When Tierra Hull of T. Marie Salon was deciding which products to use during the all-over color and highlight services she performs for both men and women, she settled on Keune color. The brand is known not only for its vibrant hues, which Hull can lock in for extended periods with post-color treatments, but also for its ability to strengthen and soften locks with infusions of silk proteins. She chose another brand, the J Beverly Hills line that’s available exclusively at salons, to style manes after cuts or in preparation for her specialty: formal styling for weddings or trips to fancy restaurants where they pump your ketchup for you.
The beauty experts at Mystique Salon transform clients into magnets for compliments with an array of hair, nail, and skin services. Skilled stylists cleanse coifs and administer all-over color or highlights using products by American Crew, Pureology, and Redken. For extra flair, they even incorporate feathers, tinsel, and dreamcatcher extensions that ward off nightmares of mullets chasing you around. In addition to hair services, the team also smoothes skin with facials and body waxes, and applies permanent makeup for long-lasting beauty.
Monica Zakry received her coloring certification from Pravana Natureceuticals, as well as her hair extensions certificate from So.Cap. In addition, she offers haircuts for men and women and conditioning services, all inside of Dolce Vita Salon and Spa, a welcoming space where clients are served a beverage and can tap into the free WiFi before their appointment.
Lisa knows that natural-looking nails are often the most elegant. She creates this subtle aesthetic by applying sets of thin nails, whose pink and white hues mimic nails that have never been painted or used to pry open a bank safe. Lisa also wields CND shellac to brush on chip-resistant coats of color, and brightens nails with OPI gel and polish. She enhances her pedicures with exfoliation and massages.
Ulta's licensed staff, which partakes in ongoing training to keep skills sharp, creates customized looks and expert image enhancement using acclaimed beauty products. Like a loaf of bread in a space shuttle with a broken sunroof, hairstyles can grow stale between salon visits. A 45-minute coif-cultivation session, in which the stylist takes into account face shape and lifestyle, energizes follicles and forges a salon-fresh look. In the one-hour Dermalogica facial, an aesthetic augur examines skin in order to customize a course of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing session with Dermalogica products. The treatment leaves skin impeccable, like a recently buffed and oiled slab of marble.
Nicole Mayoros is a stylist who cuts down unruly hair at Sola Salon Studios. She deftly snips away excess strands into eye-catching new dos complete with conditioning treatments and color treatments such as partial or full highlights.