Fashion runways, magazine photo shoots, and red-carpet events are pressure-cookers for stylists, but Lisa of Vola Salon isn't scared. This self-employed mom of two pours a decade of such experiences into every bride she soothes and beautifies, whether its for a real wedding or a magazine photo shoot for Real Weddings. She and her staff also paint faces before portrait sessions and travel to homes to do wedding hair and makeup or trim the branches on topiary art.
"I want to make this world beautiful, inside and out," says Courtney Hurley, owner of Ravished Beauties. She strives toward this goal armed with lipsticks, blushes, and eyelash extensions, primping brides-to-be, models, and the doppelgangers that live inside mirrors. At Ravished Beauties, she teaches aspiring makeup artists the tricks of the trade and oversees a team of stylists and aestheticians who prettify clients hair and nails in addition to their skin, grooming guests with individual salon services as well as pampering packages.
Within walking distance of the shops and restaurants in downtown Auburn, Ti Amo Spa is a wellness and beauty center devoted to helping clients relax and look and feel beautiful. Here, staffers administer facials, waxing, body scrubs, and makeup applications amid a quiet and luxurious ambiance. Come in for a microdermabrasion treatment or have a detoxifying body wrap to escape the stresses of everyday life.