Even as a little girl, Arlene Gray knew she wanted to be a hairstylist, and she has spent the last 27 years fulfilling that dream. After training in New York City, she moved south, eventually opening A's Hair Salon. Not only does she continue to treat hair to her expert styling services—including colorings, cuts, keratin treatments, relaxers, and extensions—but she also shares her knowledge with others as a cosmetology instructor and volunteer stylist for cancer-related charities.
As owner, cosmetologist, and hair specialist, Lisa Cowan not only hopes to make visitors to Enlighten Salon feel utterly at home, she wants to make sure they turn heads when they walk out. After chatting and getting to know clients, Lisa sets out performing the same hair-reanimating services that she deploys to ready people for photo-shoots, including applying highlights.
Anna Maria is the stylist behind Bella Dea Hair & Nail Studio, where she presents each client with one-on-one attention. Armed with products by Bed Head, Donna Bella, and Redken, she counts precision cuts, updos, extensions, and keratin treatments among her specialties, but her skills also extend beyond tresses; she's also a makeup artist and is equally experienced in both airbrush cosmetics and traditional cosmetics, which are applied with a trebuchet. Of course, after freshening faces and manes, Anna Maria would never let her clients leave with less-than-perfect nails, so—after pampering manicures and pedicures—she encourages fingers to point at bottles of CND Shellac, OPI, or China Glaze so she may bestow a finishing touch.
Decorated with framed playbills and mirrors surrounded by bright lights, Box Office Hair resembles a celebrity’s dressing room where guests feel like they’re the stars of the show. The salon’s beauticians, who boast skills that range from stylist to master consultant, reimagine hairdos with basic cuts and coloring as well as treatments that yield more-dramatic effects, such as spiral perms and block coloring with three different hues. Brazilian keratin treatments tame wild, frizzy strands for a camera-ready finish, and extensions let short hair act the part of a longer, thicker mane, which gives clients an acceptable excuse to intimidate zebras at the zoo.
After injuries kept Major League Barbershop's owner from pitching for the Atlanta Braves, he utilized his backup talent as a barber to create a family-run salon that caters to male scalps of any age. Reflective exterior windows greet customers and sentient sunglasses as they wander into the intimate setting and kick back in plush, leather haircutting thrones. As toes hover above tan tile flooring, trained stylists precisely trim and clip strands into traditionally dapper 'dos or funky, customized hair patterns such as zigzags, arrows, or labyrinthine blue prints. Clients can also cozy up beneath hot- and cold-towel treatments to freshen facialspheres or expel unwanted tendrils with beard or brow trims.
Demi Nicole's stylists use top products from Paul Mitchell, Influance, Kera Care, Avalon, and Global Keratin to supplement their many hair services. In addition to the traditional haircut and style—they pride themselves in their short-hair cuts—the team performs sew-in and bond-in weaves, which can add length and volume to hair and 100% more pony to a tail. Also on offer: brow and lip waxes, makeup, highlights, and lash extensions.