As a 14-year veteran of the beauty industry, owner Tawny Gray of Glam Couture Salon—a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon—bestows her beauty knowledge on her team of dedicated nail techs, aestheticians, and stylists, who also keep skills fresh with continuing education. Positive energy flows through the brightly lit salon and spa as stylists use Paul Mitchell products to reprimand rebellious split ends, frizz, and bangs that got too cozy with eyebrows. Aestheticians leave epidermises silky smooth with body waxing sessions, and nail techs spruce up finger and toe tips with OPI, Venique, and CND Shellac polish that can be applied in solid layers or decorative designs.
Waxing expert Ashly Clinger frees men and women from unwanted stubble in her homey studio, Face & Body Skin Care Retreat. She is such a pro at this form of depilation that she has recorded an instructional DVD to teach aspiring waxers the techniques and theory of her craft. Her website educates clients with tips such as avoiding caffeine for 12 hours before the appointment or how to write a nice breakup letter to the unwanted body hair. As a licensed aesthetician, Ashly also performed facials, body scrubs, and ear candling.
Jesse Daniel Salon’s lineup of savvy stylists tame tresses with the Keratin Coppola hair-straightening treatment. Amid the salon’s black, white, and red décor, experienced stylists infuse follicles with a keratin-rich formula that soothes and relaxes strands without the hassle of singing them a full catalog of lullabies. The treatment defrizzes and uncurls all manner of manes, leaving behind soft, shiny curtains of hair more manageable than a newborn robot.
The professional staff at Sandy’s Threading & Beauty banishes unwanted hair in quick visits with expert waxing and threading services. Clients discuss aesthetic desires for their brows, which may involve accenting peepers with ultra-thin streaks or shaping tufts into an upside-down mustache to complete optical-illusion costumes. Aestheticians ensnare stray hairs between strands of thread, leaving eyebrows even and clearly defined. For the bikini wax, clients recline as aestheticians apply warm wax to quickly and efficiently remove unwanted hair.
Nova Vita's attentive, masterly aestheticians will pamper you with a double-whammy of beautification. Start off with Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressured technique, which is the most popular type of knead. It uses long, connective strokes and precise pressure to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, relieve physical tension, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché.