At Creative Nails Too, courteous nail technicians add a little dazzle to hands and feet. Once all 20 fingers and toes have been trimmed and filed, technicians can emboss them in glossy no-chip polishes or carefully paint on intricate designs such as snowflakes or tiny portraits of your favorite Baldwin brother. Once toes and fingers have been freshened up, eyebrow and lip waxes also can be booked to help ensure clients leave with a fresh face to match.
Crystal Ulen's education didn't end when she graduated from the Salon Professional Academy. When she’s not beautifying clients at the salon, Ms. Ulen regularly attends classes to keep up on the latest styling trends. She's thus honed her expertise in many fundamentals of hairstyling, including updos and color treatments that employ Redken Chromatics.
Executive Tans’ friendly, Smart Tan–certified staff guides customers through six different levels of tanning beds seven days a week. From basic 15-minute systems to advanced high-pressure tanners, each bed is located in a room that's also equipped with satellite radio. Instead of exposing their skin to UV rays or waiting for a bear hug from King Midas, customers can turn to a trained technician for a sunless spray tan. Using a fast-acting formula that simultaneously firms up skin thanks to an antioxidant-packed solution, bronzing levels can be customized for each individual's skin tone.
Licensed aesthetician Jennifer specializes in speed waxing, but that's not to say she sacrifices care for quickness. Having attended numerous classes in Brazilian waxing, she uses a hard wax and takes care to customize her treatments to each client's needs. Still, her sheer quickness is impressive. In 15 minutes or fewer, Jennifer is able to perform a Brazilian wax that removes hair safely and precisely. The Wax Studio also offers waxing options for men, including a Manzilian treatment.
Since the first Fantastic Sams salon opened its doors 35 years ago, stylists at each locally owned and operated franchise have stayed up to date on the latest industry trends. Before each haircut, a stylist shampoos the scalp for three minutes to relieve tension and cleanse the mane of any gels or Gak. In addition to coiffing or coloring tresses, stylists trim beards and mustaches and wax lips and eyebrows. An exclusive line of shampoos, conditioners, and styling products nourish hair with pro-vitamins, soy protein, and silicone.
At Eco Nail Lounge, located inside Chazio Salon, the nail technicians refuse to hide beautiful, natural nails beneath plastic counterfeits. Instead, they aim to nurture and restore homegrown nails until they are so strong that clients can impatiently tap on a counter or scale a smooth skyscraper without fear of them breaking.
Their penchant for natural beauty has also led them to use natural nail polish and nontoxic mani-pedi techniques. And their luxurious pedicures nourish limbs with organic ingredients, such as honey and milk, and pomegranate and fig. A seasonal, organic fruit scrub that softens skin can be added to any treatment.
Stylist Ana Gomez draws on 16 years of salon experience when she cuts and colors the manes of her clients inside her private salon suite at Professional Hair Studio. She shampoos and deep-conditions freshly colored hair with Redken products before finishing new styles with gel, mousse, or spray.