Waxing expert and aesthetician Cara Futch knows how to make waxing sessions more comfortable, and not simply by advising clients to skip caffeine and take some ibuprofen before coming in. As the hair-removal guru of The Lucky Waxing Company, she fully educates clients on the process and chats with them a bit to help set them at ease, stating, "I’m told I'm like therapy, only cheaper!" Add-ons to waxes can also help lighten the mood—dye, glitter, and small jewels can add a little dazzle to brazilian and bikini waxes, and ear-candling, while having nothing to do with hair removal, can suck out excess earwax and improve overall health. Futch is joined by a spray tanning specialist and a stylist/nail technician who both perform non-wax-related services.
At Creative Images, stylists glamorize clients with contemporary hairstyles and salon services. During appointments, the staff invites guests to enjoy coffee, water, and cookies that were baked instead of blow-dried.
Spotlight unites celebrity expert hosts and the couture-curious for a one-day expo featuring workshops that showcase the latest advancements in beauty and fashion innovation. During The Shoot Experience, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., renowned fashion photographer Babak and Shear Genius contestant and North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) winner Faatemah Ampey bewitch onlookers with a behind-the-scenes look at the methods and techniques they will utilize in their upcoming NAHA entry shoot. The talented duo will disseminate insider tips on capturing a blue-ribbon pic, as well as hand down experiential know-how for fashioning individual submissions, including why such money savers as hiring horses for models may give away that you're a newbie.
Most Popular Service: Eyelash extensions
Brands Used: JB Lashes and iLash
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: Please be sure to remove all of your eye makeup and dress comfortably.
Heather Holiday loves styling, especially when she can help a client gain confidence with a fresh new do. Drawing on more than eight years of experience, Heather can refine your look with a simple bang trim or revamp your mop with confident layers and color treatments. Outside of hair, Studio 500 also offers a mélange of spa services, from facial waxing and nailcare to restorative massages.
The teal, white, and purple floor tiles at Champu Hair Design complement its pink-accented walls, giving the salon a bright atmosphere. The stylists perform cuts and color treatments as creative as the salon's design, such as pink mohawks and intricate braids or classic straight styles and formal updos.