Nail tech Jessica Winder is more than capable when it comes to performing traditional manicures and pedicures with regular polishes as well as long-lasting gels. But she also likes to have fun with her work, which is why she specializes in creating trendy designs and nail art, turning hands and toes into eye-grabbing showpieces or tributes to Picasso’s underappreciated Trim Cuticles Period. Other services available include waxing and eyelash extensions.
As one of the co-owners of Velvet Rose Beauty Bar, LaPonda McArthur brings 23 years of experience in cosmetology when helping clients look and feel their best. Under the care of experienced hands, clients can shed dead ends and update their ’dos with designer cuts and styles. In addition, the salon keeps appendages polished with mani-pedis, chases away tension with massages, and smoothes flyaway follicles with blow-dries.
Before hitting the salon floor, students at American Beauty Academy first complete a regimen of classroom coursework and hands-on training on models and Barbie dolls caught in the wild. It's only then, under the watchful eye of instructor supervisors, that they're set free to show off their newly acquired hair, skin, and nail care skills to clients. Available services include not only women's hairstyling, but also color, chemical treatments, and men's barbering.
Rather than juggling a menu of spa services, the aesthetician at Eyebrows at Studio 54 focuses on just one area: the eyebrows. Using a twist of pure cotton thread, she sweeps away unwanted hair with controlled precision, shaping brows into sultry arches, going ultra-thin, or merely cleaning up their perimeter. Developed in ancient India, this threading technique requires no waxes or chemicals.
Makeup and lingerie may seem like an odd pairing, but they get cheek-to-cheek at Aboni Cosmetics. Babydoll-style chemises and red polka-dotted bustiers appear alongside comfy pajamas emblazoned with kiss marks. To go along with these sassy looks, makeup artists enhance features with glittery eye shadows and flawless-finish mineral foundations.