Computers drove Flora Low to her career in the beauty industry. Armed with a degree in graphic design, Flora spent the first 25 years of her career with a printing company, but became increasingly dismayed by the amount of time she had to devote to mastering new computer technologies. She decided she wanted out and turned to a career in the beauty industry, partly because she wanted a career that revolved around personal interactions and partly because she didn’t want to work with any more computers. Now, at her own spa and salon, the aesthetician relies on her keen sense of design to help clients achieve flattering, natural looks using permanent makeup, noninvasive cellulite treatments, and rejuvenating facials.
The spa’s facial treatments can use specialized combinations of masks or exfoliating peels, imbuing cheekbones with a glow more youthful than that of a baby chandelier. For a more dramatic effect, the aestheticians can also apply permanent makeup to eye lines, lips, or brows. A permanent-makeup session with Flora requires a two-hour consultation to determine the perfect brow arch or lip line.
Though the spa always emphasizes that personal touch, the staff nonetheless employs an arsenal of aesthetic technology, as it recognizes that sometimes you need a little advanced machinery to achieve your beauty goals. Thus, technicians wield cellulite-reducing Starvac SP equipment to help tone the body and the CryoProbe cryotherapy machine to minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation and blemishes.
Kathleen Corbett is a color-correction specialist with 10 years of experience as a salon owner and 5 years of experience as a Joico educator. She has traveled throughout the United States to teach haircutting and coloring techniques to other hairstylists, and has worked with some of the top artists in the industry. On a regular day, however, you'll find her designing new hairstyles at Salon Paz, drawing on years of experience to reconstruct and add vibrant color to healthy locks.
American Beauty College has been the training ground for tomorrow’s hairstylists, cosmetologists, and estheticians for more than 40 years. Over the years, the school has been training students in the classroom and during hands-on-hands sessions at the school’s on-site salon, where licensed instructors oversee and supervise services administered by developing students. In addition to offering mani-pedis and acrylic nails, the training estheticians and stylists also perform haircuts, styling sessions, color treatments, waxing, and makeup applications.
Using top brands such as Paul Mitchell and Redken, the stylists at Azul Hair Salon create stylish new looks for their customers. Hair care services run the gamut from cuts and color to smoothing treatments and blowouts. They also provide waxing services to rid clients of upper-lip hair that threatens to turn them into the kind of silent movie villains who tie damsels to train tracks.
After five years of rapid growth and a thriving clientele, Tantrum Salon faced a turning point when Tabatha Coffey stepped her signature jet-black boots onto the salon floor. The host of Bravo's Tabatha's Salon Takeover got right to work streamlining their business, highlighting their best stylists, and renovating the space by swapping out the loud yellow wall paint for neutral tones and threadbare curtains for geometric dividers. Now, owner Robert Moreno and his team work together flawlessly to craft face-flattering styles with cuts, color, and other specialty services such as extensions, relaxers, and Brazilian Blowouts, which create smooth, sultry hair better than playing Barry White through a blow dryer.
At Que Bella Aveda Salon, stylists rely on constant communication to understand clients' style goals and build a mutual understanding. When not conversing with stylists, guests can drink Aveda comforting tea. Stylists can transform hair with advanced dual-process colorings, thermal stylings, and Gjarrah keratin treatments. The Que Bella team also performs cosmetic touchups, administers custom aromatherapy, and controls nearby weather systems with their thoughts.