The chemical smells and boring waits that fill most barbershops are nowhere to be found at All Star Haircuts. That's because the shop's barbers, who have a combined 70 years of hair-snipping experience, use low-odor products and never make clients wait more than 10 minutes to get a haircut. Within the Sarasota shop, guests settle in for a little relaxation, enjoying a complimentary shampoo, neck massage, and neck trim while watching the flatscreen TVs that decorate every cutting station. The friendly staffers even go out of their way to leave personalized notes on each client's ticket, sending clients away with messages ranging from "Have a great day!" to "Put $900 on the fifth horse in the sixth race."
More than 150 total years of experience lend steadiness to the shears of Grooming Lounge Barber Spa's barber-stylists, who create stylish cuts that continue to look sharp as they grow out. Combining traditional barber styling techniques with a tropical, Tommy Bahama theme, the shop creates a relaxing atmosphere for men that includes flat-screen TVs and a beverage bar. In addition to cut and color treatments for both men and women, Grooming Lounge offers relaxation, deep tissue, and hot stone massages, which release tension from the body brought on by each hair's absolute terror at finally facing down a pair of scissors.
Kathy Jo Miles, owner of Volpe Salon at the Landings, has assembled a crack team of master stylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians, who administer pampering services in a relaxing and welcoming environment. Men's and women's haircuts begin with a soothing scalp massage and shampoo with professional-grade products, and conclude with styling that flatters your features or scares away bears. The award-winning aesthetician on staff tackles dermal issues such as acne and the signs of aging with a full menu of facials and skincare services, while the crew's nail artists specialize in natural, acrylic, and gel nails.
From hair-coloring to waxing treatments, The Buzz provides intricate services on par with a high-end salon in addition to a spread of unique accents specifically for their gentlemanly clientele. Guys enjoy a complimentary beer, water, or soda as they settle down into styling chairs for basic haircuts or more precise beard trims and fade services. Neck-and-shoulder massages to put clients at ease after their haircuts, and licensed stylists provide complimentary neck trims between visits in case hair spontaneously grows into a mullet.
The award-winning Eco Hair Design keeps its carbon footprint low and its style standards high. The chemically sensitive salon refrains from using perfumes, after-shaves, and lotions during its treatments in order to keep a hypoallergenic environment. In addition to basic cuts and styles, the salon offers color treatments and nailcare services.
A hybrid hair salon and vintage-duds boutique, Closet Diva's Consignment and Salon unleashes the beautifying effects of Redken products on mop tops in need of some maintenance. Stylists gather up frazzled strands and lather them up with shampoo clouds before snipping away fist-size wads of bubble gum and styling strands into new 'dos. An all-over color makes sure even the most flour-dusted hairdo shines, and conditioning elixirs soak through coiffures that have dried out during leisurely strolls across deserts. Lemon-soaked walls and sunny brick pillars circle the salon's hardwood floors, and an adjacent consignment shop decks out patrons in threads previously owned by trendsetters and fashionable scarecrows.