The staff at Benedetta's Hair Salon & Spa—who are Paul Mitchell professionals and licensed cosmetologists—keep the principles of relaxation and rejuvenation in mind as they administer hairstyling and spa services. Women, men, high-school students, and children can find distinctive cuts appropriate for their style or request identical cuts to add a creepy touch to family-reunion photos. In the tranquil salon, stylists paint full color or highlights onto tresses, weave extensions seamlessly into natural hair, and create silky, smooth locks with texturing treatments. The staff aestheticians further pamper clients with soothing facials, remove hair with expert waxing, or apply makeup for special occasions.
Cut Loose Hair Salon's team of stylists creates looks that flatter various lifestyles and hair types. They can even alter hair's texture and straighten frizzy curls for up to five months with keratin treatments by Coppola. The stylists can also help men hide gray strands and blend into shrubbery with natural tints courtesy of Redken Camo color.
When she was still learning the nuances of her craft in massage school, Rhonda Lakip-Ochoa wasted no time sharing her newfound powers with those who needed them most. After classes ended, she?d practice what she?d learned that day on her mother, who had cancer, and the seniors under her charge during a day job as a caregiver. Now, as the principle practitioner at A Healing Touch Massage Therapy/Spa LLC, Rhonda draws upon these formative experiences to soothe clients from all walks of life. During in-office sessions, she unknots kinked muscles with bodywork drawn from massage traditions including deep tissue and hot stone. Rhonda and her team of certified massage therapists also schedule in-home appointments, arriving at area doorsteps bearing massage tables, lotions, and calming music.
Although she?s now a full-fledged massage therapist, Rhonda never forgot her commitment to bringing peace to the infirm. Today, she still caters to clients with Alzheimer's and dementia, easing their ills with strokes that are lighter, slower than usual. She also massages individuals undergoing cancer treatments, MS, and other illnesses at her non-profit facility, A Healing Garden.
Celebrity hair stylist Ken Paves, who has snipped the strands of such stars as Jessica Simpson and Eva Longoria, operates a stylish tress-treating salon to keep clients catwalk-ready. Each talented stylist was trained under Paves and brings an individual knowledge and technique to help clients achieve a look suited to their personal tastes and style. Opt for a haircut and a trained trimmer will snip your tresses with the ease of a swan dancing Swan Lake, transforming stressed manes into trendy looks for women ($60+) and men ($25+). Add little rays of sunlight to manes with highlights (partial $55+; full $75+) and get a polished finish with a professional blowout ($30).
Makeup artist Tammy Pore has spent the past 10-plus years dolling up models and actors for shows on the Style Network, the film Cedar Rapids, and Styleline magazine photo shoots. But that’s not the only experience she brings to clients sitting before her makeup mirror. A solid background in art—including a degree in commercial art and computer drafting—has only strengthened her cosmetic skill set. Under the guidance of celebrity makeup artist Billy B, she also solidified her specialization in grooming eyebrows, learning to craft elegant arches and tiny pulleys to coyly raise them. Tammy also expertly applies NovaLash eyelash extensions and defines features with MAC and Bobbi Brown makeup.