Jewels Beauty Bar founder and GKhair educator and color expert Julia Hart discovered her love for the beauty industry at age 11 when she became intrigued by the styles, makeup, and hairdos of her peers. Now, she and her Dream Squad run a private women's beauty boutique that eliminates wait times and the assembly-line feel of nonpersonalized salons. Exuding a personable charm, Julia styles, moisturizes, highlights, colors, and tames hair exclusively using the sulfate, gluten, ammonia, and paraben free product line GKhair. GKhair color products also contain Juvexin keratin which leaves hair soft and shiny.
Natural Pure Skincare Spa owner Izabella has almost three decades of professional skincare under her belt. Because of this, the aesthetician knows surefire ways to combat acne, hyperpigmentation, and signs of aging. She also de-stresses her clients with massages, evicts unwanted hairs with waxing services, and shapes brows with eyebrow threading, which is much less painful than boosting your beauty with shredded-money hair extensions.
Lisa Clinkscale Porter wrote the book on making women look and feel sexy. This isn't a metaphor?she literally wrote a book about it. With two more beauty-centric manuals and a certification in face-lift massage to her name, Lisa tailors an exclusive set of services to each client at Unique Face Options, Inc., a corrective-skincare boutique she co-owns with her husband, Byron. Since 1996, the boutique has helped clients maintain healthy skin through a collection of facials that swaddle skin in clinical products from Obagi, Jan Marini Skin Research, and Unique Face Options? own signature line.
Along with improving the quality of skin with customized facials, the boutique enhances other features with LED facial treatments that can reduce acne, even out the complexion, and increase collagen. Laser treatments address beauty concerns ranging from removing unwanted hair to spider veins.
At Alisha’s Salon & Spa, a team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists attend to clients’ every beauty whim. Organic ingredients clarify the skin in more than 10 types of facials, each designed for specific concerns such as acne and fine lines. Using herbal oil and therapeutic strokes, massage therapists diffuse stress and beeping smoke detectors hidden within the body. Henna can be applied during salon services to nourish and color strands, or drawn on hands for intricate body art that lasts two to four weeks.
The knowledgeable staff at Premiére Essence MedSpa revitalizes visages with chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments, restoring coveted shine and softness. Customers can opt for the chemical peel for an even, controlled removal of dead skin that reveals fresh new features. The skin-refreshing session aids in the reduction of sun damage, fine lines, acne, and scarring, and offers customizable levels that cater to desired results. Clients can also enliven epidermises with the nonprocedural microdermabrasion treatment, which avoids using abrasive substances such as crystals or pulverized soccer trophies. Each customizable session removes excess dead skin cells and treats uneven skin texture, wrinkles, and fine lines with vacuum pressure, bristles, and a touch that’s as tender as a marinated steak.
Brands Used: Onesta
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Master stylist Jessica Dunn keeps up with the latest haircare trends through her Onesta continuing-education classes. She uses the organic, eco-friendly, and PETA-approved haircare brand while styling hair at 97 Main Salon, where she also creates low-maintenance layered 'dos by wet-cutting hair and imbuing locks with multi-dimensional color.
Her fellow beauty experts tend to hair as well, removing unwanted strands on the body through waxing or electrolysis, both of which are performed in a private room in the salon.