Tiffany, the certified manicurist and aesthetician at Beautiful Feet Begins With Me at Salon Concepts, works with a deep sense of purpose. She has a great passion for her work, and that passion manifests itself in her methodology for nailcare. She uses high-quality organic or OPI products during exfoliating sugar scrubs, and many of her services involve soaks to hydrate skin or massages to help muscles unwind. She also uses sanitizers to make sure everything is clean, just like the FCC does for infomercials.
SheLax Nail Studio may be new, but Maria Desembly has been in the nail business for more than 11 years. A background in health care directs Maria's gentle, hygienic touch as she tidies up the fingers and toes of both men and women. After filing, shaping, and buffing, she can outfit all 20 tappers with basic polish or safeguard their shine with acrylics or Shellac, which resists chips, nicks, and the urge to plunge into freshly frosted birthday cakes for far longer.
Customers can stay bronzed and buff year-round at Different Seasuns. Thirty tanning beds in eight different types bestow skin with a golden hue in private rooms painted with a tropical flair. The salon’s circuit-training center includes conditioning machines, weighted hula hoops, exercise balls, and free weights that work to sculpt freshly tanned muscles.
After her first beauty-school client beamed at her new haircut, Brittany Harvey was hooked on seeing customers' smiles. She has since spent hours in professional classrooms—listening to lectures from companies such as Goldwell and Paul Mitchell—and at her salon station, deftly pursuing the reward of a grin. Often, that expression accompanies a walk down the aisle, as Brittany specializes in formal bridal-party services administered both on- and off site, or even on the bride as she's walking down the aisle.
When she's not working on weddings, Brittany might render extensions that lengthen strands into natural-looking cascades or trims that shorten coifs into flattering layers. Goldwell and Rusk products, meanwhile, aid her in applying highlights, corrective color, and all-over color. She rounds out her treatment menu with simple shampoo-and-style packages, as well as waxing for brows, chins, and lips.
The secret to long, healthy-looking hair may just be inside Creation's A New You Hair and Nail Gallery. Master stylist RaeJean specializes in extensions and healthy hair-growth plans and starts each service with a scalp and hair analysis to help clients optimize and enhance their natural strands. From there, she can smooth wayward waves with a shea-butter relaxer or add instant length with virgin Indian remy hair—one of her most-popular services. Available in black and dark brown, the hair comes in lengths of 12, 14, 18, and 20 inches and can be styled with everyday heating tools such as rollers, flat irons, or tiny handheld steamrollers. Aside from hair-addition services, RaeJean also enhances facial features with eyebrow shaping and coloring or eyelash extensions and helps complexions look as radiant as possible with makeup services and special treatments for dry skin.
Amid calming environs swathed in rich earth tones, Elon Salon's seasoned stylists cultivate flattering, contemporary coiffures. Brands such as Kenra, Aquage, and Tigi headline their well-stocked arsenal of products, which they brandish while sculpting, coloring, conditioning, and whispering encouraging sonnets to manes. They flaunt their skills alongside resident aestheticians, who further enhance physiques with waxing, makeup applications, airbrush tanning, and mani-pedis that utilize OPI and Creative Nail Design polishes.