Alchemy…a Salon: Transforming What is Common into a Unique Expression. Alchemy was started on Historic Commercial Street in 2010, to meet the need for a progressive, fashion-forward salon in Springfield. With over 29 years combined experience, owners Sa’dia Luallen and Paulette Tilden strive for excellence in their craft – seeking out continuing education and inspiration in the arts and fashion industry. From runway shows and editorial photo-shoots, to helping a client find their best personal look, Alchemy has done it all. They have received the honor of being voted one of the “Best of 417″ in 2011, and are always on the lookout for the latest trends in professional hairstyling. Alchemy specializes in customized haircuts, color, texture services, and special-occasion hairstyling. Personal consultations are always complimentary.