Though the hairstyles that emerge from Elle Studio’s doors are often described as cool, this salon’s interior emanates warmth. Here, guests can relax by a cozy fireplace or bask in the sheen of silver-framed mirrors and polished wooden floors. Talent also shines from stylists’ shears, which snip men’s, women’s, and children’s locks into custom ’dos. To turn brunettes into blonds and redheads into doves, the coiffing crew summons the transformative properties of Goldwell colors. Products by Kérastase, Kevin Murphy, and EVO fuel the hair-wrangling process, nourishing dry strands and catching flyaways. When they’re not painting lips and lashes for photo shoots, resident makeup artists lead lessons with their wands and brushes. The staff also specializes in NovaLash extensions, which make eyelashes as long and full as a dachshund after Thanksgiving dinner.
Thanks to a partnership with Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery, Pigalle Salon & MedSpa, a Tiffany Award winner for haircare in 2009 and 2011, is able to offer a combination of traditional hair, nail, and massage services along with medical-grade facials and hair-removal treatments. The salon pampers guests with complimentary herbal tea and coffee served in a cozy lounge where clients wait patiently to enjoy body wraps, tanning sessions, or laser hair-removal treatments that get rid of unwanted hair more effectively than wishing on all the stars in the sky ever could.
The expert nail technicians at CK Nails and Spa love nails. They demonstrate this passion by offering a variety of services for the hands and feet such as the jelly pedicure, sea-salt pedicure, or candle manicure. When not focused on prettifying digits, they coddle clients with spa services such as facials and waxing.
To the technicians at Eyeconic Lashes, subtlety is a key tenet of beauty. Their eyelash extensions draw attention to clients’ natural assets without getting in the way. They achieve this effect by relying on Lashfresh extensions, which they apply individually to seamlessly add length and thickness to lash lines. Depending on the client's desired level of glamour—the packages helpfully bear names such as Model and Supermodel—the technicians may apply up to 60 lashes, sealing each with a special bonding agent. The mink extensions last up to four weeks before falling out naturally, and fill-in treatments ensure that eyes maintain their ability to extinguish a candle with merely a wink.
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At Lua Makeup & Hair Studio, experienced maquillage artist Dallal Farha uses simple eyeshadow, eye-liner, and other materials to help clients achieve ethereal, glamorous looks. With a holistic knowledge of what colors look good, she can lend anyone a dash of enchantment or a sultry glow. A team of expert hairstylists, meanwhile, perform custom cuts and coloring—and can also style hair into shapes ranging from straight bobs to tight curls.
The current Chaos Studio Salon was a labor of love. In 2012, Jennifer realized she'd outgrown her current space, but it wasn't until it began leaking from the ceiling that she decided to make the leap—and to do that, she called her Dad. Together, the pair scouted a new location, then brought the Chaos Studio Salon team together to lovingly transform the space. Now, master and senior stylists transform locks with Paul Mitchell tools and color beneath twinkling chandeliers, and walls and doors lined with repurposed barn boards offset the bright colors and dynamic artwork that surround the Bubble, Hydration, and Color Bars. Lash artists highlight eyes with 3D extensions, and at the Tool Bar , guests can pick up a few products for use at home or while hang gliding to a special event.