It started with magazines. When Shauntavia, the owner of Cheeks Make Up Artistry, was in high school, she'd study the pictures in glossy magazines and attempt to re-create the cosmetic artistry found inside. Now, she brings that sense of creativity and hard work to her clients, focusing on two goals: enhancing their natural beauty and showcasing her artistic expression with cosmetics as her palette. Shauntavia creates flawless looks that would even bring a tear to Liberace's motionless eyes, beautifying brides for their trek down the aisle with airbrush or regular-brush makeup, and prepping mugs for print, video, and fashion events. To complete the transformations, she deftly applies lash extensions.
Warm wax and cotton thread keep faces free of unwanted hair inside Hidra Salon. Working alongside the hair-removal experts, scissors-wielding stylists snip away at split ends before crafting new layers or bangs for a classic or modern look. Meanwhile, a master barber cleans up men?s hairlines and trims the facial hair on men?s childhood teddy bears.
The aestheticians at Jackie's Spa specialize in treatments that leave skin glowing. They augment facials with techniques such as vacuum suction or brush cleansing, exfoliate skin with fragrant lavender-salt scrubs, and mix ingredients such as french green clay, marine algae, and seaweed into active body masks. For complete smoothness, they also wax away unwanted body hair and apply moisturizing paraffin.
It's easy to feel pampered inside Glam India. As guests enter the coral-colored salon, aestheticians lead them toward the gold-framed mirrors of individual styling stations where they fix up brows, brighten complexions, and decorate skin. Though the staff also excels at waxing treatments, the salon's signature service is threading—a hypoallergenic hair-removal method that relies on twists of cotton thread to quickly and accurately contour eyebrows and remove fuzz from faces without harming the surrounding skin. The beauty experts can also refine visages with one of their signature herbal facials, which call on everything from chocolate to ancient Ayurvedic serums to create glowing complexions and orphaned blackheads. For a more distinctive aesthetic treatment, the staff also uses henna to add a slight reddish tint to hair or draw complex designs on hands.
As the owners of The Art of Hair Salon, Hanh Tran and David LouSana share two concerns: helping their clients to progress in terms of beauty, and helping their stylists to progress in terms of knowledge. On most Mondays, Tran leads in-house classes that equip the salon's stylists with new skills and advanced techniques. The rest of the week is the stylists' proving ground, and they rise to their mentor's challenge by deftly chopping split ends, transforming hair color, and adding extra length with So.Cap. hair extensions. During these treatments—each of which includes a blow-dry and style—they rely on 100% certified organic hair color and products from Keratin+.
Not to be outdone, the salon's aestheticians wax away facial hair and enhance features with professional makeup applications. They tailor their treatments to individual clients, working with them to add seductive shades to eyelids and seductive mustaches to upper lips.
As an Aveda Concept Salon, Progressive Image Hair Art proudly stocks and implements an array of plant-based Aveda products. Specializing in cutting and styling long, short, and curly hair, the salon calls upon the beautifying powers of its signature products during a variety of customized treatments, from deep-conditioner applications to styling sessions for both men and women. Delving deeper into the realm of beauty, the spa also possesses expertise in makeup as well.