Allure Salon’s nimble nail technicians buff, moisturize, and polish tired digits during a 45- to 60-minute basic manicure. First, they’ll dunk hands in a warm pool of paraffin wax to soothe soreness, soften rough skin, and help clients impersonate their favorite statue at Madame Tussaud’s. Then, sweet-smelling mango and peach lotions douse hands in fruit-scented moisture as aestheticians pamper palms with a light massage. Clients can choose a color from a rainbow of professional polish hues to match a favorite ensemble or two-person stegosaurus costume, then pocket the bottle of their choice for at-home touch-ups.
Since Platinum Hair Studio is a Pravana concept salon, it's fitting that owner Jennifer Warner has been an educator in the natural beauty line's color and hair products for years. Her 11-person staff is equally well qualified, with several members who can claim more than two decades of experience. Because a number of these stylists are bilingual, they can execute specialties such as perms and chemical treatments in either Spanish or English, or, like all hair stylists, by only speaking the language of the glockenspiel.
At Divas Xpress, skilled stylists cut, flat-iron, highlight and deep condition hair during speedy sessions, all without the need to book weeks-ahead appointments. Hair artists travel to weddings, photo shoots, or formal events to whip up glamorous updos and stunning airbrush-makeup applications, and in-house beauty experts and aestheticians smooth bodies with waxing or decorate nails with mani-pedis.