Owner Mary D not only contributes her initials to M.D.'s Hair Salon, but also her more than 30 years of experience in the beauty industry. Mary has done it all—from owning and managing salons to serving as an accomplished stylist with a specialty in corrective color and multidimensional foils. Today, Mary puts her expertise to work alongside stylist Deena W, who herself boasts more than 25 years of experience. Together, the duo designs flattering haircuts for men and women, straightens unruly frizz with keratin treatments, and treats bridal parties to special-occasion styling. The stylists use products from brands such as Kenra, Redken, Moroccanoil, and Keratin Complex by Coppola to style and retexturize manes. While their hair is being transformed, clients can enjoy ample parking and complimentary snacks and beverages, such as beer and wine.
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.
Beneath the sheer white fabrics draping the ceiling at Luxury Nails and Spa, technicians pamper bodies with nail services, facials, massages, and waxing. While reclining in a row of plush, multicolored chairs, clients treat feet with sugar scrubs and marine masks until they are as soft and smooth as a puppy quoting the Fonz. Private treatment rooms house a licensed massage therapist who kneads muscles with Swedish techniques and hot stones and aestheticians who cleanse pores with Dermalogica facial products.
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.
At Jeannette’s Beauty and Barber Shop, a staff of four licensed barbers and cosmetologists doles out cuts and other hair treatments for women, men, and children. Although the cosmetologists' specialties include altering hues with color and smoothing strands with keratin treatments, they also offer extensions, roller sets, and perms. Barbers, on the other hand, lather up clients for razor shaves and meticulously trim beards to leave men's faces looking distinguished and dapper.
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.