More than 20 years of experience have given stylist Becky Durkin at Dimensions in Hair Design plenty of opportunities to learn what kinds of hairstyles work with what types of people. During her consultations—which precede every cut, color, and style—Becky carefully weighs factors such as facial shape, skin tone, and the current condition of the client's hair. Even though she's confident in her understanding of face shapes and style choices, she always listens to her clients' ideas and pairs them with looks that suit their lifestyles.
Mikecoia Sweeney of Enliven Nailcare and Massage decorates and pampers stressed extremities with a bevy of nail services. Maintain sleek fingertips and aerodynamic toe talons with an Express manicure and pedicure that buffs, polishes, and readies nails for back-scratching contests. Royalty mani-pedis abrade hands and feet with an exfoliating scrub, moisturize skin with a mask, and knead tension from creaky joints with a massage. A paraffin dip sinks metacarpals, metatarsals, and phalanges in soothing warm wax to soothe stiff muscles and relieve pain before smooth keratin tips receive a colorful polish. Minx pedicures slough off rough patches and dead skin cells with a scrub before protecting natural nails with Minx decal body armor, decorated with solid colors, geometric designs, or barcodes to unlock secret clubhouses.
Tanu Tanning's triad of locations works to produce deep, even tans with a mélange of UV-powered beds and body-gilding lotions. Each location boasts a heavy lineup of 15–17 horizontal or vertical beds, some of which are equipped with facial tanners, so clients can customize their experience based on preferred duration and number of earthly petitions sent to Norse sun goddesses. Customers are also privy to half off all tanning-lotion bottles ($20+) with today's Groupon.
Kindal Farwick can transform dull hairdos into fashion-forward styles with nothing more than a pair of shears. While that trick is impressive enough on its own, she also takes things a step further, enhancing shine with highlights or all-over color treatments for both men and women. Yet, despite her talent and love for everyday salon work, Kindal’s real passion lies in specialty hair and makeup design. Whether she’s designing for weddings, runway shoots, or other special events, she can custom-create just about any look, whether it’s a polished up-do or bouncy curls arranged so strands fall in just the right place. She completes hair masterpieces with brow waxes and flawless airbrush-makeup applications. Clients who fall in love with their dolled-up eyes and lips can come back later for a makeup lesson, picking Kindal’s brain for tips on re-creating the look.
Seven years of salon experience infuse each 'do that Martha Doherty molds. Using products by TIGI, Kenra, and American Crew, she goes to work cutting, highlighting, and coloring hair. When she isn't crafting everyday looks or sculpting brows with wax, she creates formal updos for weddings, school dances, and philosophical debates.
For more than a decade, Renee Naser has made beauty her top priority. Seeing as how beauty is in the eye of the beholder, she constantly asks her clients for input when cutting or styling their hair. A certified Matrix colorist, Naser specializes in applying stunning, multidimensional highlights and all-over color.