Since opening in 1996 as a barbershop, Solaris Hair Salon has undergone a complete renovation and added women’s salon services, manicures, and spray tanning. Owners with more than 20 years in the beauty industry run the salon, where a team of stylists suits facial features and styling preferences when they render men’s, women’s, and children’s haircuts. They pull from a library of more than 500 hair colors; Chi Ionic’s shades are ammonia-free, and Clairol Professional color has a soy complex that conditions and adds shine to hair.
At the salon's manicure stations, nail technicians coat digits with regular or Shellac polish, and perform specialty manicures such as an anti-aging version with antioxidant-rich grapeseed oil and pomegranate exfoliant. The team also administers spray tanning from Fake Bake, which enriches skin with a paraben-free botanical blend that promises not to turn orange, like the chameleon you’re hiding in the grass.
Updos, downdos, and perms: the licensed stylists at A Cut Above sculpt all these looks. Employing products from top-selling brands, they also dye hair and add highlights. They also schedule services for wedding parties, and makeover mannequins that fill seats at opening nights of plays that haven’t sold out.
At Simply Gents, men of all age brackets sit back and relax as skilled stylists tackle everything from edging and polishing the nails of hardworking hands, to executing clean, handsome haircuts. Each member of the eminently experienced staff brings a wealth of specialized skills to the barbershop chair or spa table, including delivering precision clipper cuts and beard detailing or carrying out speedy, deft waxing of unwanted body hair. The space exudes an aura of old-timey manliness, with straight-razors gently cleaning away stubble from jawlines, a dark, varnished hardwood floor underfoot, and a policy of mandatory arm-wrestling for all new visitors.
The stylists at The Male Room Salon cut and color their clients’ hair, finishing each cut with a complimentary 10-minute massage when massage therapist is available. The stylists also offer polish-free manicures and pedicures in addition to waxing, massages, and facials. The waiting area features a large-screen television and the upstairs is equipped with a pool table.
Whether it belongs to a man, woman, or child, the stylists at City Master Barbers know how to handle any head of hair. They specialize in color, imbuing strands with bold new hues, as well as subtle or flirty highlights. They cater services such as moisturizing hair treatments and updos to female clients, while treatments such as gray blending and facials with avocado masks are designed with men in mind. A complimentary, relaxing hot-towel treatment concludes each session.
In almost 30 malls sprinkled across four states, Beauty Plus Salon beckons prospective makeover recipients with a fleet of skilled stylists and a colossal selection of professional beauty products. "The beauty industry never slows down," staffers say on Facebook, so "neither do we." That's why mall-goers find Beauty Salon open seven days a week. Between the retail shelves that average 500 nail polish colors, clients get gussied with services that pamper hair, skin, and nails.