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.
Robin Drolla Melancon and her staff pride themselves on handling any emergency that pops up at Nola Hair Salon. Her stylists have performed hair and makeup for six bridesmaids that needed to be wedding-ready by noon, and have squeezed in a shampoo and blowout at 7 p.m. for a businesswoman who had just gotten off a plane from Singapore and had a late dinner meeting. They also handle problem hair with keratin treatments and skin with Nerium anti-aging creams, which rely on the Nerium oleander plant to fight wrinkles.
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.
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.
The attentive staff at Brinkman's Menswear, which has earned praise from I Heart Nola, transforms men into dapper gentlemen with suits and formalwear from renowned designers such as Tommy Bahama, Cotton Reel, and Haupt. Customers can accent necks in a selection of ties ($65) for the office or formal events, or strap them around foreheads to soak up sweat during heated games of capture the flag. To emit a debonair air, fellows can slip into a private-label suit ($395) paired with a button-down dress shirt ($75), or adorn a pair of dress socks ($9) with googly eyes to produce a last-minute puppet prom date.