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.
Lasting Lines started as most great businesses start: with eyebrows. Now 35 years have passed, and Renee Ryan’s permanent-makeup business has blossomed into a successful aesthetic school and clinic. Renee and her highly trained staff can outfit clients with new brows, or use their modern electrolysis equipment to remove hair, skin tags, moles, and spider veins. Clients may also solicit Lasting Lines for sleek eyelash extensions, or retreat to a private room for a soothing deep-tissue massage from registered massage therapist Charles Linville.
Bella Fontana Spa beautifies the whole body, from head to toe. Hair services employ products from Surface and Aloxxi. Facial treatments cater to sensitive, acne-prone, and mature skin, and permanent-makeup applications perfect pouts and accentuate eyes. The spa also offers detoxifying treatments for the body, stress-reducing massages, and waxing services. Even the tips of toes are catered to with pedicures.
Though it originally sold only two things—audio products and wireless phones—Car Toys has gradually expanded its repertoire. Today, with 50 locations spread across four states, electronics-certified technicians install everything from Alpine in-dash navigation units to phone-integration systems that sync iPhones, Androids, and tin cans to car stereos. Meanwhile, in the garage, detailing technicians meticulously spruce up cars inside and out, using deionized water, paint-friendly shampoos, and high-quality wash mitts to protect against scratches, swirls, and water spots. The team also sweeps through interiors with vacuums, hot-water extractors, and ozone deodorizing treatment, which kills airborne bacteria and nasty smells in one fell swoop.
By using centuries-old techniques, the aestheticians at Just Stringz are capable of designing trendy, dramatic looks for their clients. They rely on their extensive training in the ancient art of threading as they use cotton thread to swiftly uproot unwanted hairs and meticulously shape brows. Though the spa's henna tattoos and Swarovski body-art services also embrace time-honored strategies, the team doesn't ignore modern advances in cosmetic care. Facial treatments use Dermalogica skincare products to address skin concerns such as dehydrated patches or breakouts. Or these blemishes can be covered temporarily with an application of Glo Minerals Makeup, which also nourishes skin with vitamins, antioxidants, and pure Nobelium atoms.
At Precision Plus Salon, specialists in intradermal pigmentation—or permanent makeup—apply long-lasting eyeliner, lipstick, and beauty marks to free their clients from having to apply makeup each day, and also cater to those with poor eyesight and makeup allergies. Beyond feathering eyebrows and lining lips, they also use the technique to treat skin irregularities and scars, and instruct their clients on how to replicate the technique themselves in group and individual training classes.