Stylist and nail technician Elissa Howard is one of the elite. A team member of Elite Salon Spa Studio, she leverages her talents to beautify clients' hair and nails. Elissa specializes in keratin treatments, transforming hair to sleek, shiny, and more manageable styles and ensuring that no birds want to hang out there.
Tara Weld opened Hair Divine, LLC after she trained with the Paul Mitchell education system. It’s since become an established salon emphasizing modern styles—the professional staff members share 24 years of experience in the beauty industry and they channel every day of that time into each of their hair and body enhancements. Using KMS California and Paul Mitchell products, they can craft and style haircuts that flaunt vibrant colors like the king of Candyland flaunts his crown made of Skittles. You can also head to Hair Divine for make-up and waxing services; Tara, herself a licensed massage therapist as well as stylist, performs Swedish, hot stone, and prenatal massages.
After a free beauty consultation, the three tonsorial virtuosos at this Plainfield salon, located near the Metropolis Mall, can energize tired tresses with a cut ($28–$40) and 10-minute custom color ($55–$75) that complement a client's personal style. Shaggy heads can also opt for a 90-minute Brazilian Blowout, in which the loving embrace of special proteins will soothe the hair shaft's worries and cares, as well as its frizziness, for up to three months.
Megan Renee Beck and April Felty of Rebel Angels Hair Studio add feather hair extensions to their existing plethora of colorizing and keratin treatments. Upon choosing their desired plumage, clients placidly recline for 30 minutes as a beauty specialist crimps the adornments into place, allowing them to be styled along with the natural strands. Maintenance includes a one-time resetting or removal of the quills for clients in need of general upkeep or a reprieve from roosting cockatiels.
Avery Bella Hair Studio, a venture run by a mother-daughter pair, specializes in bold and whimsical haircuts. The licensed stylists wield products from Joico and Pravana as they remodel manes, evicting frizz with keratin blowouts, adding extensions for voluminous length, and fashioning event-ready updos. Their color treatments range from subtle highlights to striking ombre looks, which can fade ends into vibrant purples and pinks. In addition to haircare, the salon treats clients to classic and Shellac mani-pedis as well as makeup applications and facial waxing. Avery Bella Hair Studio is flanked by Pink Diva Jewels Etc., a fashion-jewelry boutique that adds shimmer to ensembles more effectively than a dress covered in bike reflectors.
Certified NovaLash eyelash extensionist and licensed cosmetologist Yolanda opened Lush Lash Lounge in 2013. Inside the lounge, she uses medical-grade adhesive to bond synthetic lashes one by one to natural lashes. She also tends to hair residing on the scalp with color services, custom cuts, and keratin smoothing treatments.