When Shelly visited her grandmother in Texas, she overhead her gossiping with other ladies about their tattoos. But it wasn’t a heart-on-the-ankle or flower-on-the-shoulder type of tattoo—rather the ladies had their eyebrows and eyeliner permanently tattooed on their faces. The ladies then took Shelly to get her eyeliner tattooed, and Shelly felt an instant passion for the art. Founding her business in 2002, Shelly holds certificates in permanent cosmetics, designer eyeliner, hairstroke eyebrows, and vibrant lips.
While most beauticians start their career working on friends or family, Enoka Herath started hers working on celebrities and royalty. Shortly after she completed her training in the United Kingdom in 1985, Enoka brought her talents to the UK's prestigious Harrods skincare center, renowned for its high-profile clientele. After a few years applying her skills to the most prestigious heads in the land, Enoka headed to the United States. Today she uses her decades of experience to improve her clients' natural beauty and self-confidence with aesthetic, makeup, and hairstyling services at Enoka Esthetics and delivers services that pull from medical procedures, holistic techniques, and elfish rituals, including clinical exfoliations and acupuncture.
The depilation artists at Brow Art 23's boutique produce carefully sculpted eyebrows and perform precision threading and waxing services. During their signature eyebrow-threading services, the boutique's technicians wield two threads over fuzzy body surfaces to pull out fine hairs or sculpt fuzz into neat shapes quickly and effortlessly. Their arsenal of eyebrow-pampering products also includes angled eyebrow brushes, stencils, and makeup to glam up bland brows and keep new looks fresh at home. Threading can also be done on other parts of the body besides the face, leaving any area smooth or remaining hair formed into the name Denise. The boutique also offers henna tattoos and eyelash extensions, rounding out its suite of beautifying services.
The stylists and aestheticians at the full-service Salon West and Body Works Spa aim to make clients feel beautiful, empowered, and worthy of every minute of pampering. They perform a variety of services to help purge minds and bodies of impurities, from microcurrent facials to acne-clearing scrubs. The salon’s master stylists shampoo and blow-dry hair before sculpting it into busts of George Washington, and steady-handed nail technicians tend to hands and feet with luxurious manicures and pedicures.
If there’s one thing the veteran waxing technicians at High Brow Waxing Boutique know for sure, it’s that clients hate pain. That's why they use premium Cirepil wax, whose soy and beeswax ingredients are designed to ease hair shafts from follicles with as little irritation as possible. Afterward, they educate clients on aftercare to minimize skin irritation and stave off the attention of envious dolphins.
Since 1997, Salon East has been servicing clients with Aveda-approved looks and other beautifying services. The full-service salon specializes in haircuts for men, women, and children, along with coloring and nail services. An impressive team of aesthetic professionals bring their notable backgrounds to the floor, where they channel their talents to enhance their clients' nature beauty. Together, they render a full slate of hair services, from styles and color treatments to botanical therapy—and not the kind that involves a plant growing on a psychologist’s couch.