1 Rock Paper Scissor Salonspa
301 N. Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe’s best salon is housed beautifully, all the better to make you beautiful, my dear: a large high-ceilinged room, hardwood floors, mirrors, artistic renderings of various beautiful ladies with beautiful locks, lots of natural light, and walls in bright aqua and purple. The salon’s strength comes from the staff members, who are both well-trained and well-treated: health benefits and more-than-living wages keep morale high. The combination of training and treatment makes for a staff skilled at creating repeat clients, as the salon’s placement in BOSF shows. Rock Paper Scissor Salonspa also gives back to the community through a smattering of charities; it donate its services to the National Dance Institute and sends the proceeds from face painting and hair braiding at local festivals to United Way. But most of all, Rock Paper Scissor is about the customers. As creative director and owner Melody Wysf-Feliciano says, “What can I say? They’re happy, we’re happy.” (Caroline K Gorman)
2 Adorn Hair Studio, 1600-D Lena St., 670-0416
3 Salon Del Mar, 1225-B Cerrillos Road, 490-2278