Tangles creates new do’s

Mondays can be tough. It signals the start of classes, the beginning of the workweek, and sometimes panic.”Halloween’s over with,” said Jane Hall, owner of Tangles beauty salon, after getting a call Monday morning with a new client. The client’s latest hair-experiment-gone-sour resulted in a frightful frump of orange tresses, and she needed Hall’s help. “What a way to start a Monday morning!” chuckled Hall.Unexpected eventssuch is the life of a stylist. Recently, I took a trip to Tangles beauty salon, located between Jose’s and Shipley’s on Highway 30. The shop is a relatively new addition to the sprawling Huntsville metropolis, having opened for business on July 1, 2000. Though small in size, this salon offers much in the way of personality, spunk, and expertise. “We have a lot of fun here,” said stylist Mark Comer. FunI wanted in on some of that. Monday mornings are not generally bright for me, so, to add a spark to my day, Comer agreed to show me around the place and test the salon’s hottest selling styling products, Bedhead by Tigi.”It’s hard to keep these on the shelf,” said Comer. Rows of serums, shampoos, and lotions in fruity scents and attractive packaging are like candy for the hair-involved. By far the salon’s hottest selling product line, these items offer something for everyone. My product trial began in one of the most comfortable places on earththe shampoo chair. I think every girl needs a professional shampooist at her home.I got washed with a generous dose of Self-Absorbed Mega Vitamin Shampoo and Conditioner. After a quick rinse, I was whisked to the styling chair for an application of Ego Boost Leave in Conditioner. A blow-dry accompanied by Root Boost Texturizing Spray volumized my hair. “Now, most importantly,” said Comer. “Here comes the Shine Junkie.” A dab of the gel to make my hair shine was the finishing touch in my Monday morning makeover.My hair now smelling like a Collins Street Bakery Fruitcake, Comer proceeded to tell me more about the salon’s operations.The salon employs seven stylists, who work various shifts Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Long hours, an embracing “Walk-ins welcome” sign, and cheap prices make Tangles a great choice for college students. SHSU students can get a cut and style for $9, coloring starts at $30 and highlights start at $45. “About 70 percent of our clientele is college students,” said Hall, adding that the shop sees an equal percentage of male and female customers. “If you can get in the door, we’ll cut your hair,” Hall said. College students who languish about being away from their hometown hairdresser can find comfort at Tangles. Not only will you leave with great hair, you’ll have some money in your pocket too.Maybe even enough to buy a fruitcake.

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