The continually educated stylists of J. Thompson Salons tame tresses with a full battery of luxurious services. Haircuts launch with a sudsy shampoo and a soothing scalp massage before an experienced scissors-wielder artfully snips hair strings and blow-dries them into a face-framing style ($33+ for men; $45+ for women). Add on an all-over conditioning treatment ($15), or treat only your favorite tresses to a pop of color with partial highlights ($65+). Dedicated Rapunzel cosplayers can add on So.Cap hair extensions ($11/swatch of hair). A formal airbrush-makeup session ($100) and a brow shaping ($22) help salon visitors to put their best face forward or bury their cursed face.
Dava-Do's mane tamer whips frenzied hair into effortlessly sleek tresses with a keratin complex treatment. During the one-hour process, a formaldehyde-free formula relaxes curls while restoring natural body and texture, leaving locks shiny, manageable, and prehensile. While treatments don't permanently straighten hair, the keratin complex solution blesses hair owners with a three- to five-month respite from their heat-styling tools, as manes stay straight in the face of vigorous washings or ambitious styling projects.
Start your journey into relaxation with a 45-minute therapy manicure ($38) and an hour-long therapy pedicure ($55), designed to perk up digits in time for competitive hand-puppet season. In addition to the standard line-up of cuticle shaping, nail buffing, and polish administering included in classic mani-pedi productions, therapy sessions include a stress-dissolving hand and calf massage, as well as exfoliating scrubs to whisk skin scales off to Valhalla in botanically scented glory. Follow your blissful beautifying treatment with an Instant Radiance facial, which will steam, cleanse, tone, and moisturize your weary dermis. Or choose the Instant Delight massage to relieve back and neck muscles worn-out from repeated coy glances over your shoulder.
Lisa Anderson—owner and head cosmetologist at STYLZ by Lisa—brings her 26 years of experience into every consultation. From there, she deploys the tricks she's learned along the way to trim, color, and highlight clients' hair. "I love working with people to help them look an feel their best," she says, "whether it is for special occasions or helping them find a style and color that fits their lifestyle." When she's not dolling up clients, she shares the wealth, teaching her techniques to aspiring cosmetologists as a licensed instructor.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Color, highlights, and haircutting
Brands Used: Loreal, Scruples, Redkin, Morrocan Treatments
If you've got tangled, dry, or frizzy hair, Magnena Jones recommends one of her homemade hair cocktails, a custom-made mix of haircare products meant to combat aesthetic issues.
Magnena and her team administer all of their hair services with a similar degree of personalization. Their 'dos range from quirky pixie cuts and pompadours to neat bobs and simple trims, often colored in with solid hues or highlights. They can unwind curls with relaxers or add volume to hair with a blowout. Like a person trapped in an abandoned library, Magnena is always learning something new; her work with both men's and women's hair is informed by classes from companies such as Redken as well as collaboration with industry leaders, including celebrity stylist Kim Kimble.
Stylist Rachel McDonald loves that her hairstyles are one of a kind. Her knack for creating unique, original ‘dos is the result of careful training that began at the Aveda Institute, and her commitment to ongoing education ensures she continues to craft individualized coiffures for her clients. Rachel uses her creativity and passion, along with a selection of professional products from brands such as Paul Mitchell, to help make her clients look and feel their best, and sets a tone that matches the chic environment of Sozo Boutique Salon, where her styling chair resides.