Christiana revels in the fact that all of her clients are their own unique beings. That means she gets to create a new, custom hairstyle at every appointment?the second-most popular reason for people becoming a stylist, right behind getting to play with hair clippings. She displays her true calling by expertly creating simple bobs or pixie cuts, leaving locks long and wispy, or adding body with lots of layers.
Parisian Spa Institute is a "student driven" institute, training the next generation of beauticians in cosmetology, nail technology, skincare, massage services. The spa specializes in nail services and enhances every digit with knowledge of trending styles and an arsenal of acclaimed brands, including Minx, Shellac, and OPI Shatter. Private spa treatment rooms situated along a quiet corridor invite customers to take relaxing escapes with Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massages or polish up their countenances with eyebrow threading.
Though she’s been in the styling industry for 15 years, Shannon Thomas still begins each appointment they way she did when she was first starting out: with a chat. In addition to catching up with clients, she uses these initial consultations to uncover her clients’ styling concerns and desires. After finishing her research, she crafts face-flattering 'dos by shearing away unwanted length and adding pops of color with highlights and lowlights. When not working behind a salon chair, Shannon travels to continuing-education classes to learn about emerging style trends, such as feather extensions or WiFi-enabled ponytails. She shares this newfound knowledge with clients, helping them continue their haircare regimens away from the salon.
Licensed cosmetologist Terwyla Surrency puts her professional Pivot Point stylist training to good use at Essentiate You, where she performs an array of salon services. The seasoned stylists snips up new styles and twists locks into intricate braids, playful bantu knots, and bouncy coils. She strengthens hair and tames frizz with chemical relaxers and perms, as well as natural conditioning and hot-oil treatments. Terwyla elongates natural hair with extensions, and teases locks into elegant updos for special occasions. The versatile specialist also extends her expertise toward waxing services for facial areas such as the brow, lips, and sideburns.
Chances are you’ve seen stylist Kimberly Screws’ handiwork before—on the heads of local news anchors and internet freestyle rapper Ed Hardee. These local celebs entrust their appearance to Kimberly and her more than 12 years of experience and professional training in designer cuts, color, and waxing services. And because she conducts her beautifying services in Elite Look Productions, clients get their hair spritzed with such professional products as Sudzz FX, which replaces hair-stripping sulfates with natural honey and keratin.
At The Salon by Pat Cole at Harbour Village, a medical facial can mean different services for different patients. The emphasis on personalization could lead to varying combinations of extractions, exfoliations, chemical peels, and even the same treatments used for robot facials?radio wave treatments. Beyond facials, the salon offers manicures and pedicures, eyelash extensions, and hair styling and coloring.