At Design Gallery Salon, clients can expect to receive top-notch salon services that mold coiffures into vibrant follicle piñatas filled with high-quality hair-care products. With nine years of experience and extensive training from the International Institute of Hair Design, Heather Summers coordinates this hair-nurturing abode while focusing on providing unmatched services. Forming alluring scalp farms since 2005, Design Gallery’s talented snippists have been trained in geometric cutting techniques, color theory, and lassoing unrestrained manes. Paired with brightening Paul Mitchell products and 100% vegan Pureology products, a bevy of services will apply gobs of striking sheen and precision-trimmed panache to hair foliage. Clients can opt for a women’s ($30–$40) or men’s ($20–$25) haircut, full head highlights ($75–$90), or a hydrating hair treatment ($15). Additionally, mugs may be spiffed up with an eyebrow shaping ($10–$12) or lip waxing ($6–$8) that will transform faces into fetching facades. Unlike haunted-house employees and hockey goalies, normal people benefit from an appealing appearance that doesn’t reduce little children and rival fans to tears. At Design Gallery Salon, clients can acquire expert beautifying services that accessorize countenances with a look more eye-catching than a top hat crafted from dragon scales. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Salon Blu's stylists shape scraggly hairdos into modern manes with trendy styling techniques, color processes, and Redken and Pureology products. After a quick shampoo to dislodge the head-patting hands of doting aunts, the keen-eyed stylists snip and style rogue tresses and blow-dry 'dos to add volume. A partial highlight treatment encases locks in foil in order to add the appearance of natural depth and deflect commercial-laden radio waves before they influence purchasing decisions.
Holley Closser’s workspace is an open door to inspiration. She cuts new hairstyles on men, women, and children that range from classic pixies to modern asymmetrical layers. She can choose from an entire kaleidoscope of colors to add to hair, or create special updos fit for a wedding or baby shower. Even the salon itself pops, from zebra-print chairs to accent walls in hot pink and turquoise hues.
Glam Lounge’s stylists have beautified celebrities from Rashida Jones to Kellan Lutz of Twilight, and owner Dawn Carrington crafted a TV-quality makeover for TLC’s A Perfect Proposal. At their Raleigh salon, the Hollywood-ready stylists trim men’s and women’s tresses into face-flattering shapes and construct custom bridal updos to match locks with the elegance of the ceremony. In hands-on workshops, they impart professional techniques for brushing, updo building, and heat styling with flat irons and curling irons rather than bike helmets fitted with glowing coals. Glam Lounge's line of hair products, Glam, helps clients to upkeep styled tresses at home with luxurious formulas.
Necole Marlow has more than 15 years of experience revamping hair to suit her clients' unique lifestyle, personality, and political affiliation. In the comfort of her cozy Sola Salon studio, Necole can chisel a stylish new cut or ramp up layers with a bold color process. Clients may also request a swanky updo in honor of an upcoming wedding, birthday, or monster-truck rally.
Alter Ego's talented technicians primp and polish customers' fingers. The 40-minute Shellac manicure provides the durability and zero dry time of gel nails with the ease of application and smooth, slick finish of traditional polish. Once applied, the wet Shellac polish takes a trip underneath the special UV lamp, hardening into a chip-defying, ultra-shiny finish and eliminating smudges from purse rummaging and plugging differential equations into a graphing calculator. The finish can last up to two weeks without degrading, and is removed easily with no harm to the natural nails, unlike acrylic removal, which uses tiny, club-wielding trolls to bash away unsightly remnants.
The talented stylists at BeautyLounge add new textures and face-flattering layers to hair that is dry or wet. The versatile pros also transform manes with organic natural-enzyme hair color, hand-painted highlights, and papier-mâché wigs. Faces find TLC with brow shaping with organic wax and lash extensions in synthetic mink, pure silk, and genuine mink.