Featured on Channel 2's Fix Me Friday, Rebelle by Tootsie's trusses up its clients using astute eyes and an edgy aesthetic. Amid Rebelle's carmine walls and beneath a battery of gilded chandeliers, a crew of creative stylists twists hair, paints nails, and transforms clients into glowing paragons of beauty. Locks bathe luxuriously during a 15-minute shampoo and deep-conditioning treatment, wherein Mediceuticals products cleanse grease and extremely confused auto mechanics from hair, and then hydrate each strand for health and shine. A blow-dry banishes dampness from client manes and replaces it with a gleaming canvas as the skilled stylist's hands twist and brush hair into a creative masterpiece. The 30-minute style employs products by Kevin Murphy and Moroccon Oil to sculpt flattering coifs that reflect the personality and cranial capacity of each guest.
Owner Sunny Woodall's vision for Addiction Salon & Fitness Studio brings together beauty and fitness. Her team of dedicated beauticians and fitness instructors cultivate a friendly atmosphere as they lead exercisers through workout routines or touch up hair and faces.
Contemporary light fixtures illuminate crystal chandeliers around the salon's baroque interior. Clients can relax in a waiting area sheathed in purple damask wallpaper before heading to styling chairs, where beauticians transform locks into voluminous curls and makeup artists doll up faces with cosmetics and faux lashes.
In Addiction's fitness studio, clients tone muscles in piloxing and cardio barre sessions and take part in upbeat pole-dancing workouts, which are divided by skill level and ability to spin in perfect synchronization with the rotation of the earth. Groups of up to 15 can also join in the aerobic fun as they celebrate bachelorette parties and ladies' nights out with private lap-dancing workshops.
Permanent makeup artist Tahara Asad doesn’t want her clients to be nervous. She realizes the enduring nature of the service can make people apprehensive, so she always performs first-time applications conservatively to ensure that the initial results aren’t too drastic. Her soft, custom-blended colors complement lips, brows, and eyelines naturally, but if clients decide they want more saturation they have a 90-day window to have their makeup darkened at minimal cost.
Tahara, who is also a licensed aesthetician with more than 20 years of experience, takes equal care in administering her skincare treatments, which range from basic European facials to advanced glycolic peels. She urges all brides to schedule the galvanic facial the day before their wedding, as its amino acids, minerals, and mask imbue skin with a mesmerizing glow that causes caterers to forget to ask for money.
A sprightly space adorned with flowers, leather chairs, and the off-white glow of oriental partitions, Salon Adelante's inviting interior showcases the company's flair for aesthetics. The salon's staffers calls upon that same eye for good looks every day as they primp and prettify clients from head to toe with a dossier of services that include haircuts, colors, texturing, styling, mani-pedis, facials, and makeovers. As cosmeticians and stylists tend to broken fingernails or overgrown manes, massage therapists knead out tension during rubdowns that can be tailored to each client's needs. The aestheticians call upon cleansing and styling salves from top-notch brands such as Bioelements and Demalogica to fuel their feats of beautification.
The artists at Inkling Tattoo Gallery showcase their craft just as skillfully on customers' skin as they do on the canvas and paper adorned on the studio's walls. The tattoo shop, which hosts interactive art parties and comedy nights, also doubles as a working art gallery with a drawing and painting area. Inside, hand-drawn and painted pieces are brandished alongside custom tattoo designs. When inking skin, the crew can tattoo stylized text, floral patterns, and realistic portraiture that commemorates loved ones and retired newscasters with equal aplomb.
More than a thousand years have passed since healers learned that illnesses could be cured through stimulation of certain body parts. A wide array of frameworks developed for how best that healing should be brought about. Licensed acupuncturist Winston Wang has taken components of these frameworks to craft his own: understand the patient's condition, set up a treatment plan, and test it. At Orange Acupuncture, clients can seek Winston's techniques to treat maladies ranging from depression and insomnia to seasonal allergies.