Cut It Out's owner Melanie Clemons shapes tresses with modern cuts and enlivens them with color and partial highlights. The expert mane manager trims hair into textured layers, frames bare foreheads with bangs, and crafts sideburns into conversation-enhancing exclamation points to update styles. With the ministrations of Redken products, clients can choose to colorize locks with an all-over single color to add sheen and depth or opt to flatter facial features with a set of glowing partial highlights to accentuate eyes or a favorite casual opera mask. Melanie completes looks with a blast from the blow dryer and the perfecting strokes of a brush's bristles.
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.
At Madison Permanent Cosmetics, women lean back and get their makeup done. Some chat with the artists tending to their brows and lashes; others simply relax, and may even doze off. The difference from a traditional salon is, of course, that these clients won't need to wash off their new look before bed or try to replicate it in the morning. The technicians are certified in the SofTap system, which uses a tool controlled by the human hand rather than by a machine or human elbow to gently tap pigment into the dermal layer according to the design they've meticulously mapped out beforehand. The pigments mimic natural hues for a subtle effect, and the artists applying them employ only single-use tools and hypoallergenic tints.
During her 10 years as a massage therapist, Jan Thompson began to see more and more cases of sun-damaged skin. Because she wanted the best for her clients, she founded Gold-n-Glow Sunless Tanning Spa LLC as a sanctuary for those looking for a bronzed glow without the risks of UV tanning. Jan uses Norvell Skin Solutions and St. Tropez products to evenly spritz the skin during airbrush-tanning sessions, which deliver a natural-looking hue without the streaks associated with at-home creams or faulty highlighter pens. Seven types of massage therapy, as well as ear candling, body wraps, and Super Sunless tanning complement the tanning service.
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.
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 fa?ades with tasteful applications of Jane Iredale mineral foundation, which leaves out all preservative, oil, and synthetic fragrance found in other makeup.