Studio 180’s walls range in hue from lilac to golden peach, offering a delicious contrast to the hardwood floors and mod leather furniture. Amid these cozy accents, stylist Sara Savanella crafts flattering layers and splashes bland strands with color highlights. Clients may also solicit Sara for a deep-conditioning treatment or request an elegant updo for an upcoming wedding, birthday, or boxing match.
The sound of shears snipping away at split ends permeates Simplicity Hair Care, where salon owner Dawn Sherman draws on more than a decade of cosmetology experience to helm a team of professional stylists—all of whom pride themselves on using products that protect hair with limited artificial additives. The eco-friendly and fashion-forward salon’s natural approach manifests in shelves stocked with low-ammonia hair color from Lakmé and sustainable styling products from Alterna Bamboo. When they aren’t taming curls or charming snakes on Gorgons’ scalps, the stylists lengthen locks with extensions crafted from all-natural human hair or rein in frizz with texture-altering treatments.
Jami Purser at Tranquility Salon & Spa unravels wily manes to sleeker states with its straightening treatment. Smooth out cantankerous frizz with a full Brazilian blowout, a straightening procedure that can improve the condition of any hair length or type, including previously relaxed or straightened. Jami will apply a solution that is free of formaldehyde and other harsh chemicals to create a protective protein layer around each strand, resulting in smooth, healthy, frizz-free locks. Acai aftercare products harness the power of this mysterious super-fruit to create results that can last for up to 12 weeks. The entire process can be completed in less than 90 minutes, leaving clients free to spend the day testing the limits of their reinforced tresses in local wind tunnels.
Working out of Escape Hair Salon, Heather Whitton brings five types of certification and a sharp edge honed with continuing-education classes to her workstation each day. A Paul Mitchell-certified stylist, Heather takes pride in working with all types of hair and her ability to distinguish between split ends from spaghetti stuck on heads. Armed with Goldwell, L'anza, and Featherlocks brand products, Heather cuts, colors, styles, and shapes hair based on each individual's distinct look.
Head Over Heels Hair Studio spruces up bodies and minds with an ample menu of salon and massage services. Clients leave neck knots and tethered tendons to the able mitts of Corey Deloy, a licensed massage therapist trained in a variety of muscle-melting techniques. Backs relax at the application of a Swedish massage, which uses light to medium pressure to reduce stress, in the same way that eyes relax at the sight of Magic Eye puzzles in aurorae borealis. If anxiety centers require additional fathoms of muscle mining, excavators can sign up for a deep-tissue massage, which employs deep pressure to release knots and free corporal yachts from sore moorings.
The eponymous stylist at Claudia's Hair Studio brings more than a decade of expertise from Vidal Sassoon, Wella, and other elite training programs to her cozy one-chair salon. Clients sip coffee or wine and listen to relaxing music as Claudia trims away split ends and accents hair with all-over color and foiling. In addition to cuts and color, Claudia specializes in formal occasion up-do's. The studio's services also include waxing for lips and chins. Claudia consults with each client in a relaxed and private environment.