Realizing that every minute spent primping takes away from their clients' free time, the staff of Body & Sol Tanning Boutique streamlines their services so clients can get in, get bronzed, and get out. Clients can simply walk in to the chain location closest to home, after which they consult with the trained tanning specialist over which tanning method is most suitable for their skin. After deciding on intensity and length of sessions, clients hop into one of the five tiers of UV bed. The salon also offers UV-free options such as the automated Mystic HD booth, which is loaded with four different shades of tanning pigment, all of which seep into skin through the use of heated rays. Clients can choose to deepen tans with a range of Devoted Creations tanning accelerators, or simply heighten a tan's contrast with surgically implanted angel wings or the salon's BleachBright teeth-whitening kits.
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.
Ralphann Forrest has worked as a beauty expert for over 22 years. She is a Licensed Esthetician/Esthetics Instructor and MAC Pro Makeup Artist. She is also the Editor/Director of Beyond Beauty Magazine, an upcoming Bridal Hair & Makeup publication. Clients include the Miss America Organization, Barbizon Modeling School, John Robert Powers, and more.
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.