The initials in AIB Salon stand for "art of Indian beauty," and traditional South Asian beauty techniques are indeed its focus. Stylists can deftly use modern techniques such as Japanese hair-straightening or permanent eyelash extensions, but the team specializes in the ancient art of threading—manipulating 100% cotton threads to remove unwanted facial hair with more speed and precision than waxing, shaving, or tweezing. It's also gentle, since the thread lassoes each hair without causing discomfort to the surrounding skin.
Newly de-fuzzed faces can celebrate with facial treatments that incorporate herbs and even gold. Indeed, a taste for glamour permeates AIB Salon: makeup artists revel in creating jaw-dropping wedding looks and, especially, henna designs almost too elaborate to be believed.
Short or long, natural-colored or striped with indigo, tousled casually or arranged into braids?hair at HWI Salon undergo a variety of services that bring out each client's personality. Brides can entrust their big-day locks to the HWI Salon stylists, who weave and add volume until coifs are veil-ready.
Studio Suites at Reflections' licensed cosmetologists share more than 35 years of experience between them. Erica Tanniehill specializes in nail grooming and hair services, while Valerie Fails focuses on hair health and is well versed in bi-racial styling and working with hair textures of all sorts. Inside their studio, they offer deep treatment silk hair masks, cutting and styling, cornrows, and two-strand twists. With an emphasis on sanitation and sterilization, they also perform pedicures and manicures, and can wax away unwanted fuzz from brows, lips, chins, and most sweaters.
Regina Aldridge, the owner of Divine Destiny Salon, specializes in cutting and styling ethnic hair types. Through her many years in the beauty industry, Regina has sharpened her vision and perfected her technique, enabling her to answer any client request⎯be it for a classic cut or a cutting-edge style⎯with a savvy hand. Regina and her team specialize in extensions and hair-attachment methods, as well as coloring and makeup application.
Pat Taylor draws on more than 20 years of experience while snipping a quick bang trim or pampering full-throttle with a deep-conditioning treatment, signature haircut, and highlights. She also straightens out unruly frizz with a specialty smoothing treatment and lengthens locks with natural-looking hair extensions.
It's easy to feel pampered inside Glam India. As guests enter the coral-colored salon, aestheticians lead them toward the gold-framed mirrors of individual styling stations where they fix up brows, brighten complexions, and decorate skin. Though the staff also excels at waxing treatments, the salon's signature service is threading—a hypoallergenic hair-removal method that relies on twists of cotton thread to quickly and accurately contour eyebrows and remove fuzz from faces without harming the surrounding skin. The beauty experts can also refine visages with one of their signature herbal facials, which call on everything from chocolate to ancient Ayurvedic serums to create glowing complexions and orphaned blackheads. For a more distinctive aesthetic treatment, the staff also uses henna to add a slight reddish tint to hair or draw complex designs on hands.