Amid crystal chandeliers and wicker furnishings,stylists at Asberry's A' Salon transform hair with custom Brazilian blowouts and hair extensions from brands such as Chi, Hairdreams, and So.Cap. The beauty haven's resident aesthetician brightens and smoothens complexions with Éminence Organic Skin Care products, and nail technicians enhance mani-pedis with acrylic tips or hand-painted portraits of other fingernails.
Throughout Marsha Power's 35-year journey through the world of aesthetics, she has tallied countless certifications, graduated from Vidal Sassoon Hairstyling Academy, worked with Jay Sebring and Paul Mitchell, and opened the doors to Garbo A Salon & Spa. There, surrounded by bottles of Aveda product, she and her talented staff pamper visitors by rendering many salon and spa services. They try to treat each guest like family, meaning they might text message you incessantly while you take your SATs.
Their menu includes massages, facials, nailcare treatments, and haircuts. Along with using naturally occurring ingredients from Aveda's products, the staff strives to make their stomping grounds a green salon by reusing hand towels and installing energy-efficient lights. They also built the floors out of recycled materials and tinted their walls with EVO-certified paint.
Hairstyling runs in Stephanie Carmouche's veins—literally. As a third-generation stylist, she's inherited a certain passion for the craft. She joins stylist Belinda in working with clients to uncover the most flattering look. This might include adding face-framing shape with a stunning new cut, or dramatically transforming hair's texture with keratin treatments.
At Naturally Nails, the creams and exfoliating sugar scrubs are edible. They're not exactly a popular snack, but the skin-smoothing concoctions are composed of natural, preservative-free ingredients mixed by hand. Salon owner and nail technician Donie Torrance uses natural and organic products for all her mani-pedis, including many polishes that are free of chemicals such as formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP.
After pampering hands and feet, she often relies on her nail-art skills to create custom looks. She also applies shellac and gel polish, attaches solar nails, and creates pointy stiletto nails, which are perfect for popping any unwanted thought bubbles floating by. For those who need something extra, Donie can add reflexology or cater her services to diabetic clients.
Jamila Ali, a licensed cosmetologist and hairstylist, nourishes hair and massages scalps with her own blends of essential oils and herbs. Herbal masks sooth and condition tresses, and hair-loss treatments promote hair and scalp health. Jamila specializes in achieving vivid color with natural herbal henna dyes. She operates out of Jamila Salon Suites & Spa, an elegant spa facility where independent beauty professionals perform their services.
The expert nail technicians of Vivid Nails and Spa don't just paint nails, they transform cuticles into canvases for nail art. They perform a variety of services such as manicures and pedicures that pamper fingers and toes with relaxing soaks, sugar scrubs, and coats of polish. They also adorn nails with nail art such as three-dimensional flowers and seasonal baubles.