Stylist Ashlee Griggs zips throughout the Toledo area to glamorize gaggles of women in their own homes or carefully trims and tints tresses within the mint-green walls of her home base, Texxture a Salon. Before sculpting strands, Ashlee consults thoroughly with the client, poring over hairstyle photos and taking stock of each strand's tendency to curl during awkward first dates. An experienced Tigi colorist, Ashlee carefully calibrates highlights or all-over color, adding depth and shine to monochromatic hair. After color has set, Ashlee snips hair into a face-framing shape and locks it into place with a blow-dry and style. With help from new partner Erica Miller, Ashlee also whips out styling tools and makeup brushes to glamorize faces with an armada of liners and powders, which embellishes facial features for demurely posed wedding photos or showdowns with facial-recognition software in nearby grocery aisles.
Makeup artist Kristi Sadowski has been creating beautiful cosmetic looks for more than 15 years. Her hard work not only shows on the happy faces of her clients but also in the praise she has received on WeddingWire. It is with that dedication to her craft that she imbues her cosmetic skills onto others through makeup parties, makeup application for Sweet 16 parties and senior pictures, and her personal favorite, creating bridal makeup looks. Kristi also helps clients overhaul their makeup drawers by offering a Makeup 101 course, which allows her to purge unsuitable beauty products from medicine cabinets before taking them shopping for skin-type-appropriate lotions and serums that encourage a healthy, glowing complexion.
Ms. Ree cares about her clients beauty and their health. At Chic Salon & Spa, she uses certified organic, noncomedogenic products when providing hair services, nailcare, and waxing. She cuts and colors hair and enhances skin appeal with makeup application, ear piercing, and temporary glitter tattoos. She services both men and women, providing facial-hair-trimming services that also come with a scalp massage.
A Refinement Salon offers respite and relaxation with pampering beauty treatments. Services include hairstyling, mani-pedis, skincare, and makeup application. The staff also enhances eyes with lash extensions and smoothes skin with waxing.
The depilation artists at Brow Art 23's boutique produce carefully sculpted eyebrows and perform precision threading and waxing services. During their signature eyebrow-threading services, the boutique's technicians wield two threads over fuzzy body surfaces to pull out fine hairs or sculpt fuzz into neat shapes quickly and effortlessly. Their arsenal of eyebrow-pampering products also includes angled eyebrow brushes, stencils, and makeup to glam up bland brows and keep new looks fresh at home. Threading can also be done on other parts of the body besides the face, leaving any area smooth or remaining hair formed into the name Denise. The boutique also offers henna tattoos and eyelash extensions, rounding out its suite of beautifying services.
Between each plush pedicure chair at Fresh Nails & Spa stands a translucent screen, giving clients just enough privacy to relax during a pampering nail treatment. The staff’s goal is to create an atmosphere that’s just as peaceful for everyone who visits the spa, whether they seek manicures, acrylic sets, or shellac polish, which resists chips for up to two weeks or 14 scratch-fights with a honey badger. They also specialize in threading, which they use to shape eyebrows and remove unwanted facial hair.