Anna Burns took a circuitous route to her current profession: art school, Nickelodeon storyboard artist, and tattooist. It was only in her last job that she found an outlet for what she describes on her website as "a passion for transforming the human body through her art." Carefully wielding her inks, she subtly transforms faces, filling out eyebrows, etching in eyeliner that naturally enhances the lash line, and gifting lips with head-turning color that doesn't come from a lipstick tube or Kool-Aid packet. Her studio also specializes in collagen-rejuvenation therapy, which helps activate the skin's natural healing processes by creating thousands of tiny holes, jump-starting the creation of new, youthful skin.
Megan Smith spent 10 years in the corporate world before returning to her first love—making people more beautiful. When she started A Lash LifeStyle by JMeganMarie! in 2009, it was a one-woman operation and she did one thing: applied eyelash extensions. Today, she owns and operates two locations—one in Dallas and another in Atlanta—, where hopeful extensionists can take classes for certification.
After a free consultation, customers choose from three levels of drama, to get 55, 70, or 80 lashes added to each eye. These natural-looking extensions are added to natural lashes, where they'll stay until the natural lash sheds or runs away from home. Lashes should stay lush for two to three weeks, at which time Megan recommends returning for a refill appointment.
The experts at Fountain of Youth MD know that looking youthful also means feeling energized. In this spirit, their facials combat signs of aging, while also incorporating luxurious extras, from blackhead extractions to the eyebrow cleanup that prevents brows from growing into a sweatband. Their microdermabrasion also brightens complexions, buffing away the outer layer of dead skin with a diamond-tipped Viora Pristine apparatus. However, the face is not their exclusive focus—the team also fosters full-body wellness with acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and custom diet plans.
Through nourishing, gentle, and noninvasive solutions, the aestheticians at Glow rejuvenate skin with facials, waxing, and microdermabrasion. They use quality products such as Silky Smooth, which is not tested on animals, and also apply facials and microdermabrasion treatments to backs and hands.
Signature Service: Skincare and body treatments
Brands Used: PCA
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Offering relaxing services in a soothing ambiance amid zen decor.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Body Sculpt is surrounded by a suite of sophisticated hair salons.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I've always loved the satisfaction that comes with making someone look and feel absolutely beautiful.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I believe that Beauty Starts from the inside out. Body Sculpt's wellness program is designed to put together a regimen of cosmetics, nutrients & innovative technology to achieve a client's optimum beauty.
If makeup artist Mel J. had a signature look, it would be flawless skin. All her clients look airbrushed after a session in her chair. It helps that before applying any makeup to the face, she cleanses, tones skin, and hydrates skin, ensuring that she has a clean, smooth canvas to work with. Once skin is luminous, Mel smokes out eyes and paints lips with bright lipsticks or creates a more natural look.