With a glass of wine or beer in hand, guests of Shag’d Hair Studio kick back before undergoing hair and makeup services performed by a meticulous staff. The salon’s ranks include two Bumble and Bumble network educators and two Redken-certified colorists. They clip hair, add dimension with foil highlights, wax lips and eyebrows, and apply makeup to further accentuate facial features. The staff relies on several high-tier product lines—such as Bumble and Bumble, Redken, Moroccanoil, and Pureology—to perform each treatment and occasionally lubricate the studio’s door hinges.
Shag’d Hair Studio’s staff not only strives to turn envisioned looks into reality, but they also work hard to protect the environment. The custom-designed salon space boasts many eco-friendly features, including recycled Chicago brick, LED lighting, and a high-efficiency air-conditioner that kisses a polar bear every 10 seconds in order to create naturally cool air. The loft-inspired salon also offers free WiFi.
As co-owners of Trend Studios Orlando, Matthew Bengston and Anthony Cortes have cultivated a business that reflects their own areas of expertise. Matthew brings his skills as a stylist to the hair salon, where he and his team cut men’s and women’s hair, add highlights, and lengthen locks with extensions. For his part, Anthony draws on his talents as a teeth-whitening and airbrush-tanning specialist to oversee those branches of the studio. Both Matthew and Anthony go out of their way to ensure a comfortable experience for clients: Anthony’s airbrush tans, for example, employ an Evolv. Sidekick tanning system that warms up its tanning solution before gently misting skin. For the spa services in which they do not specialize, Matthew and Anthony employ a knowledgeable staff that performs massages, waxing treatments, and a cappella renditions of the spa’s relaxing soundtrack.
The stylists at Hair Dynamics West specialize in delivering vibrant, safe, and glossy hair color, but the team is just as adept at cutting, styling, and treating strands as it is in dressing them with an all-over glow or vibrant highlights. Since 1991, women, men, and children have taken a seat for classic and couture cuts. The stylists can customize each appointment by pulling hair products targeted by hair type and condition from the salon's large display of beauty products. Aside from color and haircuts, the staff can also smooth hair for up to twelve weeks with a surface-smoothing bath that reins in frizzy locks and curls that have given themselves motion sickness from twisting and turning.
Keliann Jimenez has been in the spotlight since she was 13 years old. She won her first beauty pageant in 2008 and would later add six more titles to her name. Commercials and photo shoots followed, as did visits to exotic locations around the world. Even after all of those experiences, she still felt something was missing. Inspired to contribute more to the world, she hit the books to earn a business degree.
Combining her education with her experience in the beauty industry, she founded Studio By Keliann to help others find expression through make-up and hair design. She and her team of studio artists beautify clients at stations furnished with ornate mirrors and simple black chairs. Stylists augment locks with cuts, color treatments, and extension services, and makeup artists create timeless looks and sometimes dabble in special-effects makeup for everything from zombie-themed parties to dates with actual zombies.
Celina Suarez's cosmetology training began while she was involved in the theater, when she applied makeup and coiffed the hairstyles of actresses and actors. She would go on to train at top beauty schools, including the Paul Mitchell school, Aveda Institutes Florida, and Vidal Sassoon advanced academy in London. Today, Celina brings her years of training and salon experience to her own studio—HairToBreakHearts. Within the bright space, the skilled stylist transforms looks with haircut, coloring, and styling services using natural Davines products. She elongates locks using quality extensions from FN Longlocks, and tames frizz with advanced Global Keratin treatments. Celina also offers classes for salon professionals in subjects such as contemporary styles and barbering.
"I breathe, sleep, and have an obsession with hairdressing," admits seasoned stylist Susan Hardesty. Susan's passionate enthusiasm serves her well in the salon, where she draws from this intense dedication to transform hair with an array of styling services. She treats clients to luxurious scalp massages before snipping up new styles and taming frizz with conditioning treatments from premium product lines such as Kenra and Pureology. She also adorns hair with colorful feather extensions, lacy ribbons, and glamorous tinsel. To top it all off, Susan can expertly frame faces in both natural-looking and creative highlights, as she is particularly skilled at coloring treatments. The versatile beautician also extends her expertise to makeup, offering application services and makeup lessons that teach her clients how to recreate looks on their own.