Experienced makeup artist and lash extender Carina Brooks King helms Beauty by Carina, where the licensed-and-insured specialist offers a variety of beauty services. She offers her own line of eyelash extensions, which she applies onsite at clients? homes. She also offers makeup services, waxing, eyebrow shaping, and nailcare and art.
After Robert Bay trained with Paul Mitchell, Eufora International, and Redken, he went on to work for a litany of fashion designers. PacSun, the Vera Wang wedding-dress collection, and Miss Mundo Latina United States all find space on his resum? alongside magazine photo shoots. Today, Robert mans a private space inside an iStudio Salon, where he styles, colors, and even waxes hair. While he works, he uses botanical-rich products by Rusk and AG Hair, which eschew parabens, gluten, animal testing, and animal homework. His portfolio illustrates his penchant for retro-chic coiffures from the 1920s to the 1950s, loose wavy tresses, and bridal updos. When Robert isn't primping his clients and teaching them how to retain their styles at home, he supports local shelters for women and children and gives haircuts to the homeless.
Although a wide range of services are offered at Bonjour Day Spa & Nail Salon, they all fall under the same umbrella: relaxation. Bonjour's professional aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists hold that umbrella with unwavering dedication. They knead away aches and pains with various types of massage, including Shiatsu and stone—a method that utilizes heated or chilled rocks depending on your needs and whether or not you have a nest full of bird eggs strapped to your back for safekeeping. The beauty experts also keep appearances fresh with facials, mani-pedis, and hair removal services, and bundle treatments into spa packages for individuals or parties.
A licensed nail technician applies nail knowledge experience alongside countless tricks to keep clients' faces and nails looking their best. This expertise is implemented in services ranging from eyelash extensions and body wraps to acrylic-nail applications and traditional mani-pedis. OPI gel and CND Shellac polishes give fingers and toes a long-lasting pop of color, whereas eyebrow shaping allows for more dramatic eyebrow raises after seeing a friend's pencil shaving collection.
The ivy that dances across the red brick exterior of Salon Vaxxe proffers a whimsical vibe that extends inside with mocha- and tan-marbled wooden floors and diamond-patterned walls. Stylists wield scissors, blow dryers, and brushes to transform clients’ manes at hair stations outfitted with jet-black industrial tool chests.
When she was 8, licensed aesthetician and permanent make-up artist Victoria Knight watched her mother struggle with the ravages of chemotherapy, a treatment that required her to wear wigs and create her eyebrows with a pencil. She saw how important beauty can be to a woman's identity and was inspired to become a beauty expert who helps others realize their optimal looks.
Today, at The Skin Studio, Victoria draws on her experience in certified oncology esthetics, micro needling, and permanent makeup to help safely beautify her clients. She prefers to use natural products, as to avoid toxic ingredients. During permanent-makeup applications, she fashions shapely brows and defined lips while clients rest comfortably under a shield of topical anesthetics, deciding where in their yard they should cremate their old makeup. She also loves using the DermaPen, which boosts the body's collagen and elastin without chemicals or filler, therefore camouflaging scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles. Her emphasis on health even carries over to the physical aspects and amenities of her workplace. The water cooler is made from glass, not plastic, and the water itself comes from a spring in Arkansas, waiting to be served cool or boiled for cups of organic tea.