Shelly Reynolds wears many hats in the beauty world. She is an aesthetician, massage therapist, and nail technician at Behind the Chair Salon. Her services include streak-free spray tans, eyelash extensions, and nail art decorated with Hello Kitty or flowers. In addition, she also offers detoxifying footbaths.
When Steffani Kemp thinks about her future, she can't imagine being in a place where she isn't beautifying nails with manicures, pedicures, and artful applications of polish. Her online portfolio includes creative nail designs that pay homage to cupcakes, holidays, cartoon characters, animals, and entire novels by Proust. Steffani’s services include manicures and pedicures that she upgrades with french tips and chip-resistant gel polish. All of Steffani's pedicures include a foot massage, and she also offers seasonal services such as lemon manicures and pumpkin pedicures.
Acrylic sculpted nails, hair extensions such as heat fusion, beads, and on the scalp, and Brazilian blowouts. These are just a few of the signature beauty treatments licensed cosmetologist and beauty expert Kim Gilbertson is certified to perform. For the past 10 years, Kim has revamped men and women with everything from cuts and color treatments to real human-hair extensions. Yet, she doesn’t stop at the obvious elements—she also lengthens and volumizes lashes with synthetic, mink, or polyester extensions and adds semi-permanent mascara for lower lashes lasting for roughly two weeks.
Southern Exposure Tanning Center gilds skins with 18 tanning units, including a red-light-therapy bed. Beds offer four levels of UV tanning, and an automated Mystic Tan spray booth mists hides in a matter of minutes. To assist with these options, the shop’s Smart Tan–certified staff stands by ready to discuss the differences between UV and sunless tanning, as well as the benefits of accelerators, HCG, vitamin B drops, and skincare products.
Hair lacks the opposable thumbs to cut itself, but Cuttin' Loose picks up the slack with bold hair services. As natural light pours in through full-wall front windows, skilled stylists chisel out voluminous layers and gild locks with highlights. Guests may also solicit one of the salon's aestheticians for a swift facial wax or permanent makeup consultation.
Glitter, colorful tips, freehand seasonal designs, and abstract patterns swirl across keratin palettes at M&M Nails. Nail technicians' jewel-toned, neon, or pastel masterpieces aim to showcase clients' personalities. Relaxation is important here, too, with services such as reflexology treatments imbuing mani-pedis with extra decadence.