Hello Gorgeous Salon and Spa's beauty mavens revitalize selves with the comprehensive Me Time Makeover’s luxuriant treatments. In the course of 2 to 2.5 hours, aestheticians swaddle faces with a pore-opening facial, and stylists tame overgrown head-lawns into pleasantly traversable coiffures with a cut and style. A manicure carefully prunes and paints nails, and a chair massage vies for the simultaneous affection of necks, backs, shoulders, and arms. Faces feel confident as they reenter polite society or mannerless prison yards following a color analysis, makeup lesson, and makeup application.
A slew of odd jobs?including decorating cakes and selling life insurance?filled Ely Valdez?s days until he decided to become a triple threat in the beauty world as a certified makeup artist, photographer, and aesthetician. He now spends his days combating acne, oil, and other skin issues with glycolic-acid peels and botanical-packed anti-aging facials. He also gives private makeup lessons and expertly applies eyelash extensions to existing fringe or clients? favorite stuffed animals.
Mocha walls drench Amour Nails & Day Spa in a warm and welcoming tone that, perhaps not by coincidence, correlates with a few of the spa’s mani-pedis. For example, both men and women can sink into a cushy pedicure throne and enjoy the Ooh-la-Latte treatment, which hydrates skin with a chocolate-latte bath and a sugar scrub. Nail technicians also indulge hands and feet with a range of other tasty-sounding products, such as milk and honey to moisturize skin and green tea to protect it from free radicals.
While the main floor—dedicated to nailcare—bustles with the sounds of whirling footbaths and chitchatting manicurists, private spa rooms whisk clients into a relaxation oasis where they can obtain a facial, massage, or one of four salt and sugar scrubs and body wraps. The beauty team also conducts waxing treatments in the private rooms to remove hair from bodies.
Great Clips harnesses the vast resources of a national salon chain to provide personalized, professional styling services to follicle frolickers near and far. Wild wigs are brought to bear by highly trained hair tamers who also serve as style guides through the often-intimidating tonsorial jungle, answering customers' questions about hair trends and maintenance. A socially responsible company, Great Clips also hosts haircut-a-thons, bake sales, and baked haircut sale-a-thons to benefit charities, including the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House.
Signature Service: Weaving and braiding
Brands Used: Essations, Brocato, Paul Mitchell, Motions
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: We serve complimentary wine and water to our clients.
For licensed cosmetologist Chante', a hairstyle isn't as important as the person beneath it. Whether she's working with a weave, cornrows, or an updo, she strives to make a friendly connection with each of her clients. Her personable approach?coupled with more than 20 years of styling experience?has led to a base of loyal customers, some of whom have been visiting her for more than 10 years. They might walk away with meticulously laced braids or streaks of color that complement a makeup application and brow shaping.
Professional hairstylist Shonya Moten has spent the past decade molding dos for a diverse clientele. Her nimble hands braid tresses into detailed cornrows or full braids free of flyaways and awkward bumps. She also skillfully cuts and sculpts tresses that have been left in their natural state or relaxed with chemicals poured through an Enya CD.