At the helm of her self-named salon, stylist Lori Anderson and her staff regularly attend training seminars throughout the year to learn trendy styles and techniques. They bring their skills back to Lori L's Salon, where a modern, yet cozy and friendly environment welcomes patrons seeking haircuts, highlights, nail care, and waxing. They work to personalize each service to best fit the client?s needs and envisioned results.
Inside Perfect Touch Nail Spa, Stephanie Frank focuses on decorating digits. She pampers hands and feet during mani-pedis, ensuring cuticles are trimmed and skin is soft, before painting bold shades of polish and creative designs onto nails. In addition to working with natural nails, Stephanie applies acrylic nails.
At Rebecca's Hair Salon, amid vibrant blue walls, jewelry displays, and a large mural of a woman's flowing hair, stylists spruce up clients with haircuts and coloring treatments. The salon also pampers guests with cleansing facials and manicures, complete with detailed nail art.
The hours pile up quickly at cosmetology school. But it?s worth it?when students graduate, they can become members of Upscale Hair & Nail Day Spa. The spa?s beauty pros spend their days transforming visages with freshly mixed hair dye and sharpened scissors. The hairstyles, which range from classic bobs to modern asymmetrical layers, are only a portion of the spa?s offerings. Nail technicians focus on clipping, filing, and buffing fingernails and toenails before covering them in eye-catching polish hues and smiley-face stickers.
To Constantina Hahn, hospitality is as important as the luxurious treatments and pristine facilities that won her studio a day spa Gold award from the Beaver County Times. Inside the homey spa, clients are greeted with complimentary coffee or tea and then led past rows of antique framed mirrors that reflect hairstylists and customers chatting like old friends. To make heads feel well-cared for, organic hair-coloring products??certified cruelty-free and vegan by PETA-customize hues, and Brazilian blowouts form a smoothing sheath around strands fried by chemical treatments or jealous short order cooks. Dermalogica skincare products also cater to individual needs and concerns as they are blended into tailored, age-defying treatments, and nail, waxing, massage, and tanning services ensure no limb, hair, tendon, or talon is left untended.
Cheri Herold, owner of Fountain of Youth Aveda Salon Spa, wields a lifetime of beauty-industry experience to motivate her multitalented staff to exceed client expectations. Plant-based products fuel facials, massages, and hair treatments with the anti-aging properties of lavender, sandalwood, and other pure, sustainably sourced herbs and flowers. Fountain of Youth also operates a salon apprenticeship program, which provides 2,000 hours of on-the-job training to promising young cosmetologists or ambitious mannequins.