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.
K.I.N.G Massage's licensed massage therapist Kingston R. Holcomb enlists the tantalizing strokes of the Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to eliminate stress and relax clients. Surrounded by calming aqua walls, the musculature maestro orchestrates a symphony of serene sighs by incorporating soothing lotions and gentle, rolling strokes to the Swedish massage. Deep-tissue treatments employ firm, targeted pressure that dissolve chronic pain caused by repetitive motions or injury. The therapist encourages clients to communicate their comfort level throughout the deep-tissue visit, and clients should consume plenty of fluids before and after to help flush out toxins and goldfish loitering in the body.
Recognizing the quirks of peoples' exercise routines—some feel intimidated by other exercisers, others prefer the support of a group—Kenneth Reed and his staff at Fit For Life Personal Training stage their workouts in private and small group settings. For even more community, exercisers can sign up for one of Fit for Life's boot camps or upbeat Zumba dance-fitness classes. To supplement workouts with healthful foods, the facility also supplies nutritional counseling.
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.