Amid the exposed-brick walls and shiny black floors of Ovation Salon’s ultra-modern interior, nail artist Cheryl Romine practices her craft. She draws from more than 25 years of experience as she tends to clients’ hands and feet, mixing custom scrubs to exfoliate skin. She also arms customers with a nonalcoholic frozen drink or a piece of candy, depending on what time of year it is and whether or not their hands are on fire. Afterward, she makes sure to fully sanitize her station to ensure cleanliness for the next guest. Cheryl’s nail services fall in line with Ovation Salon’s mission, which is to use its staff’s expertise to help clients feel good from the outside in.
Between the dark wood moulding and the orange and green dresser in the corner, The Fringe has a vintage quality, but don’t let it fool you. Licensed stylist Cortnie Elzey is always on the cusp of the latest modern trends. Drawing on more than five years of experience, Cortnie can chisel out a flattering cut, or color strands with products by Matrix or Redken. Guests may also request a facial wax, or on-the-go services such as an express cut or swift bang trim.
Stylist and nail technician Lucy Faith tends to men and women's beauty needs with artful flair and skin- and hair-softening treatments. In addition to a full salon menu of haircuts, highlights, and waxing, she also beautifies hands and feet with manicures and pedicures flecked with eye-grabbing add-ons, such as acrylic nails and nail art.
Kaylee Henrickson, a stylist at Turning Point Salon, cuts, colors, and styles manes with Matrix and Kenra products. She tailors each cut to accent her clients' facial features and explains how to re-create the salon looks at home.
In her more than six years of experience, beautician Anna Nelson of AKN Styles has learned one indisputable fact: every client wants something different. That's why, instead of just grabbing her shears and going to work, she takes the time to conduct a detailed consultation before performing any of her signature highlights, conditioning treatments, and nail services. During this time, Nelson and her client talk about such aesthetic matters as facial shape, skin tone, and how much of this information will appear on the post-appointment quiz.