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.
Award-winning cosmetologist and beautician Camilla Terrell, the owner of eN’vision, works with a staff of master stylists to beautify her clients. Their services include customized haircuts and styles, nail treatments, and theatrical makeup artistry. Some stylists specialize in particular services, such as Redken hair coloring or GKhair keratin treatments.
Though its beauty experts fine tune bodies with such services as Brazilian butt lifts and face-lifts, Body Sculpt is not a plastic surgery center. Rather than reaching for the scalpel during Brazilian butt lifts, med-spa techs rely on a combination of triangle- and lymphatic-massage. Similarly, they deploy non-invasive radio-frequency energy to smooth and tighten skin during face-lifts.
The med spa's staffers also help people lose weight through nonsurgical treatments, including ultrasonic cavitation body sculpting and weight-loss plans that introduce clients to low glycemic-index foods. Plus, they administer relaxing spa services, including facials and seaweed wraps. For folks who'd rather learn to beautify themselves, aestheticians lead classes where they teach patrons that blue eyes look best with copper eyeshadow, green eyes with purple eyeshadow, and yellow eyes with red face paint.
Signature Service: Skincare and body treatments
Brands Used: PCA
Staff Size: 6 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Offering relaxing services in a soothing ambiance amid zen decor.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Body Sculpt is surrounded by a suite of sophisticated hair salons.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I've always loved the satisfaction that comes with making someone look and feel absolutely beautiful.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I believe that Beauty Starts from the inside out. Body Sculpt's wellness program is designed to put together a regimen of cosmetics, nutrients & innovative technology to achieve a client's optimum beauty.
The experts at Fountain of Youth MD know that looking youthful also means feeling energized. In this spirit, their facials combat signs of aging, while also incorporating luxurious extras, from blackhead extractions to the eyebrow cleanup that prevents brows from growing into a sweatband. Their microdermabrasion also brightens complexions, buffing away the outer layer of dead skin with a diamond-tipped Viora Pristine apparatus. However, the face is not their exclusive focus?the team also fosters full-body wellness with acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and custom diet plans.
If makeup artist Mel J. had a signature look, it would be flawless skin. All her clients look airbrushed after a session in her chair. It helps that before applying any makeup to the face, she cleanses, tones skin, and hydrates skin, ensuring that she has a clean, smooth canvas to work with. Once skin is luminous, Mel smokes out eyes and paints lips with bright lipsticks or creates a more natural look.