Understanding that outer appearance builds self-confidence and that self-confidence builds inner beauty, Tameka Nichole opened Perfections to assist in that process. As a perfectionist, she accomplishes all services with an acute attention to detail, arching brows to suit facial features and brow structures and applying lash extensions to enhance them. She also smoothes skin with waxing treatments and draws further attention to faces with artful makeup applications. To empower women with their own makeup skills, she also offers lessons.
Though it has all the standard spa treatments—facials, body wraps, massages—The Spa at Wellness Works extends its attention beyond the reach of a typical day spa. With personal-training sessions and weight-loss services, the self-improvement haven welcomes clients to a complete wellness center dedicated to improving appearances, physical health, and mental telepathy. The center also hosts a variety of fitness and education events, including boot-camp sessions, cooking classes, and wellness seminars, to teach participants skills that they can apply to their daily lives.
After years of working as a personal stylist for major brands like Banana Republic, Sharon Broxton's passion shifted from fashion to hair. So, she started at the beginning: she worked at the front end of a salon for a year, and then embarked on a two-year apprenticeship. These days, she showcases her styling expertise at Painted Strands, where she updates 'dos with meticulous trims and straightens curly hair with silk presses. Highlights, glazes, and single-process treatments lend eye-catching color to her clients' locks, and her color extensions are a far better alternative to crayons twisted into French braids.
Helping their clients have healthy hair is the number one concern at Milly's Dominican Hair Salon, but their team of Dominican hairstylists are most fluent in revitalizing Latin American and African American hair. They do this with an array of deep conditioners blended with aloe, cocoa, and garlic that aim to naturally hydrate and smooth rebellious locks. Alternately, they bestow easy-to-maintain hairstyles with formaldehyde-free keratin treatments, hair extensions, and styling techniques tailored to natural or steamed permed hair. Milly’s team aims to ensure that clients can maintain their new ‘dos at home by providing them with pro tips and tricks and by pointing them in the direction of the Inova, Baba de Caracol, Morrocanoil, and Aloxxi products that retail in their salon.
All treatments last one hour and are administered by aestheticians who customize procedures to suit the particular skin type and belly button concavity of each client. During a celestial facial, clients are pampered with dual cleansing, steam therapy, gentle extraction, mask, and massage. The treatment balances skin tone, sloughs off dead cells, and purges pores of grease, grime, and misplaced roller-skates. The mineral salt scrub excavates deep beneath dermal strata to reveal smooth, glowing skin. Sink into a plush, heated bed to be slathered with mineral salt and then wiped clean with steam towels and kitten tongues. The treatment concludes with a warm shower, light massage, and rich body cream. Sea mud wraps detoxify, exfoliate, and nourish with seaweed, botanicals, and plant enzymes. Sealed in a warm, relaxing wrap of mineral clay, patients will feel like Cleopatra being fit for her custom-built sarcophagus. Those opting for a Swedish massage will be gently stroked with kneading and effleurage (gliding pressure applied by thumb pad or fingertip). Totally relax while circulation is stimulated and stress icicles melt into pristine mountain fresh water and edelweiss.
The hairstylists and barbers at Elite Barber and Beauty Salon extend their skills well beyond a quick trim or shave. Here, they'll add precision and style to looks with fades, designs, razor lines, and much more for both ladies and gents. Makeup and nailcare services are also part of the beautification here, with nail techs pampering hands and feet with mani-pedis as well as longlasting Shellac polish.