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Beauty salons & barber shops provide professional services to make you look good. Get that scraggly beard properly trimmed, wax that unibrow, or discover the joys of a simple pedicure. Looking good isn't just about vanity, it can help you land a job, get a date, or just feel better!

Looking for your old stylist? Check out the link for their former salon and read up on where they are working now!

Full Service Salons & Spas

Spas typically offer a full range of aesthetic services including hair (cut, color, style), nails (manicure, pedicure, acrylics), waxing (eyebrow, bikini, Brazilian), massage and skin treatments. Please check each businesses page for a complete listing of services provided.


Stylists tend to move around a bit during their careers, so below is a list of individual stylists, and (hopefully) the salon in which they are currently working.

Tanning Salons

Tanning salons provide beds that emit UV rays affecting skin pigment. Some salons offer UV-free options that darken the skin without exposure to light. Tanning salons also provide an array of lotions, moisturizers and other skincare products. Davis doesn't support many tanning salons, possibly for melanoma concerns, but those determined few have options.

A new law was passed that bans UV tanning by machines for anyone under age 18. Spray tans are still legal.

Nail Salons

Nail salons provide manicures for the hands, pedicures for the feet, and often do some waxing as well. Typically you get your best value with a combination manicure/pedicure service. Please check our listing of full service salons and spas for more places to get your nails done.

Barber Shops

Barber shops typically offer a range of male-oriented aesthetic services, including haircuts and shaves. Please check individual pages for details on services provided.

Wedding/party stylists

Just a Haircut, Please

Skin Services

Beauty Products


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I've had trouble finding barber shops that actually offer shaves. Does anyone know of one? - ArlenAbraham

I am pretty sure Razor's Edge Barber Shop offers straight razor shaves, although I have never gotten one there myself. -GeorgeLewis

2005-12-16 08:54:51   Davis Barber Shop does a straight razor for the neck, so I am sure they can do regular shaves too. —JoeMinewiser


2008-11-10   Is there a salon that does a good haircut for $30 to $40? I've had haircuts in Davis on both ends of the spectrum ($15 and $60), but I'd really like something in the middle. I'm just a working mom with medium to long hair. Any ideas or suggestions? —NoelBruening

2009-09-14 16:09:36   Just to Inform anyone out there looking, Vita Dolce Barbershop (now closed) Offered Full Service Straight Razor Shaves for all the gentlemen out there Looking for a taste of Old School Tradition. —HollywoodtheBarber

2012-01-14 14:14:16   A female friend of mine has asked me to post the following: "I am looking for a place where I can just get a nice haircut each time without much fuss. I don't want to color my hair. I don't want to perm my hair. I'm also not going to be blow-drying or styling my hair. I have very fine hair and I want to limit the stress that I put on it. I realize that this limits the styles that are available to me, but I still want to get a good cut. Sometimes what happens to me is that I get a few good cuts, but then the stylist seems to get bored because I am not buying expensive products or expensive treatments or doing anything fancy. I end up with my hair too short or not cut carefully. I just want to get a good haircut each time, and yes, I always tip nicely. Any recommendations for me?" —CovertProfessor

  • I think that Olive Drive Barber Shop is a great place for a no-frills professional cut. $16 for a cut that you won't need to wait 2 weeks for it to look right. She won't shampoo or perm, but you will look good.
    • Thanks — somehow I missed this reply. I'll pass along the suggestion. —CovertProfessor