Warm yellow lights linger over the salon floor like pads of butter, casting their glow on mint-green and dark-red walls. Amid these snazzy accents, skilled stylists craft equally snazzy styles and bold highlights with Raw Hair by LG. Thirteen-year veteran Lakeisha Gibson leads the team, which includes stylists as well as a cosmetologist and a master nail technician. They can render all-over color applications or refresh tresses via the soothing hydration of a deep-conditioning treatment. They also perform salon relaxers and massage therapy.
The salon floor itself is a sandy marble pattern, and elegant green plants pop against the earth tones of the rest of the salon. There are even homey flourishes such as a rustic trunk, which is either a treasure chest or brimming with pairs of scissors.
Loaves of whole-wheat honey bread crafted with Montana whole-wheat flour bake along side giant, flaky cinnamon rolls and jumbo cupcakes in the ovens at Big Sky Bread Company. With only a few exceptions, bread varieties contain no preservatives, processed sugars, added fats, cholesterol, oils, or burning tires. The bakery also fills its lunch menu with half and whole sandwiches piled on fresh bread and coupled with steamy bowls of soup.
The skills needed to cut and style natural hair differ from those needed to cut other hair. That’s why the stylists at TK's Styles, Waxing, and Nails specialize in working with natural hair, offering cutting and coloring treatments customized to Asian, Latin, or African hair. Alongside their hair treatments, the stylists offer waxing and nail-grooming treatments that complete grooming packages with a shiny conclusion but without involving lamination.
Emily learned how to expertly cut and color manes while a student at Aveda Institute. Now settled into the professional world, she spends her days at the helm of a salon chair inside Bello Salon, trimming stray locks and dressing up do’s with highlights.