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.
Though the talented stylists at New Image Beauty Salon spend much of their time renovating outmoded coiffures and evicting unwelcome strands, they also focus their beauty-boosting expertise on refreshing complexions with a variety of skin treatments. The beauticians keep their scissors, flat irons, and waxing wands in tow six days a week, easily scheduling appointments for regular upkeep or emergency waxing sessions when bear costumes refuse to come off. New Image’s glycolic facials and peels launch faces toward epidermal excellence, and their threading services reshape bushy brows into slim eye accents.
At Celebrity Beauty Waxing, aesthetician Courtney Berry uses her unique—and strip-free—waxing technique to gently and swiftly remove hair from nearly ever part of the body. She transforms stubbly below-the-belt areas into silky smooth terrains with bikini, Brazilian, and buttocks waxing, and keep gams smooth with treatments for the lower or full legs. Further north, Courtney masterfully shapes brows into flattering arches or intimidating triangles, and eliminates peach fuzz from upper lips. Aside from waxing, the aesthetician combats breakouts and aging with three types of facials.
Roman Hair Salon’s eponymous owner channels more than two decades worth of styling experience to lead her team in transforming tresses. Roman specializes in color matching, giving clients a uniformed hue or helping manes blend in seamlessly with kitchen walls. Her stylists, meanwhile, perform flattering cuts and straightening treatments. The staff also helps clients prepare for special events with updos, waxing services, and confidence-boosting pep talks.
Great Clips harnesses the vast resources of a national salon chain to provide personalized, professional styling services to follicle frolickers near and far. Wild wigs are brought to bear by highly trained hair tamers who also serve as style guides through the often-intimidating tonsorial jungle, answering customers' questions about hair trends and maintenance. A socially responsible company, Great Clips also hosts haircut-a-thons, bake sales, and baked haircut sale-a-thons to benefit charities, including the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House.
AA Spa Nails' experienced nail specialists rebuild and revamp damaged, natural nails with luxurious manicures and pedicures. In both manicures, 20 minutes of hand pampering leaves nails clean, shapely, and refined. The Shellac polish service drapes finger crowns in a choice of vibrant colors before they bathe in a brilliant UV light, which cures the lacquer almost instantly for a chip-free finish that lasts for up to 14 days. Alternatively, the basic manicure culminates with a layer of gleaming OPI polish, and the 30-minute pedicure soaks, softens, and beautifies feet to an equally radiant state so that they'll quit complaining about hands always getting to steer the car.