Roots Static Salon, which opened in 2002, has a happy, youngish, high-energy vibe, and a trendy photo-studio look (complete with black walls, ceilings, and studio “umbrellas”). The black-and-red open space houses 16 chairs, and the salon employs 17 staff members.
Highlights “This is where fashionable women and men come for the newest and latest techniques and up-to-the-minute looks,” says Debbie Kolley-Bartko, cofounder and stylist. Clients can take photos of their before and after looks at the salon’s selfie station (complete with logo background).
Cutting Edge Textured or straight? Layered or blunt? Static has every version of the “lob” (long bob) trend down to a science. “We are also really big on lived-in hair,” says Kolley-Bartko. “We create a natural look so that you don’t feel like you have a ‘hairdo’ but rather an effortless style.”
Color Code Static Salon extensively trains colorists in contemporary techniques like balayage and ombre, and coloring fine hair is their specialty. “Our coloring techniques and products add dimension, to make fine hair look thicker and fuller,” says master colorist Ashley Hackbarth.
Star Stylist/Colorist “We are departmentalized, so every staff member excels at what they do,” says Bartko.
Gloss Static offers 10 percent off full keratin treatments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and new clients get $20 off services. The salon also has a 10-day-guarantee policy for all of its services.
Heads Up Static recently added Olaplex, a three-part treatment that actually repairs broken hair bonds. It is especially beneficial when highlighting or lifting color.
Prices Women’s haircuts from $79; men’s haircuts from $55. Single-process color starts at $65; partial highlights start at $140; full highlights begin at $170; keratin express treatments start at $150.