Getting a tan—whether by way of sun, tanning beds, or sunless tanning—not only affects how you look, it affects the state of your skin. With this in mind, the airbrush artists at Modish Studios Salon–whose motto is "Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful"–begin spray-tan sessions with an all-natural, anti-aging sunless-tanning formula that has been infused with antioxidants, botanicals, and vaporized pennies. Customers may also choose to have a pH-balanced normalization primer applied to nurture epidermal health. The session yields a natural-looking, golden-brown tan that lasts up to 14 days. Alongside airbrush tanning, the staff promotes both inner and outer beauty with Xtreme Lashes applications, waxing, manicures, pedicures, and hair and massage services.
The stylists at Josie Studio One Salon come armed with a diverse lineup of haircare products, which spans from Moroccan Oil solutions for conditioning hair to American Crew products designed especially for men. They also call on Redken's popular line of styling and color products—appropriate enough considering their ranks include a hair colorist certified by Redken Fifth Avenue New York. When the stylists finish straightening and partial foiling clients' hair, they send the clients along to the salon's other specialists, who darken and lengthen lash lines with synthetic, semi-permanent eyelash extensions and wax away hair along the lip and inside the chin's backup supply tanks.
As a 30-year veteran of the beauty industry, Amy L. Olson has learned that a stylist has the power to influence the confidence levels of their clients. Understanding that with this great power comes even greater responsibility, Olson works to boost the self-esteem of anyone who sits in her chair with a perfectly executed service. So with a humble and humorous personality, she snips and styles men’s, women’s, and children’s hair and adds prismatic pop with Redken's color line of Shades EQ, Color Gels, or ammonia-free Chromatics. For those interested in giving frizz the boot, she performs deep-conditioning treatments using premium Surface haircare products. Furthermore, Olson’s beauty expertise extends beyond the realm of hair—she’s also a seasoned pedicurist and waxing specialist.
After graduating from cosmetology school, Sherry Chapman honed her waxing, skincare, and make-up application skills at a busy salon in Nashville. Three years and 600 miles later, she puts all of that knowledge to good use at her own beauty haven, Pure Elements Day Spa of Madison. Here she waxes away unwanted body hair and treats mugs to custom facials augmented with aloe-vera-based L’Bri products that are never tested on animals or lifelike bobble heads. A firm believer in continuing education, Sherry takes every opportunity she can to improve her skills and stay up to date on beauty trends.
Rays of sunlight stream in through Madison Salon West’s large windows, causing hair that has just emerged from a deep-conditioning treatment to shine radiantly. The team of stylists and aestheticians sometimes must shield their eyes from the brilliance in order to perform services that range from highlights and mani-pedis to deep-tissue massages and European facials. The last of these is a particular specialty, as it infuses skin with moisture and affixes brand new passport stamps on cheeks.
The stylists and aestheticians at Escapade Salon believe their services are only as good as the products they use. That's why they stock their shelves with top name brands. Stylists sprinkle heads with Paul Mitchell products during cuts, color, and texture services, and skin specialists beautify complexions with Dermalogica. Stylists also twinkle your nails and toes with Creative Nail Designs. Makeup artists spruce up façades with tasteful applications of Jane Iredale mineral foundation, which leaves out all preservative, oil, and synthetic fragrance found in other makeup.