From subtle highlights to drastic purple-pink ombre shades, the stylists at Di and Cut are prepared for any color clients can imagine. Color possibilities are only one aspect where they're flexible; the stylists also make house calls and will transform hair with new highlights right at their homes. Cut and styles, Brazilian blowouts, and other haircare services are also available in addition to coloring and highlights.
Thanks to its recent remodel, one might be surprised to hear that the salon and spa known as Christopher Stephens has pampered clients with personalized beauty treatments for the past 15 years. The salon’s stylists draw on the experience amassed in that period to add length and definition to manes with 100% human-hair extensions and bioionic straightening tools. Not to be outdone, the aestheticians brighten complexions with seven types of facials and bronze skin with UV-free airbrush-tanning solutions. Whether styling hair or scraping off the sticky remnants of a nightly cocoon, Christopher Stephens’s staff members pride themselves on using professional beauty products from brands such as OPI, Keratin Complex, and BareMinerals.
Evolve Salon and Style Lounge's owner, Tiffany Walker, will tell you that she was raised in the beauty industry. Her mom owned a salon, and at aged 7, Tiffany vowed that she would one day do the same. Today, she thrives at the helm of Evolve Salon and Style Lounge, a modern beauty haven whose bright and fun ambiance is brought to fruition with oversize mirrors, a black-and-white mural of Marilyn Monroe, and a sleek chandelier.
Within these voguish digs, Tiffany and her team consider clients' lifestyles, personalities, and styles before they cut, style, or color their hair. In addition to gussying up manes, the team provides services that run the gamut from airbrush tanning to 30- to 40-minute express services, such as mini facials and Shellac manicures. After appointments, clients can rummage through the salon's stock of professional products, including Aveda, Redken, and L'Oréal Professionnel.
The staff also helps transform brides and their wedding parties with bridal services that include hair, makeup, and eyelash applications. Because the staff has beautified women for hundreds of weddings, brides don't have to stress about the process. Stylists can arrive to do hair and makeup onsite at the chapel, hotel, or space station; alternately, bridal parties can relax while they enjoy breakfast and champagne in the salon.
At Pon International Signature Salon, Steven puts on display all that he's learned during the course of 20 years in the business. That includes everything from trendy, short haircuts to old-school looks. He's a specialist in perms and has a certification in Brazilian blowouts, and he can also help ease patrons through the process of growing their hair long. A background as an educator means that he is good at sharing his knowledge too, and his work has appeared in a range of magazines.
Stylist Nancy Mezied of My OC Hairstylist is a styling Swiss army knife. Not only can she craft designer cuts with scissors, she also buzzes high-and-tights with clippers, adds texture with razor cuts, and spools locks into ornate structures with her bare hands. She also adds length with hair extensions and blitzes drab 'dos with vibrant color with color treatments, partial highlights, or replacing curlers with crayons.
Most popular service: Eyelash extensions
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Refrain from caffeine two hours prior; bring relaxation materials (stress ball, headphones, etc.).