The seasoned stylists at Strands Hair Salon offer an array of services to transform rundown rats' nests into stylish strand-domiciles guaranteed to sell above their asking price. If you have unruly tresses in need of taming, snip off the troublemakers with a cut ($13+ for men, $20+ for women) before whipping the remains into shape with a formal style ($20+). If a monotonous mane is to blame, obtain a more chromatic coiffure with highlights ($53+), or opt for a fresh all-over color ($15+ for men; $48+ for women) to imitate your favorite crayon. A textured wave ($53+) can liven up straight strands for springtime, whereas short shocks in search of flowing locks can benefit from extensions, a Strands Hair Salon specialty (starting at $125) generally more effective at adding length than pillowcases stuffed with lawn fertilizer.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
The Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy by Coppola. Humidity is a huge problem in Texas and [the therapy] eliminates 95%–100% of frizz. The best time to do it is after any color service. After washing hair, it's blow dried and the product is applied to the whole head. Once it sits for a short time, your hair is once again blow dried then flat ironed. A common misconception is that you lose your volume—not true! We even offer free test strands.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
We offer beverages and wine, a variety of reading material, and flexible appointments. We also have a fun atmosphere with friendly and one-of-a-kind service!
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started doing my friends' hair for homecoming and prom in high school, so I had the passion even before I became licensed. The feeling you have when you leave with a new look you love is unlike any other. The fact that I can can give women that boost of confidence every day is why I'm excited to go to work.
Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are a full-service salon covering all areas in hair, skin, and nails. We offer what the bigger city salons offer but without the drive and increased costs!
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Keratin smoothing treatment and cut/color
Brands Used: Framesi, Redkin, Schwartzcauf, and It's a 10
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