After years of styling her friends with clothes from her own closet, JNicolle opened her own boutique so the masses could look as fabulous as her inner circle. The boutique, Style Me BeYOUtiful, offers not only clothes, but lifestyle and beauty products and services from technicians such as Beauty by Rene.
JNicolle’s hand-selected team of fashion and beauty stylists unclog pores with botanical facials, bronze pelts with spray tans, and transform visages with custom-blended airbrush makeup. No matter the treatment, the style experts always take before and after pictures. They also act as personal shoppers to help clients find the perfect pair of shoes or a figure-flattering dress from a local designer, and they offer styling advice to ensure clients know which shoe goes on which foot.
The ladies generally work out of JNicolle Salon Boutique & Spa, but they’ll take their talents on the road, traveling to clients for spa parties and providing event-planning services for weddings, bachelorette parties, and ladies nights.
Since 1987, the knowledgeable consultants at Tanfastic have helped darken hides by acquainting guests with a range of indoor tanning systems. The salon’s four types of tanning beds yield darker pigments at varying speeds and at different depth levels, while sunless Mystic spray-tan booths coat skin in color that lasts for up to seven days. Tanfastic's stock of epidermal products from California Tan, Designer Skin, and Matahari help nourish skin and preserve sun-kissed looks longer than dipping sunburned elbows in liquid nitrogen.
Invidia’s eight experienced stylists wash and trim tresses, wax stray strands, and accessorize cuts using salon-quality products from brands such as Redken and Pureology in its newly opened parlor of pretty. Expertly applied wax defuzzes lips and shapes eyebrows, leaving faces fur-free and as aerodynamic as a buttered racecar. Haircuts take on the accent of a well-spoken bird with feather extensions⎯ real feathers that come in a rainbow of colors and attach to thought processors using a chemical-free, silicone-bead technology that sticks for up to eight weeks. Newly sprouted plumage can be washed, flat-ironed, or curled into your desired coiffure just like regular hair. A variety of hair services includes a shampoo and style ($20+) or deep conditioning and scalp massage ($20+). Precision fringe snips for women ($30+) and men ($18+) are conducted with chromosome-specific snippers, and both genders can change-up color ($50+) for a fresh appearance from the neck up.
Imago offers a plethora of primping services for beautifying their customers. Allow Imago's licensed cosmetologists to polish dull head reflectors with a shine-inducing glaze ($20) before fully molding a new coif with a cut and style ($39–$60 for women). The deep pore cleansing ($100–$125), a breakthrough procedure that gently exfoliates away skin imperfections, insecurities, and invisible ink stains, will leave visages visibly refreshed. Use this pure, blank facial canvas to paint yourself in the likeness of Emilio Estevez with the airbrush makeup application ($65–$95, additional cost on holidays). The Imago Tips and Toes service ($65–$73), an express pedicure and signature manicure, is performed by highly qualified technicians, and a paraffin dip can be added on top of both for a $15–$20 extra charge. Manly men's services are also offered and range from a designer haircut ($20–$40) to knuckle waxing ($20).
Stepping into Coterie Purlieu is almost like stepping into another world, and not just because of the foreign-sounding name. After a customs officer confiscates your stress and tension at the door, dip your hands into a bath of warm water or recline as the spa’s massage therapists untie your knots. Soothing facials wipe skin clean of dirt and grime, tanning booths bestow skin with golden color no matter the season, and waxing services swiftly remove hair and bumper stickers from the last election cycle.