Softouch Permanent Makeup uses the finest beauty products to restore visages to prelapsarian levels of smoothness and radiance. In the microdermabrasion treatment, a stream of fine particles gently dislodges the outermost layer of tired, sulky skin, giving young, untested cells the opportunity to prove themselves and finally show their parents that being a face cell is just as important and respectable as being a neuron. The procedure is effective in reducing fine lines, blemishes, and sun damage. A repairing serum and smoothing mask are applied after the treatment to expedite the body's natural healing process, quickly eliminating the slight puffiness and soreness that accompany the treatment and helping forge skin with the uncanny smoothness and alluring glow of a phosphorescent baby shrimp.
When Lexie Delaney heard she'd gotten a job at a department-store makeup counter, she exclaimed, "Oh, thank you, Jesus, that's awesome!" Her passion and skills gave her an edge that others couldn't help but notice: she was "stealing other people's customers." This pushed Delaney to keep moving forward. When she got the opportunity to work with celebrity clients, she leapt at the chance. Now, Delaney has a celebrity and personal clientele—including Miss Louisiana and Miss Teen Louisiana—that rely on her to prepare for social events, photo shoots, and fashion shows. She's become so accustomed to working elaborate events that she doesn't even blink a well-groomed eye when clients ask to "look like a mask" or be styled to look like nitrogen.
Though the walls of Bella Brazilian Wax are predominantly white, a few periodic splashes of bright-pink and baby-blue paint bring the space to life. The simple decor belies the sophistication of the approach taken by the studio’s licensed aestheticians, who aim to make clients as comfortable as possible while they work. To that end, they use organic hard wax, which solidifies and pulls off hair without the mess or yanked skin of traditional strips. A skilled tech can lift fuzz from a brow or upper lip, or provide a full-body session that works well for hard-to-manage areas, such as the underarms, back, and fingernails.
A zebra-print canvas painted with the words “To Dye For” bedecks the salon walls of Angel Melito’s hair suite with the same name. Beneath its pink-and-white stripes, clients receive traditional cuts, color, and updos using various salon-trusted products from the likes of Sudzz. Alternatively, they can elect for a modern straightening treatment or a text-message breakup with old split ends.
The nail technicians at We Nailed It! enhance toes and fingertips within My Salon Suite. After trimming nails and taming cuticles, staffers daub natural nails with classic polishes from Essie and OPI or adhere and fill steadfast acrylic nails. They also exfoliate hands and feet with orange-scented scrubs nourish dry skin and help hands with their Madame Tussauds auditions.