Hair never stops growing, but the expert stylists at Luisa Hair Salons have been fighting the good fight for more than two decades. With shears and professional-grade shampoos as their weapons, they battle hair breakage and craft looks as diverse as their clients' personalities. If your hair isn't straight, curly, or glow-in-the-dark enough for your liking, no worries?the salon's chemical treatments are designed to make even the most difficult of styles a reality.
For Dalissa Sanchez, creating beauty is a team effort. She asks her patrons for input during services, using their guidance and her expertise as a former hair-color educator and industry speaker to create styles that naturally flatter each client's best features. As a stylist and aesthetician, she relies on vitamin-infused treatments that strengthen hair and skin; as a nail technician she hydrates limbs with paraffin and arctic algae so that clients don't have to plunge their arms in bubbling geothermal springs. During makeup applications, for which Sanchez's portfolio covers everything from formal occasions to special effects, she perfects faces with airbrush foundation and long-lasting eyelash extensions.
Beers and haircuts might seem like an unusual combination, but they go hand in hand at The Suite Barbershop. After serving guests a chilled beverage, the experienced barbers work to create unique looks. The crew specializes in dramatic, eye-catching looks for men, from throwback styles with side parts and pompadours to high-altitude mowhawks and precision fades.
The shop itself has been designed with a similar mix of the old fashioned and contemporary: the black-and-white wallpaper is dappled with colorful pictures of classic cars and modern paintings by local artists. A mock fireplace filled with candles harks back to Victorian parlors, when all fires were too polite to fully burn.
The experienced stylists at Ashalina's Salon & Spa make no secret of their passion for beauty. And rather than just appreciate beauty, they gift it to others with a wide range of hair and skincare services. Custom cuts sculpt locks, while coloring and highlights add a natural or other-worldly sheen to hair. Braiding and gel twists, and special-occasion up-dos, transform clients' style in even more ways. Alternatively, classic and deep-tissue facials cleanse and tone the skin. Masks and peels, meanwhile, lift away layers of dirt and leave faces softer than a cloud draped in velvet.
The technicians at Nail Perfection cosset tootsies with the soothing heat of hot stones before polishing all 20 digits with high-quality hues. First, foot-fringe steeps in a warm bath to soak up hydration and the remnants of one dissolved gummy bear. Next, technicians trim and shape nails, and then hot stones radiate gentle heat through fatigued feet to relax their teeniest muscles. Once nail caretakers have finished buffing away rough skin and calluses, they crown fingers and toes with a selection from a rainbow of hues, including fiery reds, subtle pinks, and old-cheese greens.
Celebrity makeup artist, Erica Wilson is the personal makeup artist to Yolanda Adams. She also works with celebrities such as CeCe Winans, Tamela Mann, and Kim Burrell and as the key makeup artist for BET's Sunday Best. But celebrity status doesn?t faze Erica. She treats all her clients like royalty as she beautifies them with eyelash extensions, brow shaping, and makeup applications using her own line of cosmetics, which includes mini lip glosses, mineral foundations, and powder bronzer.