Seasoned stylist and Albany native Katie Steinbach imbues Bombshell Beauty Lounge with a vintage atmosphere, contrasting retro ambiance with a full roster of modern salon services. Backed by her team of continually educated technicians, Katie skillfully sculpts and adds hues to hairdos, and removes excess fuzz with waxing. She also educates clients on the art of makeup application, demonstrating trendy techniques and how to prevent mascara smudges when sitting in the first five rows of a killer-whale show.
In almost 30 malls sprinkled across four states, Beauty Plus Salon beckons prospective makeover recipients with a fleet of skilled stylists and a colossal selection of professional beauty products. "The beauty industry never slows down," staffers say on Facebook, so "neither do we." That's why mall-goers find Beauty Salon open seven days a week. Between the retail shelves that average 500 nail polish colors, clients get gussied with services that pamper hair, skin, and nails.
The staff at Innovations Hair Salon style new 'dos using Paul Mitchell products and craft custom facials to match individual skin needs. Adhering to the salon's signature five-star consultation, trained scissor specialists meet with clients to confirm length and style preferences and project quarterly growth before diving into the cut. Scalps tingle during T3 treatments, as stylists massage Paul Mitchell Tea Tree shampoo, conditioner, and hair-and-body moisturizer into strands, infusing them with softening, hydrating oils. The women's package caps off with the addition of an expert blow-dry and style, leaving behind a youthful-looking head often translates into a youthful strut and a plethora of compliments from friends, strangers, and the insides of hats.
Like any good teacher, style director and salon owner Shelley Hutchinson believes you are never done learning. Her 14 years as a cosmetologist have led her to oversee a staff of hairstylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists, all of whom continue to hone their skills through educational seminars. As they absorb new techniques, they graduate on a track from apprentice to senior stylist, having chosen a major in either scissor biology or beehive keeping. Shelley herself attends international trade shows to keep up with the world's aesthetic tastes, adapting her knowledge of cuts and colors to make the most of the salon's partnership with Goldwell.
Inside Shelley's beautification venue, sunlight illuminates fixtures inspired by the natural world. Potted trees, floral arrangements, and bamboo window shades complement the earth-toned walls of private spa and public styling areas. The services also draw from nature: guests can warm their feet during the Tranquil Earth pedicure featuring hot rocks, or they can nourish their features with an enzyme peel's pineapple and papaya extracts.
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At New Attitudes Salon, talented stylists and aestheticians pamper clients with a spectrum of hair, skin, and body treatments. To keep hairdos in line and up to date, a CHI master educator can glide her scissors through locks or apply a flattering, ammonia-free color. Facials employ potent ingredients such as volcanic ash and glycolic acid to tighten pores and even out tone, and body scrubs refresh below-chin skin with mixtures of sea salt and organic essential oils. Treatment rooms fill with therapeutic scents of vanilla, lavender, and peppermint during spa appointments, ensuring clients leave with minds as calm as the audience at a snail race.
For more than 20 years, master stylist Kelly Anne has led a seasoned team of beauticians known to transform ordinary clients into magnets of positive attention with professional products and a menu of tress-taming services. The skilled hairdressers, many having more than 15 years of experience, wax away undesired head-threads and beautify the strands clients want to keep through cuts, coloring, and Global Keratin deep-conditioning treatments. To stay abreast of today's latest hairstyling techniques, the salon's dedicated staff regularly attends continued-education courses and hacks Vidal Sassoon’s email account.