Master colorist Tanya Kaye O'Brien honed her skills at the Redken Exchange in New York City and the Academy NYC, a Paul Mitchell Partner School. Additionally, she worked for Toni&Guy and Aveda, Sebastian, and educator Jon Peters. After amassing 40 years of experience and owning four successful salons, she left the constraints of leadership to fly solo and offer services such as haircuts, keratin treatments, color, and foil highlights. Tanya also wields certification in easiLengths hair extensions, which look much more natural than a head of orange extension cords.
The staff at Styles of India focuses solely on the art of hair removal to shape brows and remove unwanted fuzz across the entire physique. An ancient technique, threading makes use of pure cotton strands, rolled and lifted along the face and eyebrows to remove hair in a straight line—ideal for eyebrows or sculpting sideburns into the style Benjamin Franklin sported: lightning bolts. The technicians at Styles of India are also adept with wax, removing unwanted hair from legs, arms, and bikini lines.
Body wraps are inherently pleasant; they help people work towards beauty goals, but they're also warm and comforting. Tonayia Davidson, proprietor of Tonayia's Wax Pot, performs wraps and brow tinting, but also handles waxing, which some people dread. She knows her clients have often had bad experiences when it comes to hair removal. In response, she’s made it goal to give clients a safe haven where they can feel confident they’ll get high quality results delivered by an experienced professional. She also understands it isn't just women and self-conscious shag carpets who need hair removal, which is why she offers the same services to their male clientele.
Becky Young, the owner of Turning Heads, has nine years of experience as a stylist. With six of those years styling for weddings, she has a particular knack for updos and makeup application. But, her skill basket also brims with color work, conditioning treatments, and Brazilian blowouts. A further testament to her dedication, Becky has continued to hone her haircutting talent by training with Vidal Sassoon.
Kimberly Sullivan is an expert in extensions, sharing her knowledge as an educator to fellow stylists and traveling to hair shows from coast to coast. A master of subtle integrations, Kimberly is particularly skilled at adding undetectable volume with precisely matched extensions, micro grafting, and expertly backcombed amps. At Micro Systems, she and her staff supplement these body-building services with salon treatments including haircuts, coloring, and shine-enhancing glazing.
One of fashion’s trendiest looks is ombre hair, which gradually transforms from a darker color at the root to a lighter shade at the tips. Stylist Julie Pawlaczyk, who has nine years of experience, counts this color treatment as one of her skills, alongside highlights, haircuts, and enriching conditioning treatments. At her relaxing salon, she also performs keratin treatments, which strengthen strands with protein to keep them sleek and frizz-free during light rain or mad-science experiments. Julie particularly loves performing makeovers and seeing a client leave happy after a complete transformation.
Texas Tan's two locations each acquaint pallid complexions with a kaleidoscopic array of UV-tanning beds and spray-tanning booths. Like a mansion designed by a Jenga master, the tanning services have multiple levels. Starting at basic bronze beds equipped with external cooling systems, the tanning arsenal ranges all the way to top-of-the-line Platinum beds that tout 360-degree tanning, an MP3-player connection, and facial tanners.
Texas Tan also touts a sunless-spray-tan solution in its VersaSpa tanning booths, which envelop bodies in a golden mist over a mere 46 seconds. Guests step into the airy chambers of the tanning machine, where alternating gusts of pigmented tanning solutions evenly adhere a streak-free bronze to skin. Gilded glows last 5–10 days, allowing patrons ample time to show off their new, natural-looking tans during nights out with friends or while promoting Bikini Awareness Month.