Bright lamps illuminate the tattoo artist’s face, his brow furrowed in concentration as he adorns his canvas with vibrant colors and intricate designs. This is the Camp Creek Body Art & Tattoo Removal parlor, where highly trained specialists decorate bodies with vibrant custom tattoos and glimmering piercings. Instead of using whiteout to cover up unwanted tattoos, they remove them with a laser or lighten them enough for a new tattoo to go over them. Their work stations are equipped with cushy reclining chairs, advanced equipment, and hospital-grade sterilization materials.
Helping their clients have healthy hair is the number one concern at Milly's Dominican Hair Salon, but their team of Dominican hairstylists are most fluent in revitalizing Latin American and African American hair. They do this with an array of deep conditioners blended with aloe, cocoa, and garlic that aim to naturally hydrate and smooth rebellious locks. Alternately, they bestow easy-to-maintain hairstyles with formaldehyde-free keratin treatments, hair extensions, and styling techniques tailored to natural or steamed permed hair. Milly’s team aims to ensure that clients can maintain their new ‘dos at home by providing them with pro tips and tricks and by pointing them in the direction of the Inova, Baba de Caracol, Morrocanoil, and Aloxxi products that retail in their salon.
After years of working as a personal stylist for major brands like Banana Republic, Sharon Broxton's passion shifted from fashion to hair. So, she started at the beginning: she worked at the front end of a salon for a year, and then embarked on a two-year apprenticeship. These days, she showcases her styling expertise at Painted Strands, where she updates 'dos with meticulous trims and straightens curly hair with silk presses. Highlights, glazes, and single-process treatments lend eye-catching color to her clients' locks, and her color extensions are a far better alternative to crayons twisted into French braids.
True to its name, Weaves For Forty is a salon that specializes in all-natural weaves at a range of wallet-friendly price points. It's owned by Cookie Crawley, who opened the studio 20 years ago. Crawley keeps her shelves stocked with virgin-grade locks culled from Brazil. Through relaxers and weaves applied by expert stylists, coifs become longer and lusher.
The Nail Spot Salon emanates a regal vibe with its rich purple walls and floors, bejeweled decorations, and trompe d'oleil chandeliers. Throw pillows decorated with purple rosettes line the sleek white pedicure station, where stainless steel faucets arch over pristine white basins. There, feet soak in warm water during the salon's signature "Spots" pedicures. Beyond gussying up natural and artificial nails, staffers host a slew of other beautifying services, including waxing, massages, milk and honey masques, eyebrow design, and cosmetics applications.