The first thing one might notice about Special Effects Hair Salon is its decidedly homey feel. Large windows broadcast light into the space, which hosts hardwood floors and a leather love seat for clients to relax on. Once they find themselves in a comfy, leather salon chair, they'll be treated to services such as haircuts, deep-conditioning treatments, and color services.
At Unlimited Styles Barbershop & Salon, creative director Kim Evans captains a team of skilled stylists, beauty specialists, and expert barbers. Amid green and grey walls and trendy decor, the staffers perform an array of hair, nail, and skincare services. Master stylist Aiesha Grant snips up new looks and twists hair into intricate braids and dreadlocks, while barbers trim facial hair with luxurious hot-lather shaves. Skincare specialist Jasmin Santana sculpts brows with waxing services and rejuvenates skin with facials, as cosmetologist Jaricia DePina, who has a specialty in braids, styles hair and accentuates eyes and lips with makeup.
At Evolution Hair Designs, even waiting is part of the experience. Instead of sitting on an uncomfortable chair in front, customers can grab drinks and food from a nearby business or go for a stroll, and they’ll receive a text message as soon as it’s their turn in the chair. From there, the professional stylists get to work, reinventing their clients’ looks with trims and cuts, coloring, and blowouts. Evolution Hair Designs offers salon services for women, men, and children.
Owner and stylist Rachel Sanson leads an all-female team of beauty professionals, whose talent and expertise have helped the salon to win Readers' Choice awards from Mansfield Patch in 2012 and Wicked Local in 2011 and 2013. In addition to standard salon services, including cuts, styles, facials, and massages, the staff can keep its clients up to date on current trends with feather-lock extensions and color rubs, temporary dyes that easily wash out.