Makeup artist Tish Perkins's resumé sparkles with accomplishments, from working as a member of the Glam Squad for the 2011 Miss Black USA Pageant to earning Go Pretty's first annual Beauty Pro Award. Though these recent praises have gained her a lot of attention, Perkins has stayed focused on her passion: bringing out her clients' natural beauty with traditional and airbrush makeup. Whether dolling up faces for a boudoir shoot or applying jewels to an Indian bride, Perkins relies on her seven years of experience to work on any skin tone. Perkins is also a trained eyelash extensionist, using strip lashes, clusters, and semi-permanent lash extensions to define lash lines. By applying one strand at a time, she is able to build upon sparse lids until they resemble the glamorous lashes of a movie star or reach the football-size lengths that comprise a giraffe's main form of self-defense.
Beneath the salmon-hued arches of Kim Nails, licensed technicians create a chorus of purring emery boards. They swathe fingers in no-chip lacquers from OPI and Gelish and wield moisturizing serums crafted from baobab trees. Tucked away in a private room, aestheticians de-fuzz physiques with wax, which otherwise would just be used to seal a king’s prank letters.
Ensconced in the tranquil atmosphere of Spa310, licensed master-level stylists and aestheticians dedicate themselves to improving the appearance of their clients' skin and hair. More than 15 facials and peels can be customized to address different skin concerns. Meanwhile, an array of massage modalities provide different ways for the steady hands of licensed massage therapists to knead tension out of muscles. Spa310's experts also make use of the Cynosure Apogee Elite laser, which can address skin conditions ranging from unwanted hair to rosacea.