For more than 20 years, the stylists at Lamiria's Salon have been beautifying and styling the hair of women in Metro Detroit. Owner Lamiria Huddleston has served as a mentor and trainer for burgeoning stylists, ensuring that every woman who takes a seat in a styling chair at her salon will get top-notch haircare. From cuts, colors, and blowouts, to virgin relaxers and conditioning treatments, the stylists handle a variety of hair needs, and send clients home with the tools and knowledge to re-create salon-made looks on their own. They emphasize treatments that don't damage hair or cause frizziness, unlike Medusa's stylist. And beyond haircare, the staff also provides waxing and makeup services.
With a mere flick of the wrist, Aveda-trained stylist Danielle Huey can banish unwanted hair from body, face, and intimate areas. Guests to her studio can round out the visit with a restorative facial or a signature lash perm, which adds curl to eyelashes and overly straight french fries.
In 1979, Carol Lewis began her business with nothing more than an aesthetician's license. Her client list swelled over time as area dermatologists began referring more and more of their patients to Carol and praising her signature facials, which incorporate everything from hydrating balms to microdermabrasion to create healthier-looking skin. To keep up with the steady influx of new clients, she started hiring people, including aestheticians, massage therapists, nail and waxing technicians, and a support staff to memorize each new visitor's middle name. Today, when she isn't overseeing the spa, Carol shares this story and others with professional women's groups, delivering inspirational keynote speeches on pursuing success and embracing potential.
For more than 25 years, makeup artist Carolina has enhanced the appearances and advanced the careers of models and film actors. As the head of Makeup Mavens On Location, she carries over her expertise to perform professional makeup and skincare services for all kinds of clients. Carolina and her staff of beauty enhancers provide services—from waxing to kinetic dermabrasion—from their space inside Bardha Salon, and can also travel to their clients for onsite events such as weddings or interviews with the dean of admissions at clown college.
Following a consultation, Carolina or one of her aestheticians matches each client with ideal treatments, which include facials and peels, airbrushing, and traditional makeup application. Makeup artists typically apply Pizazz! Mineral Cosmetics, a cosmetics line designed for all skin types that uses hypoallergenic formulas enhanced with vitamins and peptides, and is always made free of dyes, wax, oil, and kindergarten finger paint.
Makeup artist Jon Lieckfelt has devoted years of his life to the cosmetic industry, applying makeup to well-known celebrities and other women alike. After working for a number of salons, Jon decided to use his extensive knowledge to open his own makeup studio: Priss. At first, Jon was content to stay comfortably within the boundaries of the cosmetics industry. But eventually he decided to branch out, adding hairstyling, waxing, and eyelash and eyebrow tinting to the studio’s repertoire. Today, Priss is a one-stop beauty shop where clients can get their hair cut and styled with Davines products, have their eyebrows shaped, and get their makeup done all in one appointment.
Trina Harper and Tracy Roberts met while studying aesthetics at Douglas J Aveda Institute, and bonded over their mutual love of helping customers feel beautiful both inside and out. They continue this mission at the full-service spa that they co-own, Evolution Skin Care Studio. Here, facials, body treatments, and massages target myriad skin issues. Retexturing facials, for instance, work to revitalize dull, dehydrated skin, and detoxifying body treatments use ingredients such as Dead Sea mud, sea salt, and jojoba oil to smooth skin that's coarsened by age, lack of moisture, or the cold, hard facts of life.
But Evolution takes its personalized skincare treatments one step further. Through her work as an aesthetician, Trina began to notice that those suffering from cancer dealt with unique skin issues that required a specialized and delicate touch. So the entire staff became trained and certified in oncology aesthetics, learning how to treat skin that's been compromised by chemotherapy treatments or other illnesses. Thanks to these specialized treatments, clients struggling through health challenges get the chance to relax in a soothing spa environment.