Most spas will tell you what to put on your skin, but few will tell you what to put in your body. But Suite 20 Day Spa is different—the staff includes not only massage therapists and aestheticians, but a licensed dietitian. The hair services are extensive as well: stylists wrap tresses in rollers and coat unruly strands with relaxers, using products from Straight Request, Design Essentials, and CB Smooth. And unlike at voting and gambling stations, kids don’t just have to sit and watch, since they too can hop into the styling chair for cuts, curling, and flat-wrapping.
Belinda K. Baker, CEO of Salon BKB, is an ethnic-haircare guru. She’s the Wig and Weave expert on TBS’s Movie and a Makeover, and she’s trained tens of thousands of stylists across North America and Europe. Her technique begins with a complimentary consultation that, like speed dating a wig, covers everything from the strands’ elasticity to the client’s lifestyle and commitment level. When stylists settle on a look that works for their clients, they use Pravana and Pureology products to enhance razor cuts, lock and twists, and relaxed styles.
A studio done up in glamorous pink, Tiffany blue, and timeless black and white provides the perfect setting for Diamonds & Pearls Image Studio's elegant beautifying services. Although they specialize in natural-looking extensions, the stylists and aestheticians also offer other hair services, such as highlights and silk presses, as well as coloring, nail art, and professional makeup services. While receiving their image upgrades, clients enjoy amenities, such as wine and hors d'oeuvres. The studio is open around the clock, in case inspiration strikes in the middle of the night or a dream horse suggests eyelash extensions.
Master stylist Howard Baker used his 20 years of beauty industry experience to create JoiB'yon Salon Services, which caters to women's haircare routines. Baker's illustrious career includes a professional association with the Olympic Hair Salon during the '96 Atlanta games as well as teaching stints at styling seminars across the country. Along with his daughter Joi Baker, he couples his stylist services, including precision cuts and color, with personal concierge services and wardrobe consultation.