Working out of Precision Ink tattoo shop, the artists at Precision Ink Permanent Makeup enhance natural beauty with professional SofTap pigments. Applied by hand, the technique creates enduring color on eyebrows, lips, and around eyes and eyelashes, resulting in shorter morning-makeup routines and ensuring faces look great even while sleepwalking.
A zebra-print canvas painted with the words “To Dye For” bedecks the salon walls of Angel Melito’s hair suite with the same name. Beneath its pink-and-white stripes, clients receive traditional cuts, color, and updos using various salon-trusted products from the likes of Sudzz. Alternatively, they can elect for a modern straightening treatment or a text-message breakup with old split ends.
Salon Maia owner Melissa Maia and makeup artist Kelly LeBlanc specialize in making brides' wedding-day visions a reality. The duo performs on-location, preceremony transformations and has collaborated on bridal showcases for New Orleans Bride magazine. Within the magazine's pages, Maia and Leblanc have offered tips for brides-to-be, such as trying out a variety of lipstick colors, deep-conditioning hair six weeks before the wedding, and securing updos with a hairspray that is specifically designed to repel rice.
Within the art-covered, bright blue and white walls of the salon itself, Maia and her team of stylists nourish clients' hair with high-quality products. They use the Pureology and Redken lines to cleanse, condition, and color, and the sought-after Agadir Argan oil spray treatment to repair and protect damaged strands.
Owner Lauren Moulton has more than 30 years salon experience, which she uses to guide and motivate Salon J-Elle’s team of stylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists. Even with all the responsibility of salon ownership, Lauren considers herself a stylist first and often can be found on the floor cutting hair or assisting other staff members. In addition to haircuts and color, the salon also offers nourishing Moroccanoil treatments and Brazilian Blowout Zero keratin hair-smoothing treatments within bright-blue and turquoise walls.
Before landing in Metairie, skilled stylist Cristina transformed manes in the glamorous realms of Vegas and Hollywood. After nearly four decades in the industry and training with Vidal Sassoon, her capable hands cut, color, and smooth locks with the unquestionable authority of a middle school hall monitor in a state of martial law. When they enter her salon, Cristina’s clients are welcomed with a complimentary beverage and a detailed discussion about their hair goals. Products from Pureology, Rusk, and Sudzz fill the air with sweet smells and lend extra glisten to her finished works of art.
Making clients happy is important to stylist Tessa Legaspi, which is why she precedes any snips or applications of color with a friendly chat about their personal style. From there, she draws on more than two decades of experience to bring about vibrant hues or long, flowing layers—ensuring each look complements clients’ skin tone and features.