In 2002, Glamazon was a one-man show, with owner and color-specialist Jere styling all clients, all the time. Though today Jere’s staff has grown to include four more talented designers, nail technicians, and massage therapists, he’s kept his basic concept intact: an urban salon geared not just toward offering chic hairstyles for all, but also helping the community. Throughout haircut and color services, Jere and his crew draw from a shelf full of environmentally friendly products by brands such as Neuma, Kemon, and Pureology—all of which forgo harsh chemicals and playground name calling. Outside of the salon, the team hosts various community fundraisers in support of organizations such as the Child Abuse Council and Every Woman’s Place.
Jennifer Scanlon is a licensed massage therapist, but it's more of a passion than a job. "I truly love what I do and I believe it shows in each massage session," says Scanlon. "My sessions are based on client comfort and needs." She achieves this through the use of various massage modalities, which range in scope from gentler Swedish strokes to firmer deep-tissue pressure. Guests may also request more specialized techniques such as lymphatic drainage or cross-fiber friction.
Earthy, stone-tiled floors, dark wood accents, and framed pictures of flowers bring a sense of calm to Vanity Room, letting clients shed their outside worries and focus solely on relaxation. The beauty hideaway’s dedicated aestheticians and stylists refurbish skin and hair with accentuating cuts, styling services, and coloring treatments, as well as waxing and tanning to get bodies beach ready and help clients win office-wide body-building contests. Facials, hot-towel massages, and deluxe mani-pedis round out the offerings so that guest can reenter the world confident in their brand-new look.
After gaining experience at several advanced training academies and prestigious salons, Donaylle Nicole channeled her ample styling skills into her own salon. At Donaylle Nicole Hair Studio, she leads a team that includes experienced stylists, aestheticians, and a facial specialist from the Bengston Institute. They employ Redken, Pureology, and ammonia-free hair products in their beautifying regimens. As the stylists perform precision haircuts and coloring services, aestheticians pamper other clients from head to toe with body wraps, pedicures, and professional makeup services with Mirabella products or colorful lacquers. To help spice up birthday and bachelorette parties, they also offer custom spa parties that can include massages, facials, and waxes.
The studio itself reflects the staff’s passion for aesthetic beauty. Exposed off-white brick walls attempt to hide behind diamond-shaped mirrors and flowing brown curtains. Rustic hardwood flooring evokes the deck of a pirate ship—only in the salon, the hair that falls onto it smells pleasant.
Led by Doctor of Chiropractic Matt Dirkse, the team at HealthZone Chiropractic works with clients to relieve back pain, improve posture, and realign spines. Dr. Dirkse not only treats adults but also works with children to ensure their spines and nervous systems develop properly so that they can reach things on high shelves and high-five most Abraham Lincoln impersonators. HealthZone Chiropractic's seasoned massage therapist augments treatment plans with therapeutic- and relaxation-based muscle work.