"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.
The stylists at Hair Emporium cut and color tresses, creating looks that are refined, bold, dramatic, or artfully sculpted into a sombrero—whatever suits the client's fancy. They use professional products from lines such as Moroccan Oil and NEVO, 100% vegan shampoos, and conditioning treatments that come in biodegradable packaging.
The trained technicians at Absolute Beauty revitalize facescapes with artfully applied facial procedures utilizing sophisticated technologies. Microcurrent facials fight off fine lines with safe electrical impulses, tapping out orders to muscles in Morse code to firm up and increase the production of collagen, temporarily tightening the face after one treatment and building muscle memory after several more. Ultrasound facials shiver off dead cells with an exfoliating high-tech hum, ultimately opening up skin for rejuvenating hydration and moisturizing. In addition to treating faces to space-age pampering, Absolute Beauty supplements epidermal diets with vitamin C enzyme applications in every treatment.
Fashion trends are always evolving. That's why the dedicated stylists of The Parlor Salon undergo extensive additional training with top design houses such as Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon, and Wella to keep their skills sharp and their repertoire diverse enough to meet the styling needs of any client. The salon harnesses Bumble and bumble products to keep hair smooth when styling it into a new ‘do or to recall fond styling-chair memories during complimentary bang trims between appointments. Many of the stylists bear training in cutting-edge treatments, such as Liscio Japanese retexturing and Platinum Seamless hair extensions, which use high-quality Remy cuticle hair to create faultless extensions that are undetectable to the eye, the touch, and the carnival's "Hair must be this long to ride" signs. Whether clients come in for a quick wax or a full day of styling, coloring, and makeup services, they're free to savor a bevy of complimentary refreshments.
In Gloss Salon, local art adds a touch of creative inspiration to the space’s chic, slate-gray walls. Amid the paintings, Tara Kienbaum draws from her 10 years of skincare experience to swiftly lift clients' unwanted fuzz with European wax, prepping them for swimsuit season and the summer of streakin'. Tara's fellow staffers, meanwhile, put their continuous education to use as they concoct on-trend cuts and imbue locks with even color or dimension-bending highlights. While they focus on salon and skincare services, the Gloss Salon also strives to improve the community by donating 10% of all product sales to local nonprofits and charities.
As part of the salon team at Selah—which comes from the Hebrew word for "pause"—Corinna Rose performs an extensive selection of salon treatments supported by research on the most current styles and techniques. She specializes in cuts and color, and can adjust hair hues with all-over color gloss or meticulously placed highlights. There are also texturizing treatments, such as body waves and keratin infusions, as well as weave and extension applications that are more en vogue than a powdered wig or a salted cornrow.