At Liquid Salon and Spa, a troupe of 25 stylists, spa techs, and manicurists perform beauty magic on a stage decorated with earth-toned tile patterns and welcoming wall art. Modern fixtures spill calming light onto styling stations where master hair artists bestow heads with updos, precision haircuts, and color work. Customers stride over to comfy leather chairs at a manicure area or retire to a tranquil private treatment room for a massage. A menu of spa packages orchestrates medleys of various services, such as the Wedding Cake bridal package, which includes waxings, nail services, and an updo, along with free mimosas and bouquet-vaulting lessons for brides-to-be. In addition to supporting the beauty triumphs of clients, the salon and spa also supports a number of local charitable causes, including Locks of Love and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
While most beauticians stake out one facet of the beauty world to call their own, Sandra Evans has spent her 20-plus years in the industry as an aesthetician, nail technician, eyelash extensionist, permanent makeup artist, and waxer. From her station in Chez La Femme Salon, she shares her vast beauty knowledge with her clients. Here, Sandra uses the latest equipment, such as microcurrent and diamond-tip microdermabrasion, to ward of wrinkles, and traditional and permanent makeup to highlight facial features. When it comes to clients? nails, Sandra turns to her tool kit, which is filled with shellac polishes, therapeutic paraffin wax, and a bunch of leftover parts from an IKEA dresser that don't seem to go anywhere.
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.
At Salon Foushee and Spa, the multitalented team pampers and transforms clients from head to toe with hair products by Paul Mitchell and skin products by Dermalogica. Customers consult hair designers for a new look. Within the color bar, stylists create traditional hues or highlights that are as modern as the gray- and silver-themed decor. Black-and-white armless chairs set the stage for spa treatments in a separate area designed for total relaxation. Aestheticians analyze complexions inside each skincare suite, and nail artists soothe hands and feet with fragrant moisturizers and heated neck wraps.
A Bumble and bumble network salon, Littleton Hair Company is home to a collection of talented stylists, spanning wide ranges of experience and expertise. Each staff member is personally trained by David, the salon's master stylist and network educator, who has 31 years of experience. Their talents and specialties cover a wide range of tress-taming turf. With experiences in other industries such as fashion and entertainment, they might specialize in tending to curly hair, long layers, or men's haircuts and gray blending. But above all, each stylist is well equipped to offer services such as haircuts and color treatments, backed up by an ever-expanding product line.
Dalia Arent writes on Hair by Dali at Liquid Salon and Spa's Facebook page that being a stylist is "being a friend, a mentor, and a little bit of a fairy godmother." This is especially the case when she preps ladies for proms and weddings by giving them sophisticated up-dos, glamorous makeup, and evil stepmothers to defy. While she sculpts manes with products by Redken and Moroccanoil, Dalia works alongside other beauty experts at Liquid Salon and Spa. Drop by the 3,000-square-foot spa to receive skin treatments ranging from facials to Botox.