Industrie Hairdressing founders Holly Tignor and Mary Cahill Garrard are a natural match. Aside from having similar career trajectories—they each got their starts in the early 90s before developing their skills on the artistic team at U.K.-based Toni&Guy—the two share an ambitious streak that led them to establish Creating Beauty, a three-tiered company that consists of two concept salons and a hairdressing academy.
At Industrie Hairdressing, the idea is to draw inspiration from all forms of art and design using an approach to styling that's as freeform as the episode of Jeopardy! where Alex Trebek had to improvise all the clues. During sessions, stylists grouped into five levels based on experience and education consult with their clients to create styles that best suit the client's lifestyle and face shape. They do this by drawing on a full line of Bumble and Bumble products.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Jeunesse (which means youth in French) offers only results-driven treatments such as Dermatude META therapy: the newest and most precise treatment in anti-aging. New to the United States from Germany.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? I saw a need for clinical treatments that were not performed by a doctor. This enables the everyday client to see results that at one time were only available to those with a disposable income.
What do you love most about your job? Seeing the before and after pictures of clients and the improvement in their skin.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? My skin is looking amazing! Now my mom wants to come see you!
Leather chairs, marble floors, and exposed ceilings blanket visitors as they enter All About You, an Elite L'Oréal Professionnel exclusive salon. Lauren Johnson and Amy Antoine, the duo of stylists that oversees these confines, carry experience as long as their most infrequent clients' hair. Lauren studied at The Salon Professional Academy, endorsed by Redken, whereas Amy has worked within the beauty industry for more than 20 years. Drawing from these backgrounds, they snip cuts, apply color, and add feather extensions. Other services include specialized L'Oréal treatments, such as a Fiberceutic deep-conditioning product that strengthens hair.
For 75 minutes, the stresses of daily life melt away as spa professionals first massage the back. Once they shift focus to the face, they'll use products from the likes of Repechage during facials designed to eliminate wrinkles and soothe sensitive skin. A foot massage caps off the treatment.
This retreat into relaxation, known as The Gift II spa package, occurs within the confines of White Lotus Beauty Bar & Wellness Studio. Here, the spa staff treats women to body and facial services that relax and fight back against the signs of age. The team also hosts special events that allow patrons to come and try the latest beauty products.
At Victoria Kelly’s personal Salon Republic suite, white painted trim sits atop the purple walls like delicate lace. The painstaking detail of Victoria’s surroundings accurately mirrors her own work, stylish scissor cuts and bold color highlights done with a careful eye and skilled hand honed with five years of experience. Victoria can give bounce to flat locks with a signature perm or design a fashionably elegant updo complete with tasteful floral sew-ins.
The salon itself also hosts a fully functioning face-waxing station, equipped to remove fuzz from upper lips and stubborn daisies growing from the ear canal.
As the name implies, at Healthy Skincare Spa, healthy, nourished skin is the goal. Aestheticians achieve this in a variety of ways, depending on the client's skincare needs. Diamond-peel microdermabrasion treatments and HydraFacials employ different methods to effectively exfoliate skin and remove impurities. Aestheticians can also cater facials to clients' specific needs—they treat acne with deep-cleansing facials, fight signs of aging with anti-aging facials, and rejuvenate complexions with custom European facials. And for clients in a time crunch, express facials refresh skin in a quick 30-minute session.