Su's Beauty and Barber combines a hair salon and a barber shop in one sleekly decorated, 4,300 square-foot space. Hot-pink accents pep up the salon side, where stylists trim long hair and perform chemical treatments such as highlights and color. On the other side, male clients settle into black-leather barber chairs to receive short cuts and straight-razor shaves. With their forces combined, the staff can cut almost any texture of hair, creating looks from scissor cuts to mohawk fades at 32 different styling stations. No appointments are necessary for any of Su's services, which also include spa treatments such as eyelash extensions and facials.
Shala Raesz has transformed a multitude of manes in the 10 years she has been in the hair business. At the helm of her own salon chair inside The Jagged Edge Salon, Shala snips away as if her hands and scissors are one, removing unwanted length and adding trendy layers and bangs. She also mixes bowls of hair dye to color clients’ manes and any hard-boiled eggs they bring along.
Each of Jailyn Clips' stylists draw on at least six years of industry experience to keep men, women, and children looking their best. Services range from beard trims to chic haircuts, and also include foil color and keratin hair-smoothing treatments.
Black-and-white portraits pop against walls of silver damask. An antique love seat sidles up to a zebra-printed chest. A chandelier's light glints against a table's gilded filigree. Although The Beauty Dive's historic-cottage setting radiates all things vintage, there is nothing dated about the pampering that occurs at the able hands of owner Yvette Reese and her staff. Yvette suffuses her studio with an atmosphere of creativity, encouraging her stylists and aestheticians to heed their own artistic inspiration as they forge modern hairstyles, eye-catching nails, and captivating cosmetic applications. To keep the image artisans up-to-date on the latest techniques, industry experts arrive every few months to lavish the staff with hands-on training and lessons in split-end psychology.
As stylists sculpt coifs to flatter individual faces, pedicure clients melt into oversize armchairs and bask in the skills of a master Shellac nail technician, who dips feet in fresh bowls of lavender-infused water before refining nails with sterile implements, unused files and buffers, and Opi and CND polishes. The beauty experts wield serums by Eminence Organics, Rusk, and Kevin Murphy, each of which are available for purchase to aid at-home primping. Between services, clients sip on wine, champagne, and martinis as they browse the boutique's collection of accessories and apparel from Johnny Was and 4 Love and Liberty, savoring a better union of sparkles and spirits than the wedding-ring speakeasies of the 1920 diamond prohibition.
At Onyx Salon, a talented staff of stylists and aestheticians renovate women's and men's faces, nails, bodies, and ?dos with masterfully executed services. Their haircuts, coloring services, and Coppola keratin smoothing treatments prompt an instant onslaught of double takes from onlookers and aimless hairnets. Brow and facial waxes de-fuzz mugs for professional makeup applications, and spray tans prep bodies for the beach or provide camouflage for pilfered Olympic gold medals. In addition to their regular beauty-boosting appointments, the stylists host glamour parties, where they gussy up guests with eye-catching hair and makeup before releasing them into the wild for bachelorette parties and nights on the town.