Before Starr became the lead artist at The Lashing, her career began in St. Louis, Missouri, where she worked in hair salons and even opened her own. Now Starr adorns eyelids by pairing natural lashes with semi-permanent extensions. During this meticulous process, she quickly applies lashes in strips and clusters. Starr also emulates the looks of glamorous actressess such as Elizabeth Taylor, who used her iconic eyelashes to distract from her extra ear.
Starr works with her cohort, Dava, a professionally trained makeup artist and marketer. Dava's been applying makeup to faces since she was 12 years old. She admits that subtlety isn't her strong suit, due to her preference for dramatic eye makeup, rosy cheeks, and voluptuous lips.
Trained in advanced precision cutting and coloring at Vidal Sassoon Academy, Zahra Negin has spent more than two decades as a stylist, including managing a top salon in Los Angeles. However, in addition to this experience, an equally important credential is her own hair?a mane of dynamic, natural-looking blond. At her eponymous salon, she specializes in color and cuts for blonds, although she and her team can also style hair of other hues with chic cuts, custom highlights, and keratin-straightening treatments. The team also customizes hair to clients' lifestyles, aesthetics, and collections of tiny hats by offering comprehensive consultations, before styling, shampooing, and conditioning hair with products by brands such as K?rastase and Moroccanoil. For an additional customer-friendly touch, the salon offers complimentary extras, such as shampoos with neck massages.
Visits to Spoiled Opulence Salon are meant to be more of an indulgence than a standard appointment. Here, glamour and client satisfaction are always the main focus, and a team of stylists—some of whom who have been featured on television and worked as celebrity stylists—stand at the ready to create dramatic, face-flattering new looks. Beyond cuts and coloring services, the staff can perform hair makeovers using hydrating steam and micro-link extensions that aim to create soft, natural-looking hair. Whatever the desired outcome, they utilize top-quality salon products from brands such as Moroccanoil and Design Essentials. The specialists also look below the hairline, waxing eyebrows or affixing natural-looking synthetic lashes to ensure guests leave refreshed and ready to wink with aplomb.
Gigi of N.Y. City is a multicultural salon whose stylists provide their undivided attention to each client, regardless of the service being administered. The expert stylists can change the texture with smoothing relaxers or keratin treatments or switch up looks with quick or sew-in weaves. They also provide cut, color, and style services for all types of hair, regardless of gender, texture, or astrological sign. In addition to hair services, Gigi of N.Y. City accentuates facial features with brow arching, eyelash extensions, and makeup applications.
Seena Owen donned the first false lashes for her 1916 film, Intolerance. The years that followed saw new lash-lengthening techniques used by celebrities and regular folks alike. Today, the techs at Eye Magic International craft glamorous lashes for everyday use that range from old-fashioned strips to semi-permanent strands applied one-by-one, which embolden lashes while maintaining a natural look. Eye Magic International's technicians also shape brows and keep skin fresh and clear with facials.
At Formulas Hair & Beauty Bar, hair health is the main focus. Silk wraps and natural silk presses leave natural of chemically treated tresses shiny and bouncy, and conditioners nourish strands from root to tip. On the styling end of the spectrum, services such as weaves, cuts, and color treatments result in dramatic new looks. And the salon's beauty experts extend the same eye for detail to other treatments as well, such as enhancing lashes with extensions.