Miniature lights hang over the salon’s wide orange mirrors, illuminating olive-green walls and cozy leather styling seats. Amid these modern accents, skilled stylists transform hair with flattering layers and bold color highlights. Guests may also request a restorative herbal facial treatment, herbal henna hair coloring, or spruce up eyebrow boundaries with a specialty threading session.
April Brittain helms Eye Talk Lashes, where the licensed eyelash-extension artist and cosmetologist adorns unruly or shapeless eyelashes with extensions. April strives to provide straight, long, and thick eyelashes that don't require mascara and offer a natural curl.
Located inside the Shawn Kristopher Salon and MedSpa, Prater's Skincare and Laser Center is the brainchild of laser technician and aesthetician Erica Prater. She enlists the aid of Dr. Pirinelli, a Board-licensed anesthesiologist with experience in injectables, lasers, and other medical-spa treatments, to help improve clients' appearances. Using their slate of treatments, they help to banish body hair with laser hair removal, remove dead skin cells with microdermabrasion, and fade wrinkles with Botox injections or cinematic effects.
Resha Leshae had a job in corporate America when she first began to dream of a career in the beauty industry. In the a blink of an eye she was gone from her desk job, off to pursue her dream on a path that led her to train under celebrity makeup artists and learn the secrets to doing makeup for bridal shoots, runway, and print campaigns. She's still doing makeup today, but has also picked up licensing and certifications in mink eyelash extensions and facial threading. Insider her studio, Wink, Resha takes pride in empowering other women to follow their dreams by making them feel more confident in their appearances. Her eyelash extensions also help women cut down on their morning makeup routines, providing a little extra time to relax, read the paper, or come up with creative uses for now-obsolete eyelash curlers.
Aesthetician and massage therapist Ruby named her business “Jess” a “Lill” Rub by Ruby in honor of her parents, Jesse and Lillian. She aims to erase stress via relaxing massages that incorporate deep-tissue strokes, Swedish techniques, and warm stones. She also concentrates her soft touch on smoothing wrinkles during facials and waxing away unwanted hairs on upper lips, legs, and tails.