Since becoming a certified stylist in 1997, Frances has been an educator for Global Keratin and has worked international beauty shows and New York?s Fashion Week as well as hair styling academies in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Chicago, and Miami. Committed to continued education, she has also pursued advanced training with both the Aveda Institute and the Redken Exchange in Manhattan.
Frances continues to propel standards at her own salon, Belleza, where she specializes in an array of services including keratin, extensions, and as a color specialist. For clients with thinning or fine hair, she offers solutions geared toward busy lifestyles. The Evolve Volumizer system is a unique non-surgical and semi-permanent hair replacement system that enhances volume, texture, and color without glue, chemicals, adhesives. Those seeking more traditional hair services can enlist Frances' skills for an edgy razor cut or lengthen their follicular beauty with strand-by-strand or MicroTip micro-extensions.
Lori Baumann, owner of Tangerine Hair Salon, and her experienced staff mold manes with products by Alterna, Redken, and Sojourn. The spacious salon achieves a trendy, urban feel with slate-blue walls, black polished floors, and track lighting. When guests arrive, plush zebra-print chairs greet their backsides while a coffee pot cheerfully percolates beneath an orange and gold floral painting. Stylists craft new 'dos at stations equipped with full-length mirrors and topped with exotic flowers. When they aren't performing haircuts, adding highlights, or curling locks, they subdue frizzy tresses with smoothing treatments and commands shouted in German.
A piece of string and hands is all it takes to remove unwanted body hair at Salon Mayfair Threading & Spa, where the staff is versed in the ancient art of threading. By strategically wrapping strands, they can gently and precisely remove hair from brows, upper lips, and foreheads. Their expertise extends beyond hair removal, though; they also perform facials, haircuts, and intricate henna tattoos for bridal parties.
Stylist and certified color specialist Deanna believes color treatments should do more than change the hair?s appearance; they should improve hair overall. After 12 years and multiple color classes, she has become certified in Scruples hair-color techniques, which are designed to get hair glowing with vibrant reds, brunettes, and blondes while infusing strands with silicone conditioners and safeguarding hair against sunlight by absorbing UV rays. In addition to her high-end hair services, Deanna also primps nails with mani-pedis and artificial nail applications.
Directions in Design's beauty pros help clients adopt a new trendy look. To help them in their quest, stylists reach for quality products from brands like Aveda, Morrocanoil, and Goldwell, while spray tan technicians rely on a sunless formula from Fake Bake to bestow bodies with a bronze glow. Meanwhile, nail artists deck out digits in chip-resistant Shellac polish, and skincare experts design custom facials to address concerns such as dryness or premature aging.