With nearly two decades of experience, Jodie Martin has consistently shown her ability to tend to clients' skin issues. The electrologist and owner of Body Works by Jodie removes stubborn and unsightly body fuzz with electrolysis, a combination of radio frequency and galvanic currents. She also diminishes acne scars, wrinkles, and sun damage with intense-pulse-light therapy.
Even with no one inside, Rhett's Salon is filled with faces. That’s thanks to the framed pictures and paintings that occupy almost every inch of the walls. Owner Rhett Costello has had plenty of time to amass the frames; his salon has sat in the same location for 21 years. As he practices his craft, Costello draws on the experiences of a 36-year career, which includes training in Milan, Barcelona, Tokyo, and London. Meanwhile, a team of stylists—including color wizard Katelyn Costello— that Rhett trained himself flaunt a versatile set of talents that range from clipping locks into classic cuts to sculpting edgy, rock-inspired looks. More than a dozen professional product lines line the retail shelves for clients to maintain their looks and secret wig collection at home.
CRAVE-tini caters to the youngest of spa-going clientele, with pampering treatments designed for ages 3 and older. Using Body Quenchers products in 11 distinctive scents such as grape slushee and cookies ‘n’ cream, CRAVE-tini's beauty crew grooms hands and feet during manicures and pedicures. These à la carte services also comprise various party packages that combine facials and nail services with such add-ons as a chocolate fountain, a custom playlist, and special decorations.
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.
The trained technicians at Pacific Coast Tans beautify their patrons’ skin with a fleet of faux-sunning equipment, including microvapor airbrushes and Soltron Kiss tanning beds. Pumping an alcohol-free bronzer through the Norvell Sunless Airbrush system, a staff member custom-mists clients with a sunless tan in 20–30 minutes, the same amount of time it takes astronauts to harvest the tanning formula from the sun’s gooey center. Lasting up to two weeks, each application of sprayed-on pigment further spruces skin with a moisturizing coat of aloe vera, Vitamin E, and lutein.
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.
Master stylist Artricia Balenci has skills. She tends to her clients in a relaxed private salon, where she exhibits an innate knack for gussying up nails, applying makeup, and transforming hair. Not only does Artricia lavish each customer with personalized attention, but she constantly strives to sharpen her skills by furthering her education, harnessing the power of high-quality products from Redken, and begging genies to grant her a third arm.