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.
Inside this European-style salon, a skilled team of stylists use high-quality products to renovate clients’ hair, skin, and nails. Stylists craft trendy dos with Enjoy, Moroccan Oil, Colure Hair Care, and Big Sexy Hair products as well as stimulate thinning strands with Nioxin products. Additionally, the team removes unwanted hair with heated wax and keeps digits looking polished with relaxing mani-pedis.
Brother and sister team Linh and Tam Nguyen train students in the art of hair, nail, and skin care at Advance Beauty College. Their student stylists demonstrate their talents at the college’s salon and spa, cutting and coloring coifs using Matrix products and pampering skin with Dermalogica products. Before facials, trainees give clients a complimentary skin-mapping analysis, aiming to ensure that treatments target problem areas from dry skin and fine lines to acne or bits of toilet paper glued to one’s cheeks. They also provide nail services and whether it’s a pedicure, shellac manicure, or nail-art application, techs use brand-new nail files, buffers, and orangewood sticks on each client.