Bella Grace Salon’s master barber stylist Nedra Cano tames gentlemanly manes and rugged chin gardens with more than 25 years of experience, utilizing techniques acquired from her father and her years as a barber for the Navy. Handsome-enhancing experiences begin with a soothing scalp massage and shampoo. Once head jungles are cleansed, Nedra will work with each client to find an ideal style before cutting and styling, while mouths enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and a light snack attack. Afterward, a traditional razor shave will instill faces with a long-lasting, irritation-free smoothness ideal for nuzzling even the most delicate of pet balloon animals.
For more than 25 years, Miami Tan's bronzing experts have been doling out tans without subjecting clients to hours in the sun. Since opening the first Southern California location in 1985, the crew has helped clients achieve natural-looking tans with multiple UV beds of varying intensities. As the center grew in popularity, so did its offerings, opening an additional six locations throughout the state. Today, the award-winning tanning salons offer clients both UV and UV-free options, including airbrush treatments that coat skin with an amino acid-based formula that leaves clients feeling as sun-kissed as a rogue asteroid.
Each and every service at Katsu Hair begins with a consultation and ends with a swipe of a membership card. The eponymous owner—an experienced Beverly Hills stylist who originally hails from Japan—leads a talented cast, all of whom discuss cut, color, and style options with clients before kicking off treatments. Sudsy shampoos and tantalizing scalp massages bolstered by Pureology products accompany every hair service, which range from simple cuts to Ombre color treatments and Brazilian blowouts. The staff doles out complimentary membership cards to new clients, allowing them acquire points toward discounts or future one-on-one basketball games after each service. Katsu Hair also hosts monthly happy hour receptions, complete with wine, food, and plenty of style tips.
At Beauty By Trina, the stylists tend to hair and nails for new, lovely looks. Haircuts go to the next level with included conditioning treatments and blow-outs. Highlights and full color turn heads, and hands will be dying to be part of parade waves after nailcare services.
The skin specialists at Smart Xposure want clients to get tan, but they don’t want them burn. In their experience, many clients think looking pink after tanning confirms they got color. The staff warns that those burns, no matter how light, lead to skin problems later in life. So, Smart Xposure opts for safer tanning methods, handpicking bulbs from Thomas Edison’s private collection for UV beds that are up to 99.7% UVB-free and designed to keep clients at a pace of only two to three tans per month. Mystic and organic custom airbrush tans eliminate UV exposure entirely, evenly coating bodies with natural-looking color.
Smart Xposure infuses its client-conscious practices with a dose of fun, enlivening the lobby with a plasma-screen television. Upbeat music spills into each room through a DMX sound system, and modern decor evokes the feel of a nightclub without the unpleasant ordeal of having to sweet-talk a bouncer into letting you into the bathroom.