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.
Quiana Martin adss length and fullness to hair by weaving, braiding, or bonding real or synthetic extensions close to the scalp. She also improves the health of natural hair by infusing strands with moisture and cutting away split ends. In addition, Quiana enhances facial features with makeup and eyelash extensions and removes unwanted hair on the chin, above the lips, and around the eyebrows.
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.
A cartoon camel smiles benignly from Sahara Car Wash’s tangerine sign, which bears the shop’s simply stated promise of car washes, detailing services, and windshield repairs. At this full-service auto haven, skilled crews take to dingy interiors with vacuums and deodorizers, and attack sullied paint jobs with foaming washes and waxes. Aside from detailing and cleaning packages, the team also repairs busted windshields on cars and broken monocles on people.
Owners Lauren Moulton and Jeff Guillory have more than 30 years of combined salon experience, which they use 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 and Jeff consider themselves stylists 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.
At Milan Hair and Body Salon, the receptionist is the first to greet clients—unless Bo is around. The presence of Bo, the salon's unofficial mascot dog, exemplifies the friendly, relaxed environment maintained by the salon's stylists. The stylists, some of whom have more than 30 years of experience, use Matrix and Rusk products during services that range from conditioning hair to coloring it so it can resemble the client's favorite Mondrian painting. Removed from the salon floor in a private treatment room, aesthetician Diane Ligi employs more than seven years of experience to deliver relaxing spa services accompanied by soothing music and aromatherapy.