Like any small business owner, Ofella Slater started out small. She always loved makeup, and her natural talent with the makeup brush was so evident it inspired family and friends to constantly seek her help as they prepared for big events. That hobby soon turned into a professional calling, and before long Ofella found herself doing makeup for brides and fashion shows––when she wasn't busy strutting the catwalk herself, that is. Her modeling career hasn't gotten in the way of her work at O Spa Salon though––in fact, it gives her a keen understanding of what it feels like to be both in front of and behind the camera, allowing her to build a rapport with the teens, brides, and everyday clients that sit in her makeup chair. She even leads comprehensive makeup lessons where she shows clients the colors and techniques that look best on them and invites clients to bring their home makeup bag so that she may pinpoint which items should stay and which should be cannoned into space.
Ofella and her aestheticians know that makeup is no replacement for healthy skin, and so they offer a slew of skincare services. Ranging from chemical peels to advanced hydrafacials, each and every treatment's goal is to revivify worn down skin or maintain naturally healthy complexions using nourishing ingredients such as pumpkin and vitamin C, as well as advanced tools such as microdermabrasion. To complete head to toe transformations, O Spa Salon also offers hair styling, tanning, and nail services and employs a licensed massage therapists who kneads away stress with five different styles of bodywork.
Angel Ong is a member of the distinguished team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists that makes up the staff at GMS Art of Beauty. The staff's credentials make this boutique spa and salon a clinic of expertise and vision—there are Master Stylists and Master colorists, licensed aestheticians, and certified educators, with backgrounds that include work for TV and Hollywood red carpet events. Amidst overstuffed velvet couches, cone-shaped hanging lamps, and distressed walls, Angel and her colleagues pretty up the hair, skin, nails, and bodies. From hair design to signature facials and skin resurfacing, the stylists and aestheticians tailor their craft to embellish each client's individual features and blend with the features of their stunt double. Between GMS Art of Beauty's salon and spa, they offer everything from cuts and keratin treatments to anti-aging treatments, massage, and nail care.
Angela’s Salon & Boutique’s stylists have garnered a base of loyal regulars thanks to their commitment to maintaining their customers’ comfort and privacy from the moment they walk through the salon doors. The coiffeurs regularly hone their skills with ongoing training, ensuring that their menu of services features trendy treatments such as MoroccanOil hair masks alongside timeless salon staples including hair extensions. Throughout the day, staffers can be found buzzing about their styling stations, gilding strands with multidimensional highlights or wrangling drooping locks and thought bubbles into elegant updos. The team complements its hair-ameliorating services with treatments such as airbrush makeup applications, facial waxing, and eyelash extensions.
Maddox Kai Salon’s interior mirrors the high style cultivated therein. Warm lights, dangling slate-gray drapes, smooth black chairs, and umber walls combine to inspire fashionable visions of self-actualization and redefining 'dos. With dream styles held at the front of their mind, patrons entrust their locks to the skilled beauticians, who consult with their clients to realize looks and personalize styles with techniques both classic and contemporary. After sculpting new coifs, colorists transform hairscapes with high-end Redken-brand dyes, one-upping other salons that use melted crayons for coloring.
Stylists at Baliza Salon draw on their arsenal of salon-quality products from brands such as Pureology, Redken, and Pravana when cutting and coloring clients’ hair or pampering their skin with facials. In addition to cuts, stylists also combat unwanted frizz with keratin-infused Brazilian gloss treatments and add volume and length with hair extensions. Away from the styling floor, aestheticians cleanse pores with facials, and nail technicians add shellac polish to keep nails looking as fresh as a crisp head of lettuce floating through the vacuum of outer space.
Though Coco 10 Salon’s stylists artfully cut hair, they specialize in lengthening it. Using a house brand of hair extensions, Secrets for Hair, they stitch natural strands one at a time to ladies who want extra volume, length, or rope ladders. They also specialize in wigs and a secret lace system—custom-designed hairpieces that fit discreetly onto thinning patches of hair.