Studio 31 Salons creates classic looks with contemporary touches. Stylists keep scalps and manes classically beautiful with conditioning, restructuring, dry-scalp, and clarifying treatments. Then they shear timelessly chic cuts and add shine with glaze, or they may get more creative with pink ombre or chunky copper highlights that imitate the abstract paintings adorning the salon's robin’s-egg blue walls. In addition to hair services, the staff applies permanent eyeliner, lip liner, and eyebrow makeup and offers sessions in a tanning bed to top off revamped visages.
As a child, Michael Cremar would watch, rapt, as his mother––a hairstylist of 28 years––enhanced a person’s natural beauty using nothing more than a pair of scissors and a little creativity. Inspired by his mom's magical touch, Cremar decided to follow in her footsteps, leading him to undergo rigorous training at the Aveda Institute, where he earned his cosmetology license. Today, he performs his own small miracles inside Shear Beauty, making dead ends disappear with a simple flick of his wrist and transforming frizzy, rebellious locks into smooth, straight strands with keratin treatments. Not content to limit his styling expertise to hair, he also offers waxing services to leave skin looking smooth and soft, as well as manicures and pedicures to soothe digits left stressed after a long week of typing, texting, or scratching the backs of itchy statues.
Cynthia Schoettlin, a nail technician at Jacobsen's Skin & Body Care, keeps fingernails and toenails looking well groomed with services that range from natural nailcare to long-lasting gel mani-pedis. After trimming cuticles and buffing calluses, she carefully applies polish by brands such as OPI, Gelish, and Zoya. She also offers pampering spa treatments such as sea-salt scrubs and herbal foot soaks.
At VenusKardia, neither the patients nor the technology age much. That's because the staff strives to stay abreast of the latest med spa services. To that end, they schedule Venus Freeze treatments to tighten loose skin and SkinMedica peels to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, which come from exposure to toxins, UV rays, or Mr. Bean films.
Rachel Cooper specializes in color. She brandishes her tint brush deftly, whether crafting natural looks or dipping ends in a bold, punky hue. In addition to executing chameleon-esque color changes, Cooper snips locks, shapes 'dos, and waxes what hairs her clients don't want. She's been in the beauty industry since the invention of combs, which was almost 15 years ago.
In a private studio tucked away at Style Suites, Angel Peterson wields her shears with style, performing haircuts, color, and restorative treatments. Surrounded by shining hardwood floors and granite counters, clients can take a seat in Angel's chair for all-over color, quick shampoos and blowouts, or up to 20 inches of hair extensions.