At E-Clips Salon & Boutique, each stylist's workstation is packed with an array of styling tools and professional products for an extensive repertoire of aesthetic services. Bottles of Paul Mitchell and Redken coloring products sit alongside assorted scissors and hair clippers, and drawers abound with feather extensions, waxing products, and colorful nail polishes. Committed to beautifying customers in their entirety, the team of stylists also oversees an onsite boutique, where racks of chic blouses, flowery dresses, and designer jeans make it an ideal venue for fashion hunting or games of pin the tail on the mannequin.
The staff at File-U-Fancy strives to create nail artistry that looks beautiful and wears well. Nail tech Erica McComb specializes in durable acrylic nails and Shellac gel polish that resists chipping for up to two weeks. She and the team can also triple-prime nails and finish traditional mani-pedis with a long-lasting gel topcoat. They enhance treatments with products such as fragrant cucumber massage lotion, a brown-sugar-and-honey scrub, and a marine mineral bath that readies feet for walking along the beach or rappelling down the side of an office building.
Studio 54 Salon has been operating since 1997, but the staff stay abreast of new trends and styling methods through continuing education. The styling team animates its regular training with such products as Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatments, Matrix Biolage shampoos and conditioners, and Mirabella cosmetics. When they aren’t cutting, coloring, styling, or conditioning hair, the staff can be found rendering facials, tanning skin, or applying makeup to statues for practice.
For evidence of the keen style sense of Taylor D'Shaw Salon’s beauticians, take a look at the staff members' hairdos. The cropped or flowing coifs include luscious waves of blond, bouncy auburn curls, and trendy side-swept bangs. The staff's styling prowess infuses the homey salon and spills into a vast array of services, including flattering cuts and professional coloring treatments that use Pureology products. At the manicure station, nail techs sculpt and adorn nails with glimmering gel polish. The whole beautifying production takes place in a cozy space where bright-yellow walls, rustic wood vanities, and a lack of live amateur musicians playing '80s glam-band hits on the kazoo create a relaxed, intimate atmosphere.
Cameo College's gifted students pamper façades under the supervision of aesthetic experts while soothing music wafts over a salt-water aquarium, fueling the meditative tendencies of patrons. During the 90-minute body treatments. brown-sugar crystals slough away dry cells, leaving hides as smooth and sweet as Willy Wonka attempting to avoid a factory inspection. A steam bath in the hydrotherapy capsule then restores each pore to showroom splendor with a cloak of dewy warmth. The budding aesthetician gently massages a fragrant vanilla body moisturizer into skin, simultaneously promoting lymphatic circulation and sending tender love notes to nostrils. A vanilla-cream lip mask soothes dry kissers, and a take-home dose of vanilla-mint lip moisturizer keeps them hydrated and ready to don costume mustaches made of mistletoe.
Now under new ownership, Beau Cheveux boasts a staff of experienced cosmetologists who transform lackluster lid covers into bountiful blinkers with professional eyelash extensions. The service makes lashes appear fuller and longer without makeup, and their waterproof quality makes them conducive to fluttering at fish or singing in the rain without the threat of mascara cheek stains. Adhered to the natural lash, extensions last six to eight weeks, at which point clients can opt to have them filled ($50+ extra) or let them shed with the natural lash cycle. Beau Cheveux's chic and elegant salon befits peeper pampering with floral arrangements and warm lighting to foster relaxation.
Echelon Edge Academy harnesses the evolving talents of its enthusiastic student stylists and apprentice aestheticians. In addition to executing hair, skin, and nail services, the academy's students ready physiques for barrel-wearing season with more advanced cellulite treatments and body wraps. The sleek, cozy facility exudes the hair-sprayed class of a high-end salon. Its emphasis on contemporary equipment and technique yields a high rate of success that’s unattainable with outdated instruments such as perm machines powered by exercise bikes. Echelon Edge Academy displays the professional-grade work of its students in collections such as the Pin-up Girls gallery.For information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit Echelon Edge Academy's website.