Twisted Sisters Salon and Spa’s team of cosmetologists and nail technicians beautifies clients with an array of salon services, including haircare, waxing, and mani-pedis. Facials help renew faces, whereas airbrush tanning adds a head-turning bronze finish to customers who spend too much time working in the office or vacationing in a dark cave.
Nails so pretty you can't blame someone for thinking they're not real--that's what Michelle Shoemaker creates at her salon, Nails By Michelle. She glosses them with brilliant color before adorning them with one-of-a-kind designs: glittery dots, sprawling spiderwebs, variegated stripes, or various spins on the french manicure. She specializes in gel manicures, which resist chips from everyday use or from scratching sidewalks. She's adamant about keeping her salon sanitary, so she passes on disposable files and buffers to the client and disinfects all other implements after each appointment.
Owners Ame and Dennis Metcalfe run the Aveda Art and Science Studio at D’Ametri’s, helming a skilled staff—which includes board-certified hair colorists—and is divided into three parts. Specially selected New Talent stylists are in the process of being trained and mentored, and their services are offered at a discounted rate. Those who graduate from this training program become Pure Former designers and hope to become members of the Genius Studio, a group of the most experienced stylists who are able to teach follicles how to speak Latin.
Nail technician Melane specializes in Shellac manicures and pedicures, which keep nails embossed with a chip-free sheen for up to two weeks and can withstand even the most heated of patty-cake tournaments. Melane also draws on techniques learned at Empire Beauty School to enhance fingers with acrylics and funky nail art and smoothen physiques with body-waxing services.
When it came time to decorate her salon, master colorist Ginny Thompson decided on a rockabilly theme: she painted sections of the wall to resemble exposed bricks and dotted other areas with records. This same creativity can be seen in Thompson’s cut and color treatments, in which she draws on 15 years of experience and a cache of products from Pravana—a haircare line that steers clear of hazardous ingredients and animal testing.