The stylists at Michael Anthony Studios approach each haircut with a fresh perspective, snipping strands and coiffing curls to give clients their own standout style. They help guests achieve their signature look with services including keratin treatments, which help smooth unruly strands, and all-over highlights, which add dimension and vibrance to locks.
But the staff tackles more than just hair. They pamper ladies' paws with french manicures and paraffin hand dips, and take care of gents with hand treatments that include an exfoliation and massage. Their waxing services help oust unwanted hair on the face, legs, or bikini region. Also offering professional makeup applications, the staff revamps looks in preparation for events such as weddings or LARP coronations.
Since 1992, the Images name has been synonymous with quality and value in the hair care industy! In our continuing effort to make your experience at Images an exceptional one, we offer a diverse selection of services to meet your needs. Images is the single source for all of your hair care needs!
Located in Blackwood, Hair Shop is a full-service salon that prettifies clients head to toe. Offering on-trend haircuts, color, waxing, and natural nail services, this intimate family-friendly salon prides itself on the personal attention each client receives from its licensed stylists and aestheticians.
Your hair’s sure to feel silkier once your stylist conditions it—learn why with Groupon’s close-up look at conditioner.
Although human hair may look smooth, each strand's outer layer—the cuticle—is actually quite rough. Under dry conditions, the tiny scales that cover its surface become raised and brittle, causing hairs to tangle and lose their shine. Conditioner aims to correct this problem by bonding a particular class of molecules, called cationic surfactants, to the cuticle. This is possible because keratin, the protein that makes up most of the hair shaft, bristles with negative ions, which attract the positively charged surfactants, coating each thread in a thin film that weighs it down and reduces frizz. (The negative charge of keratin is also what causes static whenever positive ions are stripped from the hair—the static that makes it possible to stick a balloon to the wall or to power a miner's headlamp.)
The other ingredients in conditioner don't always need ions to do their jobs well. Humectants suck in water from the surrounding air, thereby moisturizing the hair, and oils simply penetrate the cuticle. Glossers coat the hair with light-reflecting polymers, increasing shine, whereas other ingredients raise the acidity level of the conditioner, which helps protect the hair's protein structure.
Two salon chair sit in front of mirrors, surrounded by bright light, dark hardwood floors, and an even rarer sensation at a salon—privacy. Instead of a dizzying cacophony of hair dryers and scissor snips, ARS LAB surrounds each client with peace and quiet, ensuring individual attention from a stylist—including owner André Richard Baldini—who takes the time to get to know them, their needs, and their desired aesthetic. After a full consultation, the stylist hydrates hair with Phyto conditioning treatment before cutting, coloring, or styling it to match the latest hair trends or most popular neighborhood topiaries. The salon also features a dedicated MAC makeup station, where Baldini—a MAC makeup specialist—creates new custom applications and teaches clients how to get the same look at home.
Brands Used: Influence, CHI color, Jane Carter, DermaOrganic
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I first developed a passion for the beauty industry while working at my aunt's salon in 1983. I loved meeting new clients, and seeing their faces after I finished doing their hair. As a woman, getting your hair done can boost your ego, elevate your mood, and make you feel like a brand-new person. All that being said, I just love people, and I love making them feel like a million bucks.