A single mirror that runs almost the length of a wall inside Vogue Hair Salon is shared by all of the staff. They line up their sleek, black salon chairs in a row and dole out haircuts and color services to men, women, and fashion-savvy Irish setters. Other staff members complete new looks with waxing services and mani-pedis.
At Lasting Beauty, permanent cosmetic and body tattoo artist Debbie Eggiman enhances natural features with tasteful permanent makeup, saving clients uncounted hours of makeup application time. With more than 16 years of experience, the licensed cosmetic technician performs tattoos in a safe, clean environment.
Pamper yourself at Narumi's Studio as licensed aesthetician Narumi enhances clients’ existing lashes with faux eye-framers. She also gently expunges grime from faces during deep-cleansing facials, waxes brows into clean arches, and tints lashes to match your favorite Care Bear.
At Pure Nirvana Salon, cosmetologist and color specialist Chad Lagers outfits his clientele with trendy new hairdos. His repertoire includes razor, shear, and clipper cuts for men and women that he can liven up with highlights, color treatments, and ombre effects.
After 11 years beautifying clients as coworkers, best friends Renee and Amber can now call themselves business partners. The pair took over the salon that first brought them together, added some powder-pink paint and white Victorian mirrors, hired a team of seasoned beauty professionals, and dubbed their new studio Lavish Hair & Nail Salon. There, hairstylists craft face-flattering cuts and add vibrant color as nail technicians treat hands and feet to filing, moisturizing, and nail art designed to resemble footballs, flowers, and smaller fingernails emblazoned with still smaller fingernails going on into infinity.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.