Decorated in blond wood, pink, and black, Ora's Hair Studio is stylish and friendly. The same goes for its owner and head stylist, Ora. She knows just what to do with hair of any texture. Depending on the client's style, that could mean a dramatic asymmetrical bob, mermaid-worthy long extensions, or ombre stripes in gorgeous jewel tones.
The eponymous owner of Darrell Barrett Salon strives to keep his salon at the top of its game by constantly broadening and deepening his stylists' skill sets with ongoing workshops and seminars. The salon's minimalistic interior allows the stylists' handiwork to take center stage amid bare floors, white brick walls, floor-length mirrors, and bold, black styling chairs. Flattering cuts come in both classic and high-fashion varieties, and a range of specialty hair services can make locks pop with color after partial or full highlights. Glamorizing services—including makeup application, waxing, and eyelash extensions—prepare visages for weddings, special events, and a night out hitting up various book clubs.
Hair by Elite's professional stylists stay on top of burgeoning trends to sculpt modern noggin topiaries with a slew of salon services and products by L'Oréal and Paul Mitchell. Shears begin a roughly 30-minute mane makeover by clipping away tendrils to liberate scalps from superfluous locks and nesting seagulls. Then tress tamers bathe manes in a blow dryer's balmy waves while arranging head strings into elegant new 'dos. Finally, polished strands spill across shoulders after a conditioning treatment slakes locks, leaving them as smooth and radiant as a spotlight covered in butter. Within Hair by Elite's salon, beautifiers revitalize mops atop hardwood floors, and geometric mirrors reflect a family atmosphere speckled with ebony styling stations.
Owner and stylist Sally Chung teams up with color specialist Jaime Rossmark at Deereco Hair Design. Their boutique salon caters to the cosmetic needs of both men and women, whether their hair is straight or curly, fine or thick. Creative color services include balayage, which lends a sun-kissed look, eye-catching accents, and highlights that change color according to the wearer's mood. The duo also specializes in keratin straightening treatments that lend locks lasting smoothness.