Princess and Jedediah Thompson have been matching clients with chic and bold 'dos for more than 10 years. They direct a team of skilled stylists who strive to, in their own words, “raise your image from the ashes.” The snips of shears and the snaps of sparrow beaks send dated manes tumbling to the ground during precise haircuts. New styles are enhanced by rich and lustrous TIGI hair-coloring services and high-quality Redken and Framesi products.
The expert stylists at Natural Gift Beauty Salon pamper and prettify natural hair with a variety of services for adults and children. With the goal of maintaining natural hair's beauty and health, they deftly braid it into cornrows or crochet braids or spiral it into twists. In addition, the salon offers deep-conditioning, steam, and protein treatments.
Chef John Johnson channels more than 15 years of restaurant experience when crafting his varied seafood and pasta dishes at Chelsea's Restaurant. In an atmosphere that combines the delights of upscale dining and live music, patrons enjoy salmon and trout, strip steaks, shrimp quesadillas, and fish sandwiches.
Owner Artana, her two sisters, and the trained stylists at Shear Xpectations help to curate chic appearances during beautifying services. Touting expertise in hair, waxing, facials, and massage, the seasoned staff helps anchor results with products from Aveda, Dermalogica, and TIGI. An online portfolio showcases the crew's work with snapshots of its skillful ’dos, which have the power to coax compliments from friends, strangers, and the insides of hats. Each sessions unfolds inside the salon's casual space, which boasts wood floors, track lighting, and dangling glass lights.
Close your eyes and pretend you're enjoying a fine olive oil, and the first flavor notes to come to mind probably won't be blood orange and chipotle. Likewise, ask for something to put on top of your ice cream, and you probably won't expect someone to hand you a bottle of balsamic vinegar. But at The Crescent Olive, neither ingredient follows the rules. ?People don?t really know what to expect until they come in the store,? owner Mike Easler told told The State newspaper. ?The fun part about our store is you get to come in and taste everything we have.?
Mike and his wife, Charlotte, oversee a seasonal roster of gourmet oils and aged balsamic vinegars imported from around the globe, including Spain, Portugal, and Italy. Visitors stop by and test the goods with breads and, yes, even ice cream, before selecting their favorites from the stainless-steel containers that populate the shop. Once that happens, Mike fills up bottles of up to 750 milliliters for customers to take home or to toss to an ex-flame who's leaning out of a moving train.