When it comes to adding pizzazz to hair, the stylists at Purple Zebra Salon have plenty of options in their repertoire. They can add volume with updos, give locks wavy makeovers with perms, or brighten strands with highlights, color, or feather hair extensions from Featherlocks. The team's skills aren't limited to the hair on your head—lashes and brows, for instance, can be rejuvenated with subtly applied extensions and permanent makeup. Each beautifying session takes place inside the salon's cozy yellow-and-purple interior, where, sure enough, there's a white image of a zebra on the purple back wall.
Amazing Tans offers sunless tanning as well as a lineup of 17 UV tanning beds from brands such as Sun Angel and KBL to bronze bodies all year round. Each tanning bed keeps clients comfortable with features such as air conditioning, facial bulbs, and MP3/iPhone adapters that pump in personal playlists. Six levels of bed allow for varying intensities, and tanning lotions from labels including Luminary, Obsidian, and Sexy & Sweet further foster back-from-the-beach hues. Those who opt for a sunless spray tan step into a booth that harnesses the sun’s power in liquid form, without heating a glass of water to a bazillion degrees, and gently coats the skin in the sunless solution with automated airbrushes to produce a natural-looking tan for 7-10 days.
After several years spent working as a certified ophthalmic surgical technician, cosmetologist BK Gearn transitioned to the aesthetic arena in order to help others to see themselves in a better light. Along the way, she picked up a barber license, a nail-tech license, a massage-therapy license, and a masters degree in cosmetic tattooing, enabling her to use permanent makeup to enhance facial features or diminish the appearance of scars. Armed with Raya skincare products, she soothes skin with facials that often include mud or paraffin masks, hot steam, or crystal-based microdermabrasion, and she uses all-natural sugar paste by Alexandria Professional to whisk away unwanted whiskers without using chemicals, strips, or tiny brooms. She also helps bodies to adopt a synthetic glow using an airbrush-tanning solution rich with aloe vera and skin-firming moisturizers, and she has turned her spa into a classroom to share her secrets for applying eyelash extensions.
As a business-school graduate, licensed cosmetologist for more than 20 years, and former owner of her own salon in Tennessee, Kim Martin knows the passion needed to succeed in the beauty-boosting industry. The seasoned stylist shows off her knack for re-imagining manes at Beyond Hair Salon & Spa, where she specializes in color treatments, highlights, and feather extensions, using the latest products and techniques cultivated from her annual visits to national trade shows. Kim works in Beyond Hair’s Tuscan-style interior alongside aesthetician Teresa, fellow hairstylist Isela, and tanning expert, The Sun.
One part hair salon, one part gift shop, clients at Appearances simultaneously enjoy the perks of shopping and beautification. During visits, aestheticians pull from products such as Redken while transforming hair with their full line of cut, color, and conditioning treatments. While they wait, patrons can peruse Appearances’s shelves, which brim with antiques, furniture, and antique furniture.
Expert stylist Norma Talamantes adds her talents and 10 years of experience to the dedicated team at Vuja De Designer Cuts. She deftly attacks unruly hair with her scissors during haircuts. She can also wrangle frizz with straightening treatments using Rusk Thermal Str8 products.