A graduate of the esteemed Elite Hair Academy, Victoria Simpson has professionally styled hair since 2010. Within Salon Noir's cozy brick house, she showcases her talents, which include elongating locks with natural-looking extensions, brightening strands with eye-catching color, and trimming tresses into stylish looks. Using haircare products packed with natural ingredients, Victoria and her fellow stylists' other services include administering precise cuts for men and women and creating updos for special occasions. After appointments with Victoria, clients can consult one of Salon Noir's cosmetologists for skin-enriching services, such as facial waxing and subtle makeup applications.
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.
Marty Bianculli’s career spans nearly four decades—that’s almost one year for each of the more than 40 awards he has received for his work. At the top of that long list of awards sit the National Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association’s coveted Hairstylist of the Year award and two consecutive wins as the Ohio State Hairstylist of the Year. At Mark Philips Salon/Spa, Bianculli draws on his extensive knowledge to guide a team of beauty professionals as they precariously juggle shears and perform salon and spa services such as haircuts, massages, and body sugaring. While skin absorbs moisture from organic Tela skincare products, strands bathe in the salon’s own signature formulas.
Spanning more than 150 locations and six states, L.A. Tan's beautifying services polish pallid epidermises into shining, bronzed statues and brighten smiles with whitening treatments. A Level 1, 2, or 3 booth tan glows warmly with UVB rays, stimulating the body's production of vitamin D and burnishing epidermises to a brilliant sheen. UV-free spray tans, such as Mystic Tan or Versa Spa sessions, quickly glaze outer skin shells into glistening hues without exposing hides to the sun's harmful rays or pitiful knock-knock jokes.
At Fountain of Youth Med Spa, Dr. Esteban Pena leads a team of skin specialists to renew sagging, wrinkled, or splotched patches of skin with highly advanced therapies and tools. During tattoo-removal sessions, short pulses of a Q-switched laser dissolve subdermal fraternity letters or reminders of a loved one’s name with minimal pain and less than a 5% chance of scarring. Laser-based facials zero in on unwanted hyperpigmentation and birthmarks, and eMatrix skin-rejuvenation treatments employ gentle radio-frequency emissions to remove acne scars or blemishes. Patients treat below-the-shoulder areas with cellulite-banishing VelaShape contouring, laser hair removal performed by a skin specialist, spider-vein removal, or relaxing massage therapy.
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 with hot-stone massages.