What do President Gerald Ford, Marie Osmond, and Carmelo Anthony have in common? They have all been styled by veteran hairstylist and makeup artist Samantha Peters. Her experience as a freelance hairstylist and makeup artist for television and video productions ensures she can get her nonceleb clients close-up ready for any special occasion, be it a wedding, prom, or workplace beauty pageant. Working within Liquid Salon and Spa, Sam revamps the manes of women, men, teens, tweens, and kids, and even offers makeup lessons to instill clients with the skills they need to replicate their new look at home.
From puzzle-piece decals to UV-cured gel polishes, manicurist Paula brings modern ingenuity to fingers and toes. She pulls from Gelish, OPI, and CND polishes to give nails a spark of color or seasonal flourish. Paula also directs her attention upward to accentuate eyes with eyelash extensions.
After beginning to adopt more environmentally conscious practices in their personal lives, hairstylists Joy and Jeremy realized how hard the salon atmosphere could be on Mother Nature and set out to open their own eco-friendly salon. Their salon's open floor plan, organized into chic styling stations and suffused in natural light from numerous surrounding windows, highlights bright modern salon furniture, all of which is reused. In addition to the décor, their green reach expands to the salon's all-natural styling products and energy-efficient, retractable blow dryers, which dangle from the ceiling like a paratrooper after a poorly executed landing. Their resident aestheticians, nail techs, and massage therapists dole out the salon's expansive menu of services, pampering clients with custom facials, head-to-toe waxing treatments, and relaxing mani-pedis.
Carrie-Ann Schield is a member of Blue Mist Salon's talented team of stylists. Inside the salon's sleek loft space, which includes concrete floors, vertical beams and track lighting, she harnesses her creative energy to craft coifs. She trims tresses and styles strands with Oribe, Bumble and bumble, L'Or?al, and Moroccanoil products.
OP Nails II is like something out of a thumb, pinky, or index finger's wildest dreams. Upon entering the spa, a rainbow of polish lining the shelves welcomes clients to a nailcare oasis. Regular polishes, durable gels, and a wide range of shellac tintspresent clients and aestheticians with a world of possibilities to cap off mani-pedi services.
Those services unfold at relaxing nail stations, where aestheticians tend to cuticles, sculpt nails, and soften skin with products from the New Age Loc Nu Skin Line. Aside from polishes, the techs can finish with full sets of acrylic and gel nails, which are stronger than normal nails and don't fall off upon being tickled. OP Nails II's team also throws Happy Hour every Friday at 4 p.m., during which they serve wine and snacks to complement their mani-pedis or other services, such as waxing treatments.