For certified permanent-makeup artist Linda Merrell, beautifying faces is merely part of the day-to-day routine. Linda practices her craft at Elegant Skin Care, where she first consults with her clients before adding fine lines and delicate shades to their eyebrows, eyelids, lips, beauty marks, and areolae for women who have had mastectomies. She customizes her pigments to complement individual skin tones—an important step that her clients are grateful for, considering that each permanent-makeup application lasts up to five years. Linda’s services aren’t limited to the realm of cosmetics. Her licensed aestheticians also improve skin tone with microdermabrasion treatments, combat signs of aging with nonsurgical facelifts, and massage therapists relax muscles Japanese restoration therapy.
Latitudes Salon pampers clients in a relaxed atmosphere enhanced by comprehensive care. For Brazilian blowouts, skilled stylists consult with beauty seekers in order to understand their aesthetic and maintenance-oriented goals. Then, using a formaldehyde-free, açaí-based smoothing complex, an aesthetician coats each shaft of your hair in a nutrient-rich layer of protective protein goodness, eliminating frizz and smoothing cuticles. A stylist will then blow-dry and flat-iron your locks, reproteinize, and rinse and blow-dry again.
The sounds of snipping shears and lively chatter fill the interior of Utopia Salon & Day Spa, a full-service beauty emporium where professional stylists twirl around salon chairs as they cut and color hair to match the unique personalities of their clients. Among these stylists is Ali, whose wealth of experience finds a worthy outlet in her comprehensive repertoire of treatments. Ali’s highlights and coloring treatments infuse hair with the most common shades of summer, from the rippling yellows of a sunset to the vivid pinks of a sunburn. When she isn’t cutting and coloring hair, she adds texture and shine to strands with frizz-busting keratin smoothing treatments.
Liza has seen a lot of hairstyles in her more than 34 years of experience, some good and some bad. She makes the good ones even better and completely overhauls the bad ones, using her clients' natural features and personal preferences as her inspiration. Whether Lisa's crafting a new style or simply softening hair with a deep-conditioning treatment, her clients can always expect friendly chatter and open lines of communication. She finishes each of her haircuts with a blow-dry, saving clients the trouble of driving to the nearest airport and crawling in an unoccupied jet turbine.
Merrylyn, owner of Dream Hair, knows what she's doing behind the styling chair when she designs manes using European haircutting methods and a wide range of styling tools. She draws on more than 25 years of experience as a salon owner, 25 certificates of accomplishment from beauty industry professionals, and a five-year tour on the Framesi Italian Style haircutting team.
Salon Vincenzo’s stylists shape manes with masterful snips and dress them up with vibrant highlights. Tress designers listen carefully to discern the client’s desired look, then draw from years of training and experience to build a flattering new shape that attractively frames the face. Split ends flee faster than a roadrunner on rocket-powered roller skates as shears carve manes. To create highlights and lowlights, the stylist applies foils, which lift selected follicles and infuse them with rich, beautiful color. Like learning to polka, the tress transformation takes one to two hours.