At her station in Bella Salon, Michelle Schubert designs nail art that channels dexterous, detail-oriented skills that carry over from her personal hobbies of sewing and crafting. She customizes nail designs to suit her clients’ personalities and the special occasions for which they have their nails done, from weddings to ceremonial scratch-offs of winning lottery tickets. Beyond her ability to create these tiny masterpieces, Michelle also specializes in traditional manicures, pedicures, and services with Shellac polish, which resists chipping for up to two weeks.
At Nails on First & Hair 2, patrons have their pick of more than just beautifying services such as highlights, gel manicures, and spray tanning. That's because the salon doubles as a boutique, selling purses, wallets, and greeting cards. This gives the neighborhood establishment a comfy vibe where patrons can gather to bring out their best appearances, shop for gifts, and compare red highlights with a 2010 shiraz. And they can also take comfort in the fact that the salon staff averages more than a decade of experience in their respective trades.
Rachel Paschal’s passion for skincare shines through during every one of her facial treatments. Rather than rely on pre-fab formulas, she whips up batches of her own devising, geared toward winding back the signs of aging or restoring evenness to splotchy complexions. On top of her regular spa and anti-aging offerings, she keeps things fresh by performing specialty treatments that vary by season.
At Altitude Hair Design, stylists have carved out a serene space for clients to indulge in numerous beauty services. Haircuts for men, women, and children promise a clean, redefined image, and styling and coloring treatments add some pizzazz to every client’s unique look. In addition to hair services, technicians at Altitude also offer facial waxing treatments.
The beauty professionals at Rain Salon upgrade the health and look of skin, hair, and nails. Stylists transform drab hairdos with a pair of shears and then enrich color or modify texture with special formulas that straighten tresses or turn them into slick, wavy lasagna noodles. Aestheticians concentrate on the skin that spans ear to ear, buffing away fine lines during microdermabrasion treatments and replenishing vitamins and moisture during facials. Tending to hands and feet, nail technicians shine up nails with chip-resistant and traditional polishes.
When the stylists at Hair Candy Salon & Spa look at a head of hair, they see nothing but stylish possibilities. Depending on the client, they might add streams of color with partial highlights, lengthen hair with extensions, or use keratin treatments to tame frizz and curls. Stylist Leslie Rosenau is one of these talented stylists, and is also a certified Redken specialist with extensive knowledge of the hair brand's color and styling product lines.
On the spa side, the team also helps nourish their clients' skin with more than a dozen facial treatments, including a therapeutic pumpkin mask with the same nutrients that keep jack-o'-lanterns from ever getting pimples. FDA-approved lasers are also a fixture here, used to prevent and reverse hair loss.