Inside a white bungalow-style building on McNeil Drive, Selma Berlet, Kerem Ozen, and Sarah Starling, a trio of devoted hair artisans, make up the core staff that engineers their business' meticulous brand of highlights, perms, and other hair services. Regular clients arrive for prescheduled appointments with their preferred stylist knowing that the principled staff members refuse to rush through any hair, nail, or beauty service. Kerem, for example, honed his methodical approach during the course of a 35-year career spent in the hairstyling trenches, where he learned the value of thoroughness and taking your scissors out for dinner and a movie once in a while. Along with his colleagues, the master-level stylist and color specialist wields an arsenal of pro-grade products by Redken, Paul Mitchell, and the in-house line Kenneth and Russ.
Marisa Schroeder has witnessed many technological developments during her 30 years in the health and wellness industry. As she told Sudbury Living magazine, she has travelled to Europe many times to explore advancements in anti-aging aesthetics. The products of these explorations come to fruition at Simply The Best Slimming, where she shares discoveries such as ultrasonic fat reduction, radiofrequency skin tightening, and the Ideal Protein weight-loss plan. Schroeder's VibroGym machine also helps promote better health and a sleeker physique. A product of Russian research, the device uses vertical vibration to enhance mobility, bolster large and small muscle groups, and shake loose gummy bears hibernating in pockets.
Melody Lasseter wields brushes and sponges like any other artist, but rather than paper or a famous chapel’s coatroom, her canvas is the human body. As the manicurist behind Gemini Nails and Makeup, she paints nails and rouges cheeks to prepare clients for casual nights out or special occasions. She finishes manicures and pedicures with enduring polish in one of 36 shellac polishes and 42 gel OPI colors, or creates custom polish blends and patterns with traditional acrylic nail paints. Her make-up services employ a similar level of artistry, whether she’s beautifying a bride for her big day or applying imaginative color combinations and patterns for fashion shoots. Her work even took home first place in the 2010 Create Your Ultimate Face contest with a denim-textured blend of colors that elegantly engulfed a quarter of her model’s face.
Massages with hot-towel treatments, facials with hand and arm massages and tranquility rituals, and haircuts with masks?it's clear that Skye Salon & Boutique's pampering experts love doing that little something extra to make their services stand out. Even the business itself stands out. It's a salon-and-boutique hybrid that encourages guests to snap up handbags, clothing, and the handmade wares of local artists.
Tender Laser Care's certified laser technicians and aestheticians reveal immaculate epidermises with pulses of light, injections of dermal fillers, and medical-grade skin products. They use Candela lasers equipped with cooling devices to rid the body of hair and employ YAG 1064 lasers to tighten sagging skin or ill-fitting pillowcases. The technicians also bend light to fade signs of sun damage, spider veins, and tattoos. Specialized balms from Revision Skincare and Obagi Medical bring intensive relief and youthful vigor to ailing skin.