Located in Los Pinos Plaza, Temptation Hair Salon creates new looks for clients with a slew of hair and nail services. Stylists sculpt hair with cuts and color, and nail technicians beautify fingers with custom nail-art designs and long-lasting Shellac gel polish.
An all-star team of hairstylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians reinvents beauty inside the hip and colorful Exquisite Salon & Spa. Here, red and green walls alternate with touches of sandy taupe, and big, metal storage cabinets double as mirrors. Hairstylists take their positions behind modular, black styling chairs situated right beside the space’s collection of floor-to-ceiling windows, the perfect spot for sunlight to illuminate freshly cut and colored tresses. In the nail corner, clients can sink into cushy, high-backed chairs as technicians work diligently to shape fingers and toes into uniform parabolas, all while sloughing dry skin from the hands and feet. Aestheticians, meanwhile, swathe skin with warm wax in an effort to remove unwanted fuzz or to create the world’s most lifelike wax figure.
Magic Suntan welcomes tan seekers with a variety of standup, bed, and airbrush tanning options. The facility’s beds offer customers options such as adjustable internal air, with varying session lengths to choose from, and standup tanning booths bronze bodies with eight-minute maximums. Technicians manually apply bronzing airbrush tans, and other services include hairstyling, manicures and pedicures, and massages.
The stylists at Paul and Mili Beauty Salon and Spa beautify hair with stylish cuts, color, and other services. Keratin treatments transform tresses into sleek, shiny styles, and color gets a fresh look with highlights, color retouch, or all-over color. Along with haircare, they can also get rid of unwanted hair lurking around with waxing and other hair-removal services.
It's all about the details at Nails By Georgecte. The beauty specialist focuses on fingers and toes during manicures and pedicures, adding colorful polish or accenting tips with acrylics. Waxing sessions groom brows and smooth upper lips, and hair services leave locks expertly styled and ready to defy the snuggest of stocking caps.
We spoke with Jack Macaluso?Regional Social Media and Web Coordinator at Beauty Schools of America?about how the academies prepare students for careers in the real world and why it's important for the schools to give back to their communities.
On the schools' mission
Above all else, Jack says that the schools "try to focus and harness the students' creativity," while giving them all of the experience and practical skills they need not simply to be prepared to enter the work force, but to succeed and thrive. The relatively lengthy training programs ensure that aspiring stylists, cosmetologists, makeup artists, barbers, and massage therapists fully understand the intricacies of their chosen specialty, as well as what they need to do to continue advancing their future career according to Jack.
On the role of the instructors
With a roster of instructors that includes industry professionals with international spa and salon experience, Beauty Schools of America strives to give attendees a broad view of the numerous options open to them. Jack is also clear that the teachers' guidance isn't limited to classroom environments. When the advanced-level students are allowed hone their talents by performing treatments for actual clients, "an instructor or two will always be there to assist and answer questions," he says.
On the products that the students use during treatments
Students use brand name products like Moroccanoil, Sojourn, Nioxin, and others. Working alongside their instructors at modern service stations, these stylists use these products to craft en vogue cuts, color, styling and therapeutic practices.
On the schools' charitable involvement
Beauty Schools of America embraces opportunities to give back to its communities while providing real-world experience for students at the same time. Jack goes on to describe events where the schools' aspiring barbers and cosmetologists performed complimentary services for underprivileged residents, and he mentions one specific occasion when massage students provided free treatments for community members who participated in a bike ride dedicated to raising awareness about multiple sclerosis.