The stylists and aestheticians at Studio Be perform artistic balancing acts. On any given day, they might go from primping brides for their weddings to hosting basic lessons on cosmetics, or from designing complex updos to strengthening hair with protein treatments. The boutique balances on a trifecta of disciplines: hair fashion, makeup application, and skincare. The staff integrates their services to beautify guests from the neck up, combining products from brands such as Smashbox and Unite Eurotherapy.
Though Studio Be’s treatments span a broad spectrum, the team’s devotion to strong relationships with their clients remains a constant. Throughout chemical peels, photo shoots, and eyebrow-sculpting sessions, they consult with their subjects to craft personal, distinctive makeovers instead of continually trying to re-create their own best driver's-license photos.
As hair maestros overhaul scalps, April Michelle works hard putting the finishing touches on new looks with natural-looking eyelash extensions by Luscious Lashes. As she meticulously affixes the synthetic strands one by one to existing lashes, the rest of the salon bustles with the lively din of stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians.
The salon itself is as vibrant and modish as its staff. It features an eye-grabbing blend of rustic and modern flourishes, including a chain-hung distressed metal sign, partially exposed brick-wall accents, chic light fixtures, and a refreshment station featuring coffee and wine.
With more than 25 years of aesthetic experience at her fingertips, Skin Studio 21 owner Barbara Osborn welcomes guests to unwind at her private, relaxing clinic. She performs such soothing services as anti-aging peels, cleansing facials, and exfoliating microdermabrasions, along with waxing treatments for men and women. Barbara is also a certified permanent-cosmetic technician, and uses her expert artistic touch to highlight facial features. After refreshing appointments, customers can make a quick jaunt to the nearby coast to impress beachgoers with their newly smoothed physiques.
Peek-a-Boo's professional phalange buffers cosset fingers and toes with a variety of soothing treatments. The salon's signature mani-pedi shape shifts all 20 shields with a detailed file and buff, preparing hands and feet for stylish dragon slaying. Then technicians frost finger cakes with a precision polish. A massage rewards hands and feet for their diligent and dexterous work during full-body cat's-cradle competitions, punctuating each service with a circulation-improving sendoff.
Paulette Collins wields her tools like an artist, carefully filling in lips, brows, and eyelids with perfectly cast pigment. Her makeup savvy derives from extensive dermal pigmentation training, as well as a degree in visual design. By staying up to date on current trends in the field, Paulette ensures her clients receive the exact looks they desire, from eyes that benefit from subtle eyeliner to beautifully enhanced brows or lips that appear plump and youthful.
At Modern Hair Nails & Spa, stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians offer a range of treatments designed to keep their clientele looking spruce from head to toe. Services include mani-pedis, waxing, hair color and styling, and a variety of facials for men and women.