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Piercing Parlor
Shrap Metal

2928 Parker St., 963-3279

One reason Shrap Metal rates as your favorite piercing parlor: OK, you decide on the fly that it's time for a new piercing. You walk in without an appointment, and there's always a piercer in-house. Shawn, the owner, says Shrap Metal also stands out because his two piercers are medically trained, Chris having been an EMT for seven years and Mike with 13 years as a surgical first assistant. They take care of their customers whose favorite piercing, overall, is the navel ring and make sure everyone leaves happy. CSB

Cheap Haircut

Multiple locations


Would you rather spend $50 on a haircut done by someone who only trims two heads a day, or $12 on a 'do done by someone who cuts five times that? At SuperCuts, an experienced staff of well-trained scissor jockeys offers quick haircuts at affordable prices. Your cutter will even wash your hair for you beforehand for a few extra bucks. Don't forget: lather, rinse and repeat. Always repeat. TT

Hair Stylist
Laurie Ann Carman at Image by Design Salon and Day Spa

2230 N. Wahsatch Ave., 635-9227

There's nothing worse than going in for a haircut and seeing a stylist approaching with her hair frosted, gelled and wrapped in a banana clip behind a set of mall bangs. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about: C'mon, you know what I'm talking about. For those of you with that hairstyle: Go see Laurie Ann Carman. She can be found at Image by Design, in the cozy Bon Shopping Center. Carman credits her success to the support of her staff and her salon's friendly environment, as well as styling classes that keep her and other Image cutters up to date. FG

Nail Salon
Salon 21

2121 Templeton Gap Road, 633-8480

Upon sitting down for my French manicure, it was immediately obvious why you voted Salon 21 the top nail salon. It was as if I walked into a good girlfriend's living room: comfortable, casual and full of juicy conversation. Owner Tiffany Kadrmas and staff have worked together in various salons around the Springs for more than 20 years, in some cases, and celebrated their third anniversary as Salon 21 this summer. Forty minutes and $18 later, I felt as if I'd known them for ages and almost asked to join them for their Friday night out. CSB

Day Spa
Veda Salon and Spa

4697 Centennial Blvd., 265-5660

2110 Southgate Road, #201, 578-8332

7443 N. Academy Blvd., 314-1480


Admit it: When you hear the words "salt scrub" and "seaweed wrap," you think of a woman. It's time to discard that line of thinking and adopt a new one, says Carrie Perkins, COO and owner of Veda Salon. "It's OK for men to go [to the salon] now," she says. "There's less stigma." Whether you fancy a coup


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