While studying for a degree in pre-legal studies, Reese Williams realized she wasn't living the life she wanted, so she shifted her studies to fashion design as a way to express her creativity. But after a stint doing makeup for a school fashion show, she fell in love with the art and decided to take an airbrush makeup course at the London Film Academy. Since then, her skills have led her to work with the likes of Usher and dress bands that include Maroon 5 and the Goo Goo dolls.
As the owner of EyeMakeItHappen and a certified permanent makeup artist, Reese now runs her owns business. Using micropigmentation, she outlines eyes and lips and fills in sparse brows with a hair-stroke technique that mimics natural hair and keeps each follicle from getting lonely. Her other aesthetic services range from lash extensions to hair extensions with real human hair.
Sandye Lomax has been the professional makeup artist and hairstylist for celebrities ranging from Mary J. Blige to Keisha Whitaker, as well as a consultant for BET and the show stylist for season three of WE TV’s Braxton Family Values. With such an impressive resume, it’s not hard to believe she got her start on the red carpet. As a young runway and print model model for top industry brands Like Paul Mitchell, Sandye was always captivated by the industry’s top aestheticians; it was a calling far brighter than the spotlight, and she couldn’t resist. Now in the comfort of her own Beauty Fetish salon, clients of all callings can seek Sandye's fashion know-how for flattering layers and bold color highlights. Salon visitors may also solicit Sandye for lash extensions, or request a makeup consultation to transform a boring scarecrow into a classy dinner companion.
At Eyetopia Spa, Larevemos ?Lady? Patterson and her team free women from time-consuming makeup routines by applying mink or silk eyelash extensions in a variety of styles and colors. The individual extensions adhere to lashes with a soft-drying adhesive to create one of three natural effects: mascara, dramatic, or extreme, using 45 lashes per eye. Once customers have donned lashes of their preferred material, length, curl, and fullness (some extensions measure up to a quarter millimeter in diameter), they maintain their style with fill-ins, which Lady recommends receiving every three to four weeks, unless you have reason to believe the world will be ending at dawn anyway. She'll also be donating a portion of her proceeds from her Groupon to The American Breast Cancer Society.
Natural ? Beauty Spa Boutique's aestheticians believe in the healing power of nature. Their skincare and cosmetic compounds not only utilize essential minerals and plant extracts, they also draw from a somewhat unexpected source: the Dead Sea. This salty beauty oasis contains organic deposits with 21 natural elements that, when applied to the skin, help to rejuvenate, hydrate, and balance. The products that Natural's team has devised from these elements are found in each of the its facials, including a natural facial customized to each individual's skin type and a collagen mask that helps reduce fine lines. There's even a gentleman's facial, which combats the effects of shaving or having a falling out with your favorite beard.
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.
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.