Peek into the lofty front windows of A Unisex Hairport, and you’ll see deep red walls, checkered floors, and shelves of haircare products. A team of skilled stylists bustles about the bright space, administering an array of salon services for men, women, and children. The stylists snip up new hairdos, color locks with professional products, and adorn hair with playful feather extensions.
Along with enlivening the head-bristles of women, men, and kids with creative and corrective cuts, the team of stylists at Alicia's Hair Design keep the inside of their own noggins looking chic with continuous educational courses. The salon's junior and senior scissor-wizards remodel ponytails, cowlicks, and frayed cockatoo crests with cuts for women ($60+) and men ($30+) before topping off tufts with optional hair treatment add-ons ($12–$15) such as Keratin Shine and Volume Extend for extra durability and nourishment. Children (ages 1–13) can strut the playground in slow-motion with trims ($15–$45) or fast-motion with buzz cuts ($20–$25). Blow-dry styling ($30+) soothes frazzled fuzz with a flat-iron or hot-roller treatment, and updos ($75+) give prom-bound belles a place to hide emergency hairspray and fire extinguishers for emergency hairspray emergencies.
You could say Mark Christopher’s scissor skills are famous: He's sharpened his shears as a Miss Universe stylist and his work has graced the cover of Stepping Out magazine. He regularly showcases his styling talents at his Paul Mitchell Focus salon, where he and his crew revamp ‘dos with fashionable cuts and eye-catching color highlights. They put their line-up of Paul Mitchell products to work with keratin treatments, double-process color, and balayage. Beyond styling hair, the team prettifies faces with makeup applications. The aestheticians can polish up clients for a wedding or give them a dramatic flair with theatrical makeup, transforming them into a futuristic diva with an electric band of pink across their eyes.
Keep calm and drink coffee, eat chocolate, or eat a cupcake. These wise words, originally uttered by Aristotle, are colorfully displayed on the vibrant red walls of Salon Crimson, a chic salon boutique helmed by veteran stylists and longtime friends Diana and Krista. After more than a decade in the hair industry, the duo decided to join forces and open a full-service salon together. They, along with a talented staff, help frazzled follicles unwind with keratin treatments and pamper hands and feet so they can make a stunning entrance back into the real world covered with miniature coats of armor made out of gel and shellac polish.
The salon’s decor mixes and matches a variety of styles to create an eye-appealing space filled with zebra-print chairs, blue mosaic walls, and modern, baroque wallpaper in black and gold. Eclectic jewelry pieces sparkle against black shelves, which are lined with beauty products from Phyto and Esuchen.
Jes A. Gichan has been in the beauty industry for more than 15 years and has worked with high-end hair names such as Aveda and Sebastian International. Now Jes trims and layers tresses into dynamic styles as owner of her own JAG Salon & Spa. While waiting on color highlights to set, clients and question Jes about her many signature services such as hair-thinning therapy, deep-conditioning treatments, and rigging bike baskets to handlebar moustaches.
Paradiso Salon's full-service beauty boutique has been pampering patrons from head to toe for more than 21 years. Amid charming wall sconces, an ornate chandelier, and full-length mirrors, hairstylists fashion custom 'dos with precise cuts and color treatments, wielding organic Surface products. Plush reclining mani-pedi chairs cradle patrons as nail techs adorn upper and lower piggies in colorful coats of Essie lacquer or CND Shellac's long-wearing gel polish, which stays chip-free for up to three weeks. Paradiso Salon's staff also provides eyebrow-to-ankle waxing services, tanning, makeup application, and eyelash tinting.