In the 1980s, Preston Jackson Sr. and his wife Anna had a vision to equip women from all walks of life with the tools and skills necessary for a career in cosmetology, manicuring, and aesthetics. In the spirit of that inclusive philosophy, Preston and Anna didn't just open a beauty school here in the United States?they also opened the first ever beauty school in the West African nation of Togo. Two decades after that illustrious beginning, the institution known today as P&A Scholars is not just a certified beauty school, it's also a place where clients can get professional-level hair, nail, or skin treatments from supervised senior students before they graduate to work their magic in high-end salons or the wig rooms of the rich and famous.
With two locations and a slate of the latest hair, skin, and waxing treatments, Glory Salon is keeping things chic in both Farmington and Livonia. Stylists combine their skills with products from Purity Design and Aquage to create updos with staying power, correct botched at-home color jobs, and smooth frizz. When they're not styling or coloring hair, the staff is likely to be found removing it from the brows, bikini area, and anywhere in-between, or fawning over complexions with cleansing and rejuvenating facials. Options include everything from microdermabrasion and oxygen-rich treatments to basic European facials, which are just like American facials, but without the mask made from eagles' tears.
Laurie Smith has experienced a lot of things. She studied sociology and Asian cultures in college with an emphasis in the Chinese language. She worked as a security guard at high-risk locations. But she didn't discover her passion until she went into the beauty industry. She approached hair styling with the same energy and dedication as she had the rest of her studies, and graduated with honors from the Aveda Institute of Royal Oak.
Today, she straightens, extends, colors, and cuts hair of all textures. She uses products from her alma mater, Aveda, as well as industry professionals she finds inspirational, such as Paul Mitchell. More than the products or training, though, she believes her passion sets her apart, and helps her clients have a truly great experience in her chair.
For more than 20 years, the stylists at Lamiria's Salon have been beautifying and styling the hair of women in Metro Detroit. Owner Lamiria Huddleston has served as a mentor and trainer for burgeoning stylists, ensuring that every woman who takes a seat in a styling chair at her salon will get top-notch haircare. From cuts, colors, and blowouts, to virgin relaxers and conditioning treatments, the stylists handle a variety of hair needs, and send clients home with the tools and knowledge to re-create salon-made looks on their own. They emphasize treatments that don't damage hair or cause frizziness, unlike Medusa's stylist. And beyond haircare, the staff also provides waxing and makeup services.
Though stylists are often found cutting hair, Ericathestylist wants to help her clients grow theirs out. Whether that's through the adoption of healthy growth practices or the use of extensions, she's got more than 12 years of experience to back up her techniques. She often works with virgin Brazilian extensions, which can be styled just like natural hair even though they didn't hatch from the same egg.
Shayna trained at the Aveda Institute before setting up shop at Hair Glam by Shayna, located in Salon & Spa. She specializes in coloring, extensions, and silk press, and her versatility with different hair textures allows her to beautify any hair type and most sailors? knots. A proponent of healthy hair, Shayna does more than cut and style; she also consults with her clients and teaches them how to keep their strands as healthy as it is beautiful.