The aestheticians at Esthetiques Skin Spa have all long held an interest in skincare, even dating back to childhood for one pro who gave herself mud-pie facials. While mud is conveniently left off the menu, the team does unfurl Intraceuticals products, glycolic-acid peels, and a Nuface microcurrent toning device to revitalize tired mugs and combat acne, sun spots, and fine lines. They also adorn fresh canvases with spray tans that leave bodies looking bronzed and beautiful.
Focused almost exclusively on hair services, Paggios staff clip, color, and style the 'dos of their clients. Inside the quaint, stylish studio, small mirrors dot the wall alongside a row of stylists' chairs where men and women can kick back during cuts or even special-event updos.
More than 20 years ago, Christy Bobo got her start in the hair industry in a little salon. She worked there for a long time, observing the owner's successes and mistakes, formulating a plan on how she might someday run her own business. She got the chance, eventually purchasing the salon where she started and renaming it Salon Be.
To round out her list of services, Christy joins forces with friend and fellow veteran hairstylist Bjorna Brantley, who specializes in cuts and colors. "At Salon Be, all cuts are specialty cuts," Bjorna says. She always consults with clients before touching scissors or foil to make sure they agree on every little detail. When the client arrives for the service, she dives right in, ensuring a succinct visit that fits neatly into busy schedules or temporary lulls in car chases.
Style shouldn't cost a small fortune, or even several large checking accounts. That's the philosophy at Image Hair Studio Memphis, a neighborhood beauty haven with chic services that caught the attention of The Commercial Appeal and earned designation as a Paul Mitchell Focus salon. Inside the space—where black-and-white tile floors and sleek red chairs grant a retro feel—manager Kelly Wu and her fellow stylists provide haircuts, color services, and texturizing treatments. Thoughtful touches, such as hot towels and scalp massages, add a bit of luxury to appointments. But it's about more than helping clients look good—as Kelly says, her favorite part of the job is making them feel good about themselves, too.
Best friends Kimberly Rene? and Paris Chanel started Blush Me Beautiful to share their knack for makeup with fellow Memphis ladies. Catering not just to brides but to anyone in need of a little pampering, Kimberly and Paris customize looks for each client. Services are available ? la carte?clients can come in just for brow shaping, for instance?and in the form of full-face makeovers. To brush up on cosmetic skills of their own, some patrons even enroll in the duo's private makeup classes.