Emily Griffith's salon is a laboratory for students enrolled in an eleven-month course that leads, hopefully, to a license to practice cosmetology in the state. The future stylists are a cultural pastiche who spend hours perfecting the art of the highlight, the lowlight and the wave. All procedures are supervised by instructors, and students are not allowed to set scissors to mane until they've practiced on non-live subjects. With a service list that includes chemical procedures and hot-lotion manicures, weaves and waxes, cuts and color, the salon is a perfect synthesis of vanity and thrift. Did we mention the $4 brow wax?
The Emily Griffith Opportunity Salon is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays. Call 720-423-4798 to make an appointment; walk-ins are welcome, too.
Starts: Aug. 5. Daily, 2004