Imagine Hair Studio owner Tamara possesses not one, but four certifications in salon services. The one from Great Lengths speaks to her ability as a hair-extension specialist, which explains why the studio can provide extensions of so many different kinds, from 100% human hair to flashy jewel colors to Swarovski-crystal strands. As a certified 3D Lashes eyelash-extension technician, Tamara also fortifies clients’ existing lashes with thick sets of faux strands. Like a moving script about a wisecracking meatball sub, her expertise attracts the attention of performers and models; Ke$ha, Felicia King, and Alexandria Dycus have entrusted their looks to Tamara.
The friendly and professional staff at Elysium Day Spa soothes nerves and spiffs up skin using high-quality products and a relaxing atmosphere completely free of rush-hour traffic and mostly free of screeching seagulls. Clients get to choose from a wide range of facials that soften skull-sheaths and get them glowing like a flattered firefly on its honeymoon. Opt for a 45-minute Liftosome facial, a self-heating mask brimming with vitamin C, or cleanse the balrog-riddled depths of your pores with a 55- to 60-minute European facial. If your nose throws a tantrum for being left out of the fun, indulge it with a 55- to 60-minute aromatic facial featuring a moisture-sealing seaweed mask. Additionally, customers will enjoy the after-option of a Bare Escentuals makeup application that uses minerals to glamorize faces so that they can silence unruly movie crowds with a single sexy glance.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
What I love about my job is that it doesn't feel like work. Different personalities always make for an exciting work week. Each day brings new salon guests and a variety of services. But the most incredible feeling by far? Experiencing the guest's reaction when the big reveal happens and they love what they see. Completely rewarding.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
It all started after graduating college. I had tried a few jobs in my field and nothing clicked. I didn't just want to have a job. I wanted to love the job I have. I knew I loved meeting new people and being creative, so I took a chance and enrolled in cosmetology school. I know every job has particular parts that are less than enjoyable, but to have a passion for what I do each and every day was my overall goal. I feel that the cosmetology industry has given me that. I couldn't imagine doing anything else.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
From the moment a guest enters my salon, my goal is to make them feel welcome. I offer a warm introduction and let them know where they can set their belongings while they receive services. The guest is then given a luxurious robe or cape that is soft to the touch. While in the chair, I offer a hot or cold beverage and begin the consultation. I have a detailed and thorough conversation with each and every client to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved with their hair. I want my guests to feel 100% satisfied when they walk out of my door. I know guests work hard to be able to get their services and they deserve the best experience.
Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I am a cosmetologist with over eight years of industry experience. I offer hair coloring, highlights, haircuts, blowouts/styling, waxing, lash applications, and makeup lessons and services. I have a passion for what I do and am excited to meet you, your family, and friends. I'd love to be your future hair and makeup guru.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: One person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Color, partial highlights, haircut and style
Brands Used: Morrocanoil, Pureology, Kenra, Deva Curl, Alterna
WIth its Venetian walls, Tuscany-inspired stone floors, and golden hues enhanced by the warm glow of candles, Belle Ami's Day Spa creates a peaceful oasis that feels a bit like a trip to Europe. Guests can take their pick of rejuvenating and healing treatments, including raindrop massages, Vitamin C facials, eyelash extensions, and mud body wraps. Almond hydrating or agave nectar manicures pamper hands, and botanical, organic pedicures soothe feet while lessening the size of their environmental footprint.
A cream shag rug, exposed steel beams, and zebra-print ottomans impart a funky feel to the interior of Co. Capelli Hair Salon, whose grand opening attracted the likes of Carson Kressley of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. An expert in hair extensions, owner Sam Parker handpicked a multitalented staff of stylists to enhance clients' locks with glue-free Klix extensions or trim and highlight existing hair. Med-spa treatments such as Botox, chemical peels, and laser treatments leave skin smooth and glowing, and massages help muscles to unwind.