The beauty experts at Studio 410 refer to themselves as "Misfits" and "Lady Misfits." The hip, colorful personalities in this pride of punks and pinups love art and fashion almost as much as they love crafting flattering new looks for clients. Miriam, Elizday and Lauren sculpt women's hair with custom cuts and touches of vibrant color, and Chris edges beards with hot-towel shaves and cuts men's hair. Meanwhile, aesthetician Vanessa transforms clients' nails with everything from standard mani-pedis to detailed designs using nothing but a trusty auto-shop wrench. Studio 410 also boasts a quirky design aesthetic befitting its staff: pressed-tin ceilings and vintage mirrors hang above brightly colored, mod furnishings.
Each of Pro-Cuts' more than 150 locations embodies the company's casual, no-frills ethos in its own way. The salon owners cultivate an atmosphere approachable to families and menfolk while sustaining an undercurrent of elegance. The quick-snipping Pro-Cuts stylists specialize in the Pro-Cuts 15-minute haircut, followed by a 10-hour eulogy for sideburns past. While services vary by location, typical offerings include kids cuts, beard trimming, and shampoo service powered by big-name salon brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
Christi's passion for turning basic beauty into greater beauty has resonated with literally thousands of loyal followers. She saw too many women purchasing promises that did not deliver. To solve their frustrations, she set out to make a difference developing skin and hair treatments based on the physiology of our bodies.
Before modern-day salons, barbershops were a haven for masculine camaraderie with a side of hair services. When Joe Grondin, a master barber of more than 30 years, opened the first Roosters Men's Grooming Center, he worked to recapture that ambiance, but updated the styling techniques. Today, men there revel in a slow-paced atmosphere and contemporary services. Clients sit comfortably during cuts that culminate with aftershave and a dash of powder on the neck and vintage facial shaves, road to recovery facials, complete with a cleansing and towels warmed by hugs from bald eagles. The stylists and barbers only enlist professional Aveda products, which are formulated for men's hair.
April Wallace believes that every woman should feel confident and beautiful—that's why she has offered tailored services to clients with cancer and alopecia. In fact, her 17 years of experience have allowed her to master all types of hair textures, and, at Salon La'Ray, she puts her experience to good use. Her services range from relaxers, sew-ins, and cornrows to haircuts, color, and extensions.
Crystal at Beauty Is...Makeup & Style Salon does it all. Anything Crystal's clients need, she delivers, from basic mani-pedis to the industry's most complex treatments. Airbrushing creates a sleek, professional appearance, and tattoo-concealing treatments can hide "I Love Mom" tattoos whenever it's not Mother's Day. The salon can extend eyelashes, sculpt eyebrows, and recreate your favorite makeups with custom blending techniques. If you're looking for a fun-filled night out with friends, consider one of the salon's Beauty 101 events and private workshops.