After 18 years spent helping her clients get the hairstyles of their dreams, Kara Evans was finally able to realize her own lifelong dream of opening her own salon. Since March of 2012, she’s helmed the wheel of Bella Tula Salon, where her scissoring and hair coloring skills are complemented by other aesthetic services such as special occasion makeup. Hair remains her greatest passion, however, so she pulls products by Kuene and Pureology to aid her as she tends to the tresses of both men and women. Beyond custom cuts, her specialties include corrective color and thermal straightening, as well as children’s mohawks, which give kids the extra inches they need to finally ride roller coaters by themselves.
Whether their clients seek relaxation or beautification, the staff at Images Salon delivers with a wide range of salon and spa services. Manicurists pamper hands and feet with hydrating manicures and pedicures, prettifying nails with long-lasting Shellac polish. Massage therapists perform treatments aimed purely at relaxation, augmented with aromatherapy or scalp massages, which use warm oil to soothe skin and prevent brain freeze. In the salon, stylists create new looks with everything from cuts and conditioning to keratin straightening treatments, extensions, and wig customization. Here, the stylists specialize in services for hair of all ethnicities, including natural styles.
During Lorina Coleman's career as an on-camera and print model, she had occasion to work with all manner of make-up artists. Watching them work their beautifying wizardry inspired her to learn the tricks of the cosmetics trade. At More than Makeup, located within Vita Da Lux Spa, she shares these pro tips with her clients as she custom blends bottles of foundation for everyday make-up applications and gussies up brides before their big day. To bring eyes to the forefront, strip, tab, and mink eyelash extensions leave lids looking runway ready, and waxing services prep bodies for days at the beach wearing newly woven body-hair sun hats.
Aestheticians and barbers
in the making populate Sol Salon & Spa Academy, putting classroom instruction to practical use on clients. Under the watchful eye of licensed professionals, the students-in-training administer a variety of spa treatments, including facial and body waxing, acne skin treatments and facials, and eyelash extensions. Committed to quality products, the crew draws upon an arsenal of top-shelf serums throughout each service, including doctor-formulated Murad skincare products and Satin Smooth wax, made from all-natural, bee-formulated beeswax.
The specialists at Lash & Brow Salon beautify faces with eyelash extensions and semi-permanent makeup. Focusing primarily on the eye lines and brows, these treatments can turn tedious beauty routines into a mere memory. Lashes are a particularly popular service, as the salon uses real Siberian mink and Glamour extensions to enhance length and volume.
Whether they're soothing sore backs or balancing reflex points on the feet, the therapists at Nu Reflex Spa seem to always know how to induce relaxation. Their massage treatments don't just target typical areas such as the neck and shoulders. They also extend to oft-ignored places such as the hands and head to alleviate tension wherever it might reside.