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.
Great Clips harnesses the vast resources of a national salon chain to provide personalized, professional styling services to follicle frolickers near and far. Wild wigs are brought to bear by highly trained hair tamers who also serve as style guides through the often intimidating tonsorial jungle, answering customers' questions about hair trends and maintenance. With or without an appointment, patrons can mosey into the hair-snipping sanctuary any day of the week and follow through with visions for a new face frame or top-hat stabilizer. A socially responsible company, Great Clips also hosts haircut-a-thons, bake sales, and baked-haircut sale-a-thons to benefit charities including the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House.
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.
Often when an eyebrow threader removes unwanted brow hair, they hold one end of the cotton thread in their mouth. But at Wow Brows!, threaders actually tie the thread around their neck, a technique that has been deemed by threading regulators in North Carolina to be more sanitary. In addition to shaping brows without disturbing the topmost layer of skin, hair-removal experts banish fuzz from all over the face.
The Studio Salon's experienced massage therapists and stylists customize their services to satisfy each client's muscular aches and aesthetic desires. The team's devotion to harvesting smiles even extends to a 100% satisfaction guarantee, granting clients their money back and unlimited future dance advice should they leave displeased. During 60-minute aromatherapy massages, therapists work to right bodies' wrongs by combining the powers of pressure and smell, which are also the powers that mothers use to summon children to the dinner table to do their homework.