At Luckes Beauty Academy, aspiring cosmetologists undergo rigorous training to manipulate locks and polish nails in a 3,100-square-foot studio where salon stations and a nail and pedicure spa vie for the chance to relax incoming patrons. Individualized instruction and the constant presence of expert mentors equip budding cosmetologists with the secrets of all good beautifiers, such as how to soothe finicky tresses of all textures, attach extensions, and scratch behind the handle of a pair of scissors.
With experience running her own salon in Maine, Robin Homstead understands the ins and outs of the styling world and how to give each client individual attention. Today, after relocating to further her career, she sculpts ?dos at John Anthony's Style Shop. Certified in extensions and well versed in Brazilian and Japanese keratin treatments, as well as color and highlights, she can adapt her many skills to suit all client needs.
Chopping locks at more than 3,000 locations throughout North America, Great Clips employs an army of stylists that stays on top of trends with a rigorous ongoing training program. In addition to leveraging products from Redken, Matrix, and American Crew, they call on Great Clips' own Solutions and Tea Tree lines to beautify manes faster than a lion tamer brandishing a shampoo-dipped whip. Your convenient, hassle-free walk-in cut can be made even easier if you check in with the company’s mobile-phone app, which can cut down wait time and save precious minutes that could be better spent running errands or hypnotizing mice to run your errands for you.
Hilson Beauty Salon's licensed stylists and knowledgeable nail techs meticulously pamper exteriors with mani-pedis, stylish cuts, and silkifying conditioning treatments. As the stylists trim locks, they educate patrons on ways to style their new look and the most effective methods for counseling split ends into reconciling. During pedicures, guests recline on a massage chair as their toes luxuriate in a frothy soak before an expert aesthetician exfoliates calluses and dry skin with a scrub. Once they've groomed and hydrated cuticles, they'll prime digit canvases with a colorful application of chip-free Shellac or OPI polish before adorning them with nail art that is as elegant as a sculpture of Emily Post made from roofing spikes.
Rapidly twisting and maneuvering a fine thread, Studio Nazaar's threading specialists deftly remove unwanted hairs with precision and speed. Using no chemicals or substances that can harm the skin, the technique precisely shapes brows, evicts fuzz from faces, and otherwise eliminates unsightly follicles by removing them at the root. The specialists boast more than 30 years of experience in the generations-old art, allowing them to precisely contour the brows to the shape of each client's face or favorite overpass. To keep newly manicured arches looking sleek, the studio's shelves brim with exclusive cosmetics, including a B5-infused eyebrow gel to keep hairs in place and 10 shades of water-resistant, oil-free eyebrow powder to forge richer, fuller brows.
A team of talented specialists inhabits Cypress Creek Hair & Nail Salon, gliding across the checkerboard floor with hair dryers, scissors, and nail files in hand. Master hair designer J. J. Sharon snips sculptured cuts and arranges locks into elegant updos, and licensed cosmetologist Laura Ellis frames faces in shimmering highlights. Manager Caroline Boothe captains the hair-removal and nail departments, expertly sculpting eyebrows using ancient threading techniques and decorating nails with durable Shellac polish as clients recline in cushy black pedicure chairs.