casual conversation.
When clients take a seat in one of Styles Hair Studio's salon chairs, they have their stylist's full attention. The experienced hairstylists start each appointment with a consultation, evaluating the client's face shape and skin tone while learning about their lifestyle and wildest hair dreams. Then, they set to work crafting face-flattering cuts and colour treatments, adapting the latest trends to fit any personal style. Men can get in on the makeover action too?the studio offers classic barber services, so men can drop by for a haircut or a smooth facial shave.