Stylists have good reason to stick around The Salon By David and William. If they gain enough experience, they can move up the ranks from junior to senior to master stylist. It’s one way the salon retains its most promising talent, who together make up perhaps the most essential component in the salon’s ability to create contemporary looks. The stylists can attach extensions to make hair longer and fuller, or they can add a permanent wave that subtly appeals to surfers in landlocked countries. Elsewhere in the salon, beauty pros smooth out skin with waxing treatments and reduce the appearance of cellulite with toning body wraps, and massage therapists work through tension and alleviate chronic pain with Swedish or deep-tissue massages.
At Ashley Pure Beauty, haircuts are available as add-ons, but the stylists specialize in prepping gals for turning heads without a single snip of their scissors. At this blow-dry bar, they revamp 'dos with scalp therapies, updos, blowouts. Their haircare packages' names?such as Blow My Mind and Red Carpet Blowout?hint at the sassy, whimsical tone the salon cultivates.
Over the past decade, Rivaz Salons has expanded to four locations where certified beauty professionals enhance natural beauty amid Indian-inspired accoutrements. Stylists update manes with haircuts, highlights, and color, and aestheticians accentuate looks with flare lashes and Shahnaz facials. Massage therapists perform traditional Indian massages with Ayurvedic oils, and trained specialists shape brows with a process known as threading. Three artists from India apply natural plant pigments to the skin as they design henna tattoos, which are said to attract joy and luck. When staffers aren't equipping clients for everyday beauty, they offer bridal packages for both traditional western and Indian weddings.
Salon Sophia's hair and skin artists tease out natural beauty with an array of services bolstered by natural Aveda products that lend manes a healthy foundation. Stylists prune strands and style head gardens to suit occasions from nights on the town to weddings and apocalypses. Locks shift along the prismatic spectrum under the care of colorists, and change texture with keratin and Aveda straightening services. The salon's staff makes sure to lend its clients the technical knowledge they need to maintain the health and style of coifs between visits. A roster of facials incorporates Aveda products and the sound of spears beating on shields to frighten off epidermal impurities.
For Lala Lita, glamour isn't just an attribute, it's a lifestyle. Fueled by the belief that beauty can be an extension of your happiness and artistic creativity, she channels her years of experience working with professional hair and makeup artists in the Chicago styling scene to make her clients look and feel their best. Today, she puts her expertise to use at Salon Ruelle, specializing in hairstyling and single-strand extensions. As a national master educator and long-time wearer of extensions herself, she is a whiz at using them to complement any type of hairstyle.
Mz. Reeta of All Naturale' Beauty From The Inside Out creates elaborate hairstyles with cornrows, braids, and twists. In the process, she helps keep hair healthy with deep conditioning and steam hydration that help lock in moisture and shine. Mz. Reeta, who has more than 20 years of experience working with natural hair, specializes in loc starts and maintenance and can create coil twists, two-strand twists, shingling, and kinky twists.