After spending her early years rifling through her mother's makeup bag, owner Martha Sznoluch pursued a career as an aesthetician, working as a skincare adviser for Estée Lauder and a certified laser technician. Drawing on her 13 years of experience in the industry, including postgraduate certifications from The International Dermal Institute in Washington, DC, Martha opened 'Ohana Skincare & Makeup Studio in 2010 to perform services ranging from microdermabrasions to waxing treatments. Martha and her staff wield handpicked skincare products and peels by Skin Therapeutics and Bionet Esthetics when administering custom facials. The expert eyes of the studio's beauty mavens ensure that faces possess the desired natural makeup look in special-occasion makeup sessions, which help a bride's natural beauty shine through showers of rice or an unexpected rain of cornhusks.:m]]
The saying "If you want something done right, do it yourself" rings true for for the staff at Sarvanas Beauty?who, unsatisfied with current serums on the market, decided to create their own line of skincare. Sarvanas Mantra combines botanical ingredients with the latest skincare technology, resulting in products that both nourish and improve complexions. These serums may be used in tandem with any number of high-tech services, from microdermabrasions to collagen-boosting ultrasonic treatments. Trained specialists also turn their hand to enhancing natural beauty with eyebrow threading, makeup applications, henna tattoos, and a vast variety of lashes that are customized for each client. The beauty spa has several convenient locations to choose from, all of which maintain a high level of pampering.
In addition to its namesake plate, Black Tuna serves seafood, pasta, salads, and American cuisine. Start with an order of eponymous blackened-tuna bites ($10), or hunt for the elusive spicy battered jumbo buffalo shrimp ($10). Local favorites, neighbored with a salad and choice of veggie side (garlic mash, steak fries, baked potato, or veggie special), offer up numerous opportunities to fill your internal torso purse. Try tuna either blackened and Cajun drizzled ($19) or pan seared with parmesan, basil, mushrooms, and lump crab meat ($20). Non–fin fans will appreciate the chicken penne pasta ($13) swimming in creamy alfredo or the rib eye peering out from behind a curtain of caramelized onions ($22).
We have been open since 1986 in the heart of Ghent. We pride ourselves in our ability to serve our clients with 110%. Our staff, which consists of three stylists and one apprentice, is fully educated with on going training in their field. We promise you will be in great hands no matter what you are here for.
Signature Service: Braids, Natural Haircare, Cosmetics
Brands Used: Kanekalon Hair, 100% Brazilian Hair, Marley Hair, Mary Kay
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Good for Kids: Yes
Pro Tip: Bring an interesting book to read to help you to pass time, because braids are time consuming.
Fashionable hairstyles are constantly changing. How do you keep up-to-date on popular trends?
I am constantly learning new braid techniques through seminars and paid videos to keep up with new trends. I host a blog that provides free vital information on haircare, skincare, and nutritional needs to help clients upkeep their beauty regimens.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Soon to come to Braids by Jessica is a more varied stock of extension hair for styles so that clients don't have to bring their own extension hair, a Mary Kay cosmetic inventory, and an additional braid assistant to provide for a faster one-stop shop experience for your haircare, makeup, and extension hair selection needs.
Do you do natural hairstyles? If so, what services do you offer?
Cornrows, dreadlocs, flat twist, kinky twist, and individual braids/plaits, all with or without extensions, as well as tree braids, crochet braids, senegalese twist, fishtail braids, and box braids, all with extensions.
Sundays Blue Box Tanning Resort's fleet of European-imported tanning equipment polishes pallid epidermal canvases into glowing, copper sculptures. Sun Angel photoelectric sensors analyze guests' skin tones to calculate the optimal temperature and time needed to bronze bodily temples without overbaking them. A bouquet of herbal body washes and creamy lotions from Jordan Rae, Signature, and Ed Hardy enhance clients' natural-looking copper hues. In addition to tanning services, Sundays? team helps guests lose inches and ease pain with PhysEdge Fit infrared body wraps, which work in tandem with the Fit Booster mineral spray to burn up to 1400 calories. Early morning and evening hours at all of Sundays' 18 locations ensure guests will never again be mistaken for a scared polar bear.