Hair beauty salons today are incorporating beauty treatments like waxing eyebrows, nail art, manicures and other similar services. Other established and renowned salons offer services like massages of the whole body and aesthetic treatments like laser, electrolysis, dermal fillings and more.
Almost everyone has his favourite beauty salon and some keep changing places until they find a more knowledgeable stylist that meets their demands and needs. Depending on the business size and revenue is the salon’s reputation. Maybe a salon in a corner in a small town cannot offer the services and professional advice as a renowned one in a big mall in the city. Some stylists are more into it for the revenue than for their passion to serve clients. I really hate this type of attitude and it seems it’s getting the norm in some places.
You should tell your stylist about changes or particular conditions regarding your hair. Although a professional that know the trade and cares for his clients should always do a test on a small area when trying out new products or treatments. Many just do away with this.
The following is a directory of hair and beauty salons in various states in the US and even Canada. You get the name, location and website to browse before visiting the outlet.
Another resource by Elle.com lists the Top 100 hair beauty salons in the United States to get celebrity cuts.
If you happen to be African-American then there are some specialized black hair beauty salons. Here they are
Keep your eyes open on the prices. Celebrities like Beyonce, Naomi Campbell and Whitney Houston have been spotted here. 134 W 72nd St between Columbus and Amsterdam Aves (212-724-4492)
Wanna be treated like a star while at the salon? This beauty salon really stands out as the receptionist will ask you for your favorite drinks and foods when you phone for appointment. At the salon you will change your clothes with a cashmere kimono and a pair of furry pink slippers! Their most popular treatment is a special scalp-cocktail tailored to your needs. Extensions which are rather affordable are popular here. 636 Broadway between Bleecker and W Houston Sts (877-647-7533, shashalee.com)
Founder and owner Patrick Wellington is a true professional praised by his clients for his understanding of Afro-American black hair. 119 W 23rd St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-206-7962)
Ebony Styles Beauty Salon
Jamaica-born owner Mena McNeil is renowned for his stellar skills and the super-friendly service will give you that Aaahhhh super good feeling for the day. The salon specializes in relaxer treatments and extensions. 707 Lexington Ave between 57th and 58th Sts (646-666-3033, ebonystylesbeautysalon.com)
Living in Brooklyn? This salon is the place where celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Queen Latifah have their beautiful twists, weaves, locs or braids. Founder Anu Prestonia and crew are known for new styles such as Casamas Braids, Senegalese Prices are not that cheap but they know a thing about black styling. 327 Gold St between Flatbush Ave Ext and Johnson St, Downtown Brooklyn (718-422-2600, khamitkinks.com)
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