At Emmetts The Studio, a salon featured in such publications as The Indianapolis Star , Indianapolis Monthly, and InStyle, six expert stylists cut locks with scissors or texturize and shape hair with razor cuts in styles best-fitting each clients' face. While waiting for the mane makeover to begin, clients can relax in french chairs covered in jade faux ostrich and take in the 12-foot vaulted ceilings highlighted by energy-efficient LED track lighting and full-length mirrors. The 1,560-square-foot studio's aesthetic also focuses on Asian influences, such as tables fashioned from Tibetan drums, and features a zen-inspired private patio for group events and private parties. The salon stocks its shelves with hard-to-find brands such as Rene Furterer, Phyto haircare, Kevyn Aucoin Beauty, Eve Lom skincare, and Regina Harris hand-blended oils.
At Creations by Christina, experienced stylists transform tresses with precision cuts, vibrant hues, and deftly sewn weaves, washing finer hair clean with shampoo by Biolage and polishing coarse coifs with Joico products. Mane tamers chat with clients as they snip face-framing styles for men and women and dye locks to a sun-kissed gold or a black as dark as a chalkboard?s soul. Chemical treatments relax curls and frizz to add elegance to an evening on the town and moisturize to ensure manes retain their youthful shine and bounce. Weaves augment natural headscapes with sewn-in strands or adeptly glued tracks, and patrons can opt for a dandruff or protein treatment before persuading the other patrons to join them in a game of human chess on the salon?s checked tile.
The research staff at 7E—a medical-aesthetic company that prides itself on skincare innovations—designs noninvasive treatments that combat the effects of aging and bolster all-over wellness. Once staff members have perfected a solution, they share the fruits of their labors with clients at 7E Fit Spa. One of these many fruits is the Torc Plus, an FDA-approved body-contouring machine that works to deplete inches and bulk up muscles in bodies through electrical stimulation. The spa’s noninvasive face-lifts tighten visages while evening out skin tone, reducing puffiness, and increasing circulation, and saunas detoxify the body and relax clients with infrared heat shoplifted from the equator.
Some tanning professionals are content to let machines do their work for them, but not the tanning experts at Spray Tans Express. Instead, they apply each and every spray tan by hand, using a manual spray gun to spritz physiques with an odorless formula rich in skin-softening vitamin E and aloe. By eschewing the spray-tan booth, Spray Tans Express ensures each client's tan is applied evenly and without the type of unflattering lines created by lying in a tanning bed or sleeping in the shade of a hunk of swiss cheese. What's more, the formula reacts with the natural amino acids in the skin to create a custom, natural-looking glow, and it won't expose bodies to the potentially dangerous or wrinkle-causing effects of UV rays.
The staff at EyeMAX Makeup Artistry enhance clients' features with airbrush makeup or eyeliner, custom foundation, and lip gloss from EyeMAX 's own product lines as well as hard-to-find brands such as MUD and Armour Beauty. These quality cosmetics enhance the features of brides, women preparing for boudoir photo shoots, beauty contestants, local news media, and tin men hoping to pass as human. The secrets behind the transformations the EyeMAX makeup artists create are revealed during makeup lessons and workshops that welcome students aspiring to careers in the makeup artistry.
Guided by a holistic philosophy that traces aches and pains back to an imbalanced life force, staffers at Eden’s Pathway coat physiques in organic products during massages, facials, and natural nail therapies. These treatments not only deliver beautifying results, but also delight the senses—citrus aromas permeate the air during mani-pedis that use lemon creams and scrubs, and chocolate fragrances please nostrils during facials that feature a cleanser, exfoliant, and mask triad imbued with cocoa. Massages range from deep tissue to sports and take place in both individual and couples sessions, so clients can either bring their significant other along or leave them tied to a bike rack outside.