As you might deduce from its name, Color Correction Salon's specialty lies in setting strands right after botched home dye jobs or summers spent touring with Jem and the Holograms. Owner Tom Sollock has taken his tinting talents to hair competitions around the world, picking up numerous awards and medals for his vibrant, cutting-edge designs. While color re-touch is a house specialty, its not uncommon to find clients leaving with shocking streaks of neon pink or electric blue, which the stylists create with top-quality pigments or clip-in extensions that offer all the pop without the permanence. In addition to cuts and color treatments, the salon welcomes the opportunity to makeover heads and faces for weddings and other special events, and frequently hosts kids parties complete with mini manicures, facials, and colored extensions for each pintsize guest.
From more than 80 locations nationwide, the therapists of Elements Therapeutic Massage performed more than 400,000 massages in 2011. The deft team continues their pursuit of pampering by performing comprehensive consultations before every service. Once health concerns have been highlighted, therapists ameliorate stress by applying the client's desired level of pressure and avoiding any and all knock-knock-joke attempts. Though all of the therapists are well-versed in Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, some are also familiar with prenatal, sports, hot-stone, or trigger-point modalities.
Schardein & Company's owner Steve Schardein and his Mr. T–less A-Team of passionate stylists and specialists eagerly unleash their clientele's inner foxiness with a full range of services. Haircuts, colors, and stylings are broken down according to the experience of the stylist, allowing you to achieve a one-of-a-kind look at a price you prefer (haircuts are $35–$55 for women, $25–$35 for men). Color treatments and formal finishing include single-process color ($60–$75) and formal-straightening finish ($30–$50). You can also add custom color services such as color balance ($30) and glaze ($20) to guarantee that you catch the eye of any handsome, tortured-soul vampires or chartered accountants in the area.
Whether you seek a safe snip or a bold new 'do, the experienced stylists of sweetly retro Starlite Salon, which is outfitted with knick-knacks and mid-century modern furnishings, use their punk-rock pin-up sensibilities to craft the choicest of cuts. Women's follicular brambles and unbecoming outgrowths can be pruned into a well-manicured headbush ($35–$45). With expert coloring services, dull mop-tops lose their dishwater hue and take on a Skittle-like spectrum or simply a richer natural-looking palette (includes haircut, $85–$120). Those who prefer wax to straight razor can have face hairs forcibly removed with Starlite's waxing services ($10). Starlite also welcomes gentlemen into the confines of its frosting-pink walls to trim down and shape up a manly mane ($20–$25) before an important bodybuilding competition, hunting trip, or viewing of Steel Magnolias. Call to schedule an appointment.
Brands Used: Redken, Paul Mitchell, L'anza, Kuehne
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Certain hairstyles look good on certain facial shapes. When a client asks for a haircut you know will be a mismatch for them, how do you handle it?
I give an honest professional opinion about the situation and explain why this will likely not be a cut he or she will be satisfied with wearing.
For many people, a trip to the salon is a way to enjoy some "me time." What supplemental courtesies do you offer to make guests feel relaxed?
We have a vending machine and fresh coffee ready at all times.
Do you do natural hairstyles? If so, what services do you offer?
I do not .