The Eastern art of brow threading has become wildly popular in the United States, a trend aesthetician Almas Karowalia astutely followed, enabling her to open 15 locations of Perfect Brow Bar across the Midwest, Texas, and Louisiana. At each outpost, practitioners clean up uneven brows and hairlines with strands of twisted thread that can remove multiple rows of hair with a single pass. Her teams boast that they can complete brows in as little as 5 minutes and require only 10–15 minutes to thread an entire face. The expedient technique generally results in less pain and irritation than other hair-removal methods, though at Perfect Brow Bar patrons can also opt for traditional waxing services. In addition to hair removal, aestheticians dress up skin with makeup applications, lash extensions, and henna tattoos of tuxedos or ball gowns.
Inside Epiphany Salon and Gallery, natural light cascades from a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, illuminating styling chairs, paintings, and paintings of styling chairs. While stylists create artful hairstyles with products by Farouk and Biolage, clients can browse a collection of jewelry, paintings, and sculptures in the attached gallery, which raises funds for nonprofit organizations and features the artwork of local artists. Free parking is available for customers.
When Sam Gould opened his beauty salon in 1932, offering "distinctive coiffures," he never could have guessed that his progeny would continue and expand his business into a chain of full-service salons and spas. Touting good old-fashioned haircuts and manicures along with medical cosmetic treatments that would amaze and confound a patron from the ’30s, the team at Gould's Academy pampers and rejuvenates clients from head to toe. Continual study keeps technicians abreast of the latest styles and techniques, which they transfer to clients in the form of everything from coconut-scented body wraps and keratin straightening treatments to cybernetic ponytail implants.
Indulging Spa Services’ staff boasts a combined 55 years of experience, which they put to good use inside of this clean, pastel-colored spa. On the docket are numerous mani-pedis, everything from French manicures to spa pedicures, precision haircuts, and relaxer treatments. The stylists also offer permanent all-over color treatments, brow arching, and facial waxing.
For the past 20 years, Darisa Davis has been accumulating a wealth of knowledge and certifications to provide her clients with a well-rounded approach to wellness. As a licensed massage therapist, she quells aches and pains caused by daily strains, sports injuries, and seasonal disorders with a variety of modalities. She also uses her experience as a certified personal trainer to instruct clients’ movements, leading to more graceful interactions and less unintentional hip checking of coworkers. As a trained aesthetician, she keeps complexions clear using only paraben- and toxin-free products from 100% Pure. Sessions take place in Rejuvin8's private treatment room—outfitted with a plush treatment bed and a gold cutout pendant lamp—where Darisa supplements services with relaxing add-ons such as aromatherapy, music, and crystals.
Over the past decade, Hi Gorgeous, Inc. has expanded from a hair salon into a hair and skincare spa, named one of the best hair salons and best places to get waxed according to the Memphis Flyer’s Best of Memphis list in 2012. Its 8 styling stations set the stage for haircuts, color treatments, perms, and weaves that use Delancy, the spa's product line formulated by Larry Delancy. These products also fill the facial room, where aestheticians cleanse and exfoliate pores before treating skin to glycolic and lactic peels designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars caused by acne or falling asleep with a meat tenderizer in your pillow. Beyond cleansing skin, the team uses warm wax to smooth every inch of the body, from eyebrows to bikini lines.