La Bella Salon owner Michele Daniels's handpicked staff of stylists wields Paul Mitchell products to snip and style coifs in a sunlit, hardwood-floored space. Wielding skills honed at monthly training sessions, they'll bond or sew in extensions, weave braids, and highlight hair with bold color as clients recline in sleek chrome salon chairs. Alternatively, aestheticians wax fuzz from faces or revivify visages with antioxidant-packed chocolate treatments, tightening collagen masks, and deep-cleansing serums during a medley of facials.
Marilyn Monroe reigns supreme at Shear Audacity Salon, where her portraits and quotes are displayed throughout as inspiration. The salon’s stylists respect her for her honest nature and aesthetic. Owner and stylist Danielle Byrd seeks to embody Monroe’s natural feminine vibe during haircare and makeup services. Her experienced beauty team travels to venues and homes, using hair products and makeup to beautify for special occasions or to make a mannequin’s eyes look less like they are following you.
At Lashful Ladies, technicians specialize in enhancing eyes with eyelash extensions. During treatments, the natural-looking lashes are attached one at a time to existing lashes, making them look longer and thicker without applying mascara or gluing the hair from childhood dolls to eyelids.
At Gem-N-I Creations, cosmetologist Keonne Sullivan-Johnson has one goal: send her clients out the door looking even better than they did when they arrived. Keeping up on the latest trends in cuts and color, she brings up-to-date knowledge to her consultations with her clients. Then, she sets out with her shears to tame and style the landscape of each coiffure. Sullivan-Johnson is also well-versed in the art of hair extensions and sewn weaves. She's even adept at makeup application for special events or nights on the town spent library hopping.
Dr. Marlene Mahipat works to assuage bodily aches with chiropractic adjustments and societal ills with nonprofit work, earning a feature article in the Chiropractic Journal. By day, she treats patients to an array of therapeutic services, from adjustments and traction treatments to aqua massage, dry needling, and treatments for migraine headaches. But after hours, Dr. Mahipat may transform her office into a sandwich-making station for the homeless, according to the Baltimore Sun, or hop in a car to deliver dinners for Meals on Wheels. Unsatisfied with being a mere volunteer, however, within the past five years she also founded two nonprofits herself: Helping Orphans Prosper Everywhere (HOPE) collects food and supplies for displaced or underprivileged kids, and People Letting Every Animal Survive Euthanization (PLEASE) aims to prevent unnecessary euthanizing of otherwise healthy pets.
New York Dominican Beauty Salon evokes big-city glamour in its cozy Randallstown salon. After haircuts, stylists can blow out hair into flyaway-free ’dos and add all-over color or highlights. The salon can also straighten and smooth hair with keratin treatments or lengthen it with weaves and medieval incantations.