Like many young girls, Haley Parrish dreamt of one day living in Hollywood. But unlike other girls, Haley didn't want to be a star—she wanted to be the one behind the scenes, making the stars beautiful. She hardly wasted a moment pursuing this dream. After enrolling in a cosmetology program at age 16, she earned her license to style before she even earned her high-school diploma. Once that diploma was in her hand, she made the long trek across the United States to Los Angeles, where she basked in the warm breeze of blow dryers while attending MKC Beauty Academy.
Throughout her studies, Haley enjoyed the tutelage of world-renowned makeup artist Margaret Kimura as well as instruction from celebrity photographers Patricia De La Rosa and Ash Gupta. With her thirst for Hollywood glamour sated, she returned to the East Coast, where she worked as a stylist as well as a freelancer on photo shoots, commercials, and print work. Despite her return home, she hasn't lost her wanderlust; as a member of the Charleston Fashion Week hair-and-makeup team, Haley travels from coast to coast making people beautiful. Her home base is now a salon chair at Edge Salon and Boutique, where she pampers clients with products from Paul Mitchell, Temptu, and Keratin Complex Treatment.
Like fitting pieces into a puzzle, stylists Amanda Blackwell, Bryce Preston and Alaina Linder use skin tone, hair texture, and face shape to configure an ideal new look. The ladies of Pink The Beauty Boutique nurture hair with name brand products before snipping and shaping locks or dialing up a dyed color by a few degrees. The ladies also whisk away unwanted hair from brows and chins while tincturing skin tones with speedy air brush spray tanning.
After years of working at other salons, stylist Lisa Mayo Wilfong decided to venture out on her own, and opened Cutting Image Salon in New York?s East Village. To her delight, the three-chair salon earned tons of positive press in New York Magazine, Beauty News NYC, and the coloring book of her niece. So in 2007, she and her husband Stephen introduced the brand to North Carolina markets. The concept?high-fashion services at reasonable prices?was a big hit and led to the salon?s new slogan, ?NYC Style at NC Prices.? Today, the L?Oreal Professionnel salon operates out of three North Carolina locations. Junior, senior, and master stylists offer haircuts, coloring treatments, and chemical relaxers, all backed by a satisfaction guarantee.
The stylists at Salon Indigo boast myriad trainings, including Paul Mitchell Academy, Di Biase hair extensions, Brazilian Blowouts, and coloring techniques. The full-service salon joins the stylists with a staff of aestheticians, nail technicians, massage therapists, and face painters.
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Beauticians breathe new life into overgrown locks and damaged nails inside of Capella’s Hair Studio and Nail Spa, a modern space tastefully decorated with clean exposed brick, wood trimming, and suspended globe light fixtures. The staff offers master cuts and a range of coloring services—from highlights to three- and four-dimensional processes—as well as blowouts and deep conditioning treatments. OPI nail polishes feature into the nail spa’s many manicures and pedicures, which may be elevated with an add-on such as a marine masque or hot stone massage.