At Stephen Alan Salon, the beauty team not only works their skills to make people look great, but keeps the environment looking good, too. When foil strips are removed after hair highlighting, they're balled up and tossed into the recycling bin, not into the trash. Then, hair is styled with cruelty-free Paul Mitchell products and energy-efficient hair tools. And if the client wants a drink? They get it in a reusable glass instead of a paper cup or a coal-powered mug. Even hair clippings here are spared from the trash and donated to Matter of Trust, a renewable resource organization.
Though Stephen Alan Salon's record of sustainable practices and eco-friendly measures draws its own fair share of clients, many visit for a simpler reason: the stylists are experts at what they do. From perms and haircuts to platinum-blond treatments and extensions, their main talent is in getting hair to look its best. But the beauty options don?t stop at 'dos. Manicures, waxing, sugaring, and makeup artistry are also among the team's strengths, along with bench-pressing their salon chairs.
Ranked among America's 200 fastest-growing salons in the January 2009 issue of Salon Today, My Salon smoothes and styles patrons' head quarters with an array of services. In the Brazilian keratin smoothing treatments, the salon's experienced stylists coat cranial carpeting in the plant-derived protection of Brazilian Blowout Zero. Free of formaldehyde and other harsh chemicals, the product John Hancocks each strand with a signature blend of essential amino acids, liberating tresses from the tyrannical grip of frizz. Following the three-hour treatment, patrons can flaunt their shiny locks at the office, at friends' houses, and aboard charmingly haunted tall ships for up to 12 weeks.
The Stylists at Just Teasin' Hair Salon snip hair, sculpt contemporary styles, and enhance their work with Paul Mitchell hair and color products. The spacious salon glows with natural lighting from its plentiful windows. As the stylists get busy, clients relax in salon chairs in front of stylish arched mirrors. All of the staff continue to educate themselves on new trends and technology in the salon world, from innovative hairstyles to gels that make hair sprout its own umbrella in the rain.
Signature Service: Haircut
Brands Used: Pravana, Kendra
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Very relaxing atmosphere
After years of hard work making their owners look good, split ends retire with the snip of a scissors inside GR Italian Hair Style. Freshly shorn locks are then molded into new styles and highlighted for a pop of color. The stylists also tend to clients’ keratin sheets during manicures.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists. Use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry ($29–$38) and lean back and dream of break-dancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head-hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring ($55–$70), highlights ($75–$90), or a perm ($55–$70). Prices vary by location.