Named 2011's Best Makeover Maven by Richmond magazine, Design One Salon & Spa's team of talented stylists, certified massage therapists, and estheticians converges under one roof to rejuvenate and beautify clients with a comprehensive array of services. An aggressive in-house training regimen places associate stylists at the elbow of a master, who enlightens them on the precise art of updating clients’ looks with cuts, extensions, and colors. They emphasize communication and customize all services to fit each individual's needs. The staff also demonstrate their devotion to exacting optimal services by welcoming feedback and suggestions in the form of email or notes.
There once was a time where the only way to get a gilded glow was to expose skin to harmful UV rays. Thanks to advances in spray-tan technology, the staff members at Bronze Ambition Custom Airbrush Tanning have honed their skills at the safe, effective alternative—sunless tanning. These trained professionals use the top-of-the-line South Seas solution, which coats the skin with a customized hue tailored to each client's individual skin tone. The result is a tan that looks natural and lasts for up to 10 days. A trip to Bronze Ambition goes by as quickly as the time Einstein took his SATs, as the application of formula can take as little as five minutes.
The seasoned select stylists of A New Identity Hair Salon morph outmoded ’dos into fashionable follicles. Treat stressed strands to a tranquilizing shampoo, cut, and style ($20/men, $33/women), or clear nesting sparrows out of kid coifs with a shampoo and cut ($8–$14). Waxing treatments manicure unwelcome brush, such as upon the lips ($7), eyebrows ($10), or entire face ($20). A New Identity’s experienced staffers also administer identity-changing perms ($75+), color-faded fringe ($45+), or highlights ($50+) to mix up monochromatic manes. A youthful-looking head often translates into a youthful strut and a plethora of compliments from friends, strangers, and the insides of hats.
Pacific Coast Tans' tawny technicians cloak aspiring bronzers in sunny tones using micro-vapor technology and Soltron Kiss sunbeds. In about four to ten minutes, Norvell Sunless Airbrush's balanced proprietary blend of alcohol-free ingredients imbues bodies with an even sunless tan that can last up to seven days, granting clients the opportunity to impress classmates at week-long reunions without having to invest in costly ventriloquial lessons. Each airbrush tan also mingles aloe vera with antioxidants such as vitamin E and lutein to shield freshly darkened hides from free radicals.
Sabine Sanderson gained experience as a nail technician on two continents: North America and Europe. After about a decade working as a medical pedicurist in Germany—where she participated in many nail-art shows—she has spent more than a decade working in the U.S. Here, Sabine is both a nail technician and an educator. She runs Nailqueen Sabine within Cut Ups and Company. Her services are fit for a queen, as with the aptly named Queens manicures and pedicures that incorporate sugar scrubs, nail trimming, and polish applications.
Driven by the desire to enhance her patrons? natural beauty, seasoned aesthetician Nichole Perry gussies up faces and bodies via a host of pampering services, including waxing services which prepare legs for strutting about town nude as the rest of the body unknowingly slumbers. A master of accentuating each patron?s most striking features, Nichole also performs makeup applications for special occasions such as weddings or graduations.