Like any good artist, Shabby to Chic Hair Design owner Kristen Barker knows that the frame can be just as important as the artwork itself. With makeup as her paint, she uses each face as her canvas before framing the finished masterpiece with cut, colored, and styled hair that flatters the client's unique facial features. At her suite within Luxe Avenue Salons and Spas, Kristen strives to improve visitors' self-confidence with her skills as a Redken-certified stylist, Redken products, and by reciting Vince Lombardi halftime speeches before sending them back into the world.
The minimalistic design at Salon JB—think cream-hued ceiling, walls, and flooring surrounding a single line of modern black salon chairs—allows the stylists’ hair creations to really stand out. They cut hair into sleek bobs or face-framing layers. Their stash of hair dye adds golden highlights to manes or camouflages locks before camping trips. They also straighten frizzy hair and add instant length with extensions.
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
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.
Shape Magazine, OK! Magazine , and Lucky Magazine have all sung Blo Blow Dry Bar's praises. Here, stylists eschew the standard cut and color, choosing instead to revamp 'dos by washing and creatively blow-drying hair into styles that range from windswept, catwalk-inspired looks to elegant classic looks worthy of Queen Victoria or Queen Victoria on a windy day.
Heads of lettuce are similar; heads of hair are not. That’s why stylist Tashina Meyers feverishly strives to tailor her techniques to the personality and lifestyle of each individual. Tashina, who operates out of Sozo Boutique, can engineer bold layers and eye-catching highlights, or nix unwanted hair from eyebrow outskirts with her specialty waxing services.