The grooming staff at Pearl Beauty Salon plucks follicles from myriad facial and bodily areas through gentle threading or warm waxing treatments. Fuzz hunters employ wax to smooth out skinscapes and threading experts drag a twisted-cotton thread over hirsute facial areas including the upper lip or eyebrows. Taut fibers trap hair and lift it out of the follicle in a process that can be less painful than other hair removal options and also exfoliates the skin. Like attendance in a rigorous exercise class, threading can lead to fewer and thinner hairs returning after successive sessions. Patrons can mix and match threading areas to deforest growth all over the body or focus on the same zone as a cover story for invisible tattoos.
A third-generation stylist certified in permanent makeup, eyelash extensions, and MAC cosmetics, Michelle Lea helps her clients to reach their glamour goals with a specialized menu of salon treatments. Three levels of eyelash extensions forge thick, lush lash lines through an individual application process that uses a medical-grade adhesive, ensuring blinkers achieve sultry glances throughout showers, workouts, and butterfly kisses with a sandpaper model.
Michelle can enhance features for even longer by tattooing eyeliner, lip color, or brow contours onto the face to shorten morning makeup routines. For special occasions, Michelle loads up her makeup palette with a selection of MAC cosmetics, customizing them to her subject's skin shade and personal style to create a flawless, glowing complexion that brims with youthful vigor like a bounce house at closing time.
The follicle fanatics at Pro-Cuts treat every client they encounter to adept, speedy styling. Unruly tendrils metamorphose into well-tamed hair sculptures in styles, that range from old-school classics to contemporary interpretations of industrial smokestacks, and products from Paul Mitchell, American Crew, and Matrix Biolage assist the professional choppers in crafting and cementing each coif. From start to finish, the service takes about 20 minutes (depending on hair length), giving clients the remainder of the afternoon to weave cuttings into doll wigs.
Inspired by everything from current fashion trends to fine art, licensed nail tech Ashley Grimmet paints intricate designs completely by hand without mass-produced stencils or complicated screen-printing equipment. Appendages can sport Ashley's customized 3-D nail art or enjoy a sleek coat of OPI or Gelish polish after no-chip manicures and pedicures. Clients can also pack a fashionable punch with Ashley's handcrafted necklaces, bracelets, and accessories.
When Tiffany Sanders administers facials to address antiaging, acne, and sensitive skin, that process is so soothing that even she feels tranquil and content. She brings the same meditative attitude to continuing education, where she keeps up with the latest aesthetic techniques and incorporates new tips quickly into her treatments. Tiffany can make off-hour and closed-day appointments when requested or when contacted via telephone or telepathic distress signal.
Sunlight streams through the windows at The Massage Works, filling the waiting room with the warmth and light of that of a secret oasis. Within the 3,500-square-foot facility, clients relax within one of 11 treatment rooms as licensed massage therapists ease their muscles and brighten their skin tone with services such as body wraps, facial scrubs, and Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages.