HotHeadz Salon's staff combines 60 years of collective experience to beautify clients with indulgent manicures and pedicures as well as hair services—from extensions and color to special-occasion updos and blowouts—for men and women. When seated in the cushy leather treatment chairs, guests may recognize a familiar face treating their hair. Former WWE wrestler and MMA artist Sean Haire has recently joined the HotHeadz team, passing on the same sharp style he exhibited on the cover of South Magazine. The salon's other staff members tout equally impressive credentials. Three of the stylists have been certified as Blonde Me colorists by blonding master Kim Vo. Together, the HotHeadz family tirelessly caters to each individual's taste. All of their work is guaranteed, allowing unsatisfied clients to ask for a complimentary re-do or an "I'm Sorry" card written in shampoo.
The weeping willows hanging over Christopher George's Salon herald the serenity of the idyllic space they shade. The airy space sprawls across 1,000 square feet of leather chairs, black-lacquered wood decor, and high-end haircare products from the likes of Paul Mitchell. Talented stylists with 22 years of experience bustle about the salon, shearing strands into face-framing shapes during designer haircuts and refashioning follicles into a northern-lights-like display of color with partial highlights. Complimentary chalices of wine occasionally accompany treatments, providing a tasty alternative to the barbicide cocktails served at most traditional salons.
At Angelora Color Salon, stylists draw on vast stores of creativity and love of natural beauty to transform headscapes into works of art. The salon maintains the intimacy of the setting as the staff create custom cuts for the whole family, correct botched at-home color jobs, and relax frizz with texturizing treatments.
Along with nourishing locks with styling products from Paul Mitchell, the salon also stocks its shelves with the brand's Tea Tree line, which infuses skin and hair with energizing citrus and herb extracts to help calm stress and freshen the insides of top hats.
An avid weightlifter and yogi, nationally certified massage therapist Bryan C. Thomas draws on an intrinsic understanding of athleticism when treating chronic pain and injuries with his one-hour custom massages. Drawing from a menu of Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and sports massages, Bryan can tackle pain and aid relaxation in one- to two-hour sessions. His nimble fingers manipulate muscles and boost blood flow to improve the range of motion in stifled limbs and the range of dramatic expression in struggling actors.
Gazing into one of the ornate mirrors at Hello Gorgeous The Salon, you might expect a disembodied face to insist you?re the fairest of them all. The waves of gold that wrap around each styling station?s mirror evoke a fairy-tale setting. In fact, the entire salon does: hardwood floors, an intricately embellished bureau, and fresh flowers are reminiscent of a surprisingly chic cottage. Drink in your surroundings as beauticians cut and style hair, paint nails, or perform another salon service.
Sweet and Savory Bakery’s pastry chefs pull fresh sugary and salty creations from their oven daily. Newly conceptualized cakeballs transform birthday wishes into bowling matches as they roll toward strategically set candles. Mouths can navigate past piles of frosting to carve in to cupcakes, packed by the dozen to fuel the starting lineup of a soccer team and its hooligan-in-residence. Hands, alternately, can grab at 24 classic cookies, which can placate the sweet teeth of six barbershop quartets or up one person's status from cookie muncher to cookie monster.