The technicians at MYU Beauty don’t just look at nails as canvases for color, but for three-dimensional designs as well. Flowers, jewels, and even Hello Kitty designs are just a few examples of the 3-D gel art that the staff can create. These designs can upgrade traditional manicures to multicolored galleries of rhinestones and holiday themes, such as ghosts for Halloween and stripes for the Fourth of July, a much prettier way to show American patriotism than replacing your shoes with apple pies. Those who opt for a smooth and simple manicure can still choose between LED-cured gels, which resist chipping, fading, and peeling for longer than standard polishes.
The technicians conduct all of their nailcare with sanitized and disposable tools. For those hoping to launch their own cosmetic career, they also host classes on gel and gel-art techniques. Eyelash perms and permanent-makeup services round out the combination spa and beauty school's menu.
As a 14-year veteran of the beauty industry, owner Tawny Gray of Glam Couture Salon—a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon—bestows her beauty knowledge on her team of dedicated nail techs, aestheticians, and stylists, who also keep skills fresh with continuing education. Positive energy flows through the brightly lit salon and spa as stylists use Paul Mitchell products to reprimand rebellious split ends, frizz, and bangs that got too cozy with eyebrows. Aestheticians leave epidermises silky smooth with body waxing sessions, and nail techs spruce up finger and toe tips with OPI, Venique, and CND Shellac polish that can be applied in solid layers or decorative designs.
As part of the team of stylists at Salon Gallery, Lyn is passionate about helping clients maintain their preferred style or design a new one. To that end, she performs all types of color services—including highlights and single-process—and can also remedy a squid ink recipe gone wrong through color correction. She cuts hair as well, and can help restore strength and moisture to strands with deep conditioning services.
Master stylist Jack Martin was formally trained in Paris to create cutting-edge and trendy hairstyles for his clients. His wide range of specializations includes cuts and coloring services, including highlights, color correction, and staying inside the lines. He also wrangles manes with keratin treatments and formal updos.
Beams of sunlight pour through the windows of Newport Hair Design, bouncing off ornate mirrors, peering through tall plants, and gliding across sleek, cherry-wood cabinets. The salon’s talented stylists mimic the modern aesthetic of their ornate styling stations as they shear inches from locks, light up hairstyles with gleaming colors, and level out frizzy locks with japanese-straightening and keratin treatments. After outmoded hairdos have been updated, manicurists take the beauty-boosting baton and run with it, trimming, filing and reshaping the nails on fingers and toes. Waxing technicians complete top-to-bottom makeovers by removing hair from the face, limbs, and Brazilian regions, leaving the body as smooth as a figure-skating saxophonist.