At The Salon Professional Academy, Gigi Holliday's passion for beautifying and empowering clients shined through with each treatment and happy client. After graduating as a nail technician, she opened Tips & Toes by Gigi inside Something New at Tiffany's Salon. Embellished with teal hues and a portrait of Audrey Hepburn from the salon's namesake movie, the recently opened salon swaddles visitors as Gigi paints fingers and toes, sometimes with long-lasting Shellac polishes. After each treatment, Gigi thoroughly sterilizes her tools to ensure services more sanitary than a germaphobe's lap pool filled with rubbing alcohol.
After a decade-long stint in law enforcement, Anne E. Currie returned to the profession she is most passionate about: nailcare. Anne came full circle in 2011, when she opened Nailtoepia after having started her career as a nail technician in 1991. A creative soul, Anne specializes in colored acrylics, custom nail art, and glitter nails that double as disco balls for hamster nightclubs. Along with nail enhancements, she offers a full menu of nailcare services that range from Shellac mani-pedis to men's nailcare at her two locations in Greenfield and Morristown.
The specialists at each of Bronze Bay Tanning Center's locations craft custom plans that emphasize building a tan while avoiding burns. They work to help those new to UV beds acquire a base tan and aid seasoned bronzers in reaching new shades. Within colorfully walled rooms, warm-skinned patrons slip out from UltraSun and SunScape units, thankful that the sun is now only used to give cowboys a cool way to leave parties. Air conditioners in UltraSun TurboPower 25000 S units pour out cool air, and the SunScape SS755 produces an even, all-over tan with the aid of frosted acrylic surfaces. At some shop locations, clients foster summer glows with tanning lotions from brands such as Swedish Beauty and Australian Gold.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists; use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry, and lean back and dream of breakdancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring (starting at $52), highlights (starting at $75), or a perm (starting at $75).
Ceez, the owner of Ceez Genesis Salon, doesn't believe in fitting in. Instead, she stands out from the crowd and helps her clients do the same. She adopted this perspective from her grandmother and nurtured it by becoming a model, a makeup artist, and a mentor for the young style mavens who've crossed her path. After a stint on the West Coast, she returned to her Indiana stomping grounds to found a salon that helps clients from all cultures flaunt their inner beauty on the outside. Here, four stylists and a master barber shear and color locks as an aesthetician performs facials with ilike products made from organic, handpicked fruits, veggies, and herbs. Staffers also tend to brows and beards by removing unwanted hair and pesky dandelion patches.
After developing 2,100 barren square feet into a fully custom, comfort-minded space, Dream Weaver Salon & Day Spa opened its doors on August 15, 1999, with a small staff of five pulchritude purveyors. Later expanding to 3,500 square feet and broadening its staff to nine stylists, three nail technicians, three massage therapists, three aestheticians, and three disoriented musketeers, Dream Weaver blossomed into the vast full-service salon and spa flower it is today. A dramatic rounded arch separates the waiting area from the rest of the space, where the certified staff perform a range of beautifying services, including coif coloring, haircuts, mani-pedis, facials, and anxiety-slaying massages.