The aesthetic specialists at VOGA salonspa understand that beauty routines can become daunting, especially when hair and skin don't always cooperate. That's why they take the stress out of the client's hands with their top-to-bottom services—and professional products from Eminence Organic Skin Care and Bumble and bumble. Along with haircare and styling for men and women, they offer rejuvenating facials, chemical peels, and airbrush tanning.
Flora graduated from the Mr. Goodbye School of Cosmetology, a Russian-Canadian institution. Certified by Vidal Sassoon, as well as the Bumble and bumble Academy, Flora studied Schwarzkopf color and spent more than a decade honing her skills at Carlton Hair International as a mentor and manager. Now a business owner, Flora continues to craft new 'dos with haircuts, color, and highlights. She also nourishes locks with conditioner, sculpts waves and curls with perms, and arranges hair into updos. In addition to molding manes, she shapes brows into beautiful arches to support the forehead as it wrinkles under the ever-increasing weight of reality.
With decades of experience to speak for their haircutting prowess, the stylists at Universal Cut & Beauty Supply cut, style, and condition hair for women, men, and children. They can also add vibrancy to new 'dos with highlights and color, or fight frizz with Brazilian Blowout keratin treatments that eliminate the need to wear a floral swim cap on dry land.
Fire-engine-red walls and jet-black furnishings surround beauty transformations at Nail & Hair Bar, a fashion haven that upholds a high level of sanitization and keeps up-to-date on style trends. Nails varnished with mirror-silver polish reflect smiling faces and ceiling-dwelling ghosts as french-tipped finger-ends sport geometrically square nails. After clients slink into plush styling chairs, shears-wielders snip hair into angular bobs or twist tresses into ringlet-laden up-dos.
"I too used to look in the mirror every day and fumble with my hair, wishing there was a solution to my hair loss. I get it," says Ark Sardarov. But gone are those days, since Ark teamed up with a stylist and cosmetologist to found DesignX Hair Creations, a company of which he is now the president and CEO. His crew helps men, women, and children bulk up their plumage with both nonsurgical human hair systems and topical medicines. They pride themselves in treating every customer like a member of the family—with respect, with understanding, and with slide shows of trips to the Grand Canyon.
Claire Criswell specializes in transformations. She morphs frizzy hair into sleek styles with Brazilian Blowouts, and adds instant length with extensions. In addition to snipping and coloring clients' strands inside Joseph Lamar Salon, Claire often experiments at home by piling her own locks into high-fashion up-dos. This way, she maintains a wealth of ideas on how to bestow clients with Hollywood glamour.