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 breathes fresh life into tired tresses with design and coloring services bolstered by products from brands such as Redken and Pureology. The salon's legion of stylists masters new techniques by participating in ongoing industry education that keeps them as up-to-date as a live web stream of a page-a-day calendar. After lazing beneath a rich shampoo, strands undergo restyling at the hands of a highly trained designer. A color expert then rechristens the hair with partial foil highlights to add dimension, interest, and makeshift tic-tac-toe boards to single-shade manes. Stylists complete ’do updates with a final blowout.
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.
The spacious, loft-like atmosphere of the salon exudes the same luxury and style applied to every client. Galleria-quality art complements the white walls and slick wood floor to create an eye-catching experience unseen since Ahab accidentally snagged Moby's baby-blue peeper. There's enough space inside to accompany your entire circle of friends for a day at the spa. Grab a spot on the couch and sip a glass of wine before or after your appointment while reminiscing with your spa-mates about the time you placed second at the extreme jump rope nationals.