Unwanted hairs are swiftly removed from heads at Perfect Image Salon. The stylists expertly cut overgrown locks into new looks such as bobs, long layers, side-swept bangs, and pixies. Further transformation arrives in the form of a color change, volume-boosting perm, and keratin hair-smoothing treatment.
Some of dance instructor Jessica Hall's students have gone on to tour with Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige. That's because when she teaches, she taps into her experience as a choreographer and dancer for MTV and HBO and having made appearances in movies, TV shows, and commercials. At The Swan Studio, she shares her encyclopedic knowledge of dancing and the role of dancing in show business with her students. The studio also offers Pilates classes, which are designed to help students of all levels build lean muscle, lose weight, improve posture, and eliminate back pain.
Suzie Johnson studied the art of eyelash extensions in Los Angeles and puts her skills to work today at Tease Hair Studio. Donning magnifying glasses for a deeper view of her subject's lids, she uses tiny tweezers to adhere each individual extension to her client’s natural lashes. Each one adds length and volume to winks and blinks, negating the need for heavy mascaras or well-trained pet caterpillars.
From within Diva Salon’s elegant, neutral-toned enclave, stylist Trista Waldron keeps locks up to date with precision cuts and color treatments. After snipping hair into flattering formations, she pulls from a cache of Enjoy and Bumble and bumble products to give new dos structure and shine.
The expert team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists at Athena Salon & Spa shares a common goal—to provide a relaxing escape from daily routine. To do this, they draw on a menu of spa and salon services that includes everything from haircuts to fruit-infused facial peels. In private treatment rooms, massage therapists rely on hot stones and deep-tissue techniques to melt soreness caused by stress or back flipping into an empty pool. The spa’s footbaths, at least, are filled with warm water and pulsating jets to soothe sore feet and prepare them for cuticle treatments. For special occasions, the beauty experts can combine services such as waxes and updos into packages for brides, grooms, and their miniature wedding-cake likenesses.
Technology isn't just about making better gadgets—it's meant to improve every aspect of our lives. The savvy skincare therapists at Facials for Effect take this heart, refreshing complexions with a bevy of advanced, thoughtful techniques. Ultrasound waves can reawaken collagen production to keep skin looking tight and youthful, and light therapies can zap away imperfections and stowaway cookie crumbs.