After Heather Hopkins earned her degree in psychology, she changed career paths after discovering a love of cosmetology. In addition to primping her clients with hair and nail services, she continually adds techniques too her toolbox to keep up with the ever-changing beauty industry. She also has a knack for crafting new and creative looks that satisfy her clients' requests—a skill she calls “free-styling” because it can be spontaneous and customized.
Heather works inside London's, which owner Keila Savage transformed from an unwelcoming loft into an urban retreat, but without the water slides going from skyscraper to skyscraper. An indigo blue sign hangs over a fire-hydrant red door, beyond which the salon awaits. Exposed brick walls, rustic wood floors, and large picture windows surround stylists as they mold manes with a London-based product line bearing the mysterious moniker of Label M.
Che'mel Salon is an award-winning, full-service hair salon that believes the key to its success is passion. All clients at this upscale beauty spot receive an in-depth consultation with a seasoned stylist, who listens and adds suggestions for making hair the most flattering and chic. Using the Davines Mask Color system, hair receives rich color with high gloss, and salon-goers can then have a new haircut or a Brazilian hair straightening treatment. Also offering facial waxing, wedding packages, and special occasion up-dos, Che'mel Salon is a luxurious place to get a whole new look or slightly tweak the brows for a fierce passport photo shoot.
Platinum Salon & Spa takes beauty seriously. Knowing that trends are constantly evolving, the team of stylists and aestheticians stay up-to-date on the latest techniques to keep clients looking runway ready or at least very recently thawed. Savvy hair-tenders revitalize looks with cuts, color, and extensions, while skin specialists cleanse complexions with facials that are tailored to each client's skin type. Mani-pedis can be upgraded with shellac polish, French tips, or special effects. To balance inner and outer beauty, clients can opt for massage, waxing services, and custom makeup applications.
With every snip of her shears, Amber Pubols shows off the skills she learned at The Salon Professional Academy. Her haircuts and hair-coloring services at la tresse help fill out the salon's menu, which also includes facials, eyelash extensions, waxing, and massages. She enhances each of her services with high-quality haircare products from L'Oréal, Série Expert, and Texture Expert.
Each stylist at Diamond Hair Salon has at least 5 years of experience—some have as many as 15—and lots of creative energy. They draw upon this knowledge as well as a stock of professional color and styling products to enhance the natural beauty of everyone who enters. Around them, delicate floral motifs and hardwoods lend a warm, family feel—a vibe that's further enhanced by a racecar chair for young children's haircuts.
London’s is one part salon and one part sleek New York City loft with exposed brick, hardwood floors, enormous bay windows, and black leather furniture. Amid these modern accents, stylist Aimee Lafave draws on a degree from the Gene Juarez Academy to engineer confident layers and bold highlights. Clients may also solicit the salon for elegant extensions or request a keratin treatment to straighten frizzy strands.