Kara Christian Styling Studio isn't the biggest salon. It isn't located in the city, and it isn't staffed by dozens of employees. But that's perfectly okay with the close-knit team at this Bumble and bumble salon. Tucked away in the heart of downtown Woodstock, the studio is staffed by an experienced team made up of three master cosmetologists and two receptionists. The team members relish the small size, which allows them to provide personalized attention, keep the atmosphere relaxed, and ensure no tyrannosaurus rexes can squeeze inside and cause distractions. They use only the highest-quality products while they work with their clients during haircuts, coloring, and straightening services.
When Josie founded Gossip Salon and sought to hire fellow stylists, she prized one characteristic above all else: experience. These artists—many with more than 20 years in the business behind them—consider their clients' wishes and facial features before sculpting expert haircuts and applying color in both subtle and funky designs.
Gayla Smith’s resume spans twenty years and myriad advanced classes in design, cutting, and coloring—but don’t expect her to tell you that. Once you’re in her chair, she’ll be more interested in hearing about you: your style goals, your lifestyle, and your overall preferred look. That way, she can use her skills to create a look that embellishes your features and persona. For a taste of everything that Gayla has on offer, settle in for a pamper package; the summer package includes a cut, all-over color, Framesi conditioning treatment, scalp massage, and dinner.
Keeping apace with modern trends is important to the staff at Spalon & Tan, which explains why each member continually attends classes and training. Through these sessions, stylists learn to smooth frizz with keratin treatments and add length with sew-in extensions. During nail treatments, technicians put a surprising twist on french manicures by bedecking tips with vivid hues and glittery designs. As for body treatments, they stick with the classics: relaxing massages to be enjoyed solo, with a significant other, or with a favorite crossing guard.
During each beauty-enhancing salon or spa service, Carlos Lissimore Salon's appearance artisans draw upon years of expertise from prestigious training programs, such as Vidal Sassoon and the Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy. Inside the European-concept salon's chic setting, they employ products from Wella and Purvana during hair services that run the gamut from precision cuts to keratin treatments to hair colorings as vibrant as a peacock following a decisive paintball-battle loss. Stylists augment the mane attraction with an assortment of relaxing spa services, such as complexion-renewing facials and waxings and tension-releasing massages, that help bodies look and feel their best.
Aestheticians at Challise & Company - Hair Skin Body, an Aveda salon and spa, revamp tresses and beautify complexions with botanical extracts blended into Aveda products. These cherry, pumpkin, and vanilla serums team up to cleanse pores, nourish hair, and soothe stressed muscles during negotiations to release hostage knots. A portion of all proceeds goes to local charities selected by staff members.
The staff members at Preeminence Salon & Boutique, an Aveda concepts salon, are skilled in an array of hairstyling techniques ranging from cuts and color to Design Essentials amino-acid treatments, Brazilian hair straightening, and keratin smoothing treatments. Clients may also peruse the boutique side of the salon for accessories and gifts.