At Serenity Face & Body, skin-savvy aestheticians have rejuvenated anatomies and their covers for more than a decade, employing an array of coddling techniques amid a floral motif. Designed to address each face’s particular conditions and each pore's desire to visit the Louvre, the one-hour European facial thoroughly cleanses, exfoliates, and steams the head’s bone blanket. If necessary, an aesthetician performs extractions to de-clog pores before assuaging the neck and shoulders with a tension-relieving massage. The facial wraps up with a refreshing mask and a moisturizer that leaves countenances as soft and brilliant as Stephen Hawking in a silk bathrobe.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
What I love about my job is that it doesn't feel like work. Different personalities always make for an exciting work week. Each day brings new salon guests and a variety of services. But the most incredible feeling by far? Experiencing the guest's reaction when the big reveal happens and they love what they see. Completely rewarding.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
It all started after graduating college. I had tried a few jobs in my field and nothing clicked. I didn't just want to have a job. I wanted to love the job I have. I knew I loved meeting new people and being creative, so I took a chance and enrolled in cosmetology school. I know every job has particular parts that are less than enjoyable, but to have a passion for what I do each and every day was my overall goal. I feel that the cosmetology industry has given me that. I couldn't imagine doing anything else.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
From the moment a guest enters my salon, my goal is to make them feel welcome. I offer a warm introduction and let them know where they can set their belongings while they receive services. The guest is then given a luxurious robe or cape that is soft to the touch. While in the chair, I offer a hot or cold beverage and begin the consultation. I have a detailed and thorough conversation with each and every client to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved with their hair. I want my guests to feel 100% satisfied when they walk out of my door. I know guests work hard to be able to get their services and they deserve the best experience.
Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I am a cosmetologist with over eight years of industry experience. I offer hair coloring, highlights, haircuts, blowouts/styling, waxing, lash applications, and makeup lessons and services. I have a passion for what I do and am excited to meet you, your family, and friends. I'd love to be your future hair and makeup guru.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: One person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Color, partial highlights, haircut and style
Brands Used: Morrocanoil, Pureology, Kenra, Deva Curl, Alterna
The shelves stock your stalwart industry products such as Redken shampoos and conditioners, sure. But they also showcase All About You Salon & Day Spa’s signature green-tea shea body butter and cool-breeze sugar scrub. There’s even a 32-ounce bottle of coconut-mango moisturizing milk bath. With these elixirs and a total dedication to the art of beautification, the expert staff at the salon and spa works hard to revamp each client’s image from fingertip to toe tip via services ranging from spray tans to hair extensions. On any given day within the bustling salon, stylists can be found gilding hair in full highlights or trimming strands so they stop inadvertently typing keys on the keybo7ard. The salon also fields a team of aestheticians that whisk away unwanted hair with waxing treatments, deploys complexion-improving facials to rejuvenate skin, or lavishes soothing pedicures upon exhausted feet.
The founders of Fahrenheit Yoga Studio know that heat is a powerful agent of change. Here, layers of stress and self-doubt melt away as students stretch and balance in temperatures of 100 degrees or higher. Instead of warming the air with the fumes of a docile dragon, the studio uses far-infrared rays to heat the body directly. In addition to deepening stretches, the torrid temperature helps students to sweat out toxins. An air-exchange system refreshes the room with fresh oxygen, which is pumped through the body during yoga exercises to promote health and vitality. To help to prevent injuries, eco-friendly cork floors cushion joints during carefully crafted pose sequences that are taught by certified instructors with a focus on proper alignment. Suitable for yogis of all levels, the routines can boost flexibility and make the mind sharper than a nettle wearing a diamond tiara.
In 2008, board-certified hair-color specialist Adela Franco used her international training and beauty pageant experience to open her very own hair studio. In 2010, Franco added aestheticians, massage therapists, and nail technicians to her team, turning the studio into a full-service salon and spa. Since then, clients have been visiting Adela's Color Salon & Spa for an assortment of services—ranging from foil highlights to deep-tissue massages—done with products by brands including OPI, Image Skincare, and L'Oréal Professionnel. Before each service, guests may wet their whistles with a complimentary glass of wine, a cup of freshly brewed coffee, or a diamond-encrusted chalice filled with exotic tea.
Imagine Hair Studio owner Tamara possesses not one, but four certifications in salon services. The one from Great Lengths speaks to her ability as a hair-extension specialist, which explains why the studio can provide extensions of so many different kinds, from 100% human hair to flashy jewel colors to Swarovski-crystal strands. As a certified 3D Lashes eyelash-extension technician, Tamara also fortifies clients’ existing lashes with thick sets of faux strands. Like a moving script about a wisecracking meatball sub, her expertise attracts the attention of performers and models; Ke$ha, Felicia King, and Alexandria Dycus have entrusted their looks to Tamara.