Michael T. Gardner has been a prolific artist now for more than 15 years. His work can't be found in a gallery, though. Rather, it can be seen on arms, hips, backs, legs, and necks all over the city. That's because he renders his art in the form of tattoos, covering skin in countless designs. To save everybody the hassle of scouring bars, rock concerts, or biker knitting circles, Gardner conveniently keeps a record of his work on a Facebook page. Here, customers can spur on their imagination by perusing his latest pieces, such as an orange phoenix hip tattoo or a geometric tribal design that wraps around biceps. Of course, he or Scott Hale, an apprentice, happily work off of brought-in designs, as well as consult closely with clients to create something new. Once they have finished working, they share several tips for post tattooing care, such as avoiding swimming pools filled with permanent ink.
When applying eyelash extensions to a client's lashes, it helps to be a perfectionist. That's what the master aesthetician and certified eyelash-extension specialist at Blissful Lashes prides herself on. With deft skill and a steady hand, she adheres individual strands of synthetic, silk, and mink extensions to each natural lash. These extensions can enhance eyes a lot or a little?clients can opt for a natural look or one that's all-out glamorous.
It's not always easy to find a salon that you can trust with your hair, nails, waxing, and overall beauty. But Platinum Studio isn't a flash in the pan. The salon has been building its loyal customer base for the last 10 years by providing services that make you both feel great and leave you looking refreshed. Aestheticians tackle everything from deep-cleansing facials to prepping bikini lines for vacation. Over at the hair booths, a cut, conditioning, and color can give you a whole new look to go along with the new first name you're going by in the evenings. Nails aren't overlooked either, as techs apply bright colors or paint on french tips during mani-pedis.
At After Image Styling Salon, patrons benefit from the lock-lopping experience of an amiable crew of educated stylists who continuously update their skills to reflect current tress trends. In a women's or men's haircut, mane mavens consult with clients and the oracle at Delphi to fashion follicles to suit individual styles. Sip on a complimentary cup of java from the salon's coffee bar as a stylist trims and blow-dries tresses before molding head lawns into hip 'dos or yak-shaped topiary using ripped-from-the-runway products from Paul Mitchell and ABBA Pure & Natural. For hair not in need of a chop, the salon can toast and tame tufts with just a blowout. Heads receive these attentions in an earth-toned interior that exudes a chic ambience with leather furniture, warmly hued hardwood floors, and barber chairs fluent in French.