Stylist Kristi Inskeep transforms tresses within Karizma Salon's vibrantly colored atmosphere. Skillful cuts and all-over color or highlights leave clients with a youthful-looking noggin, more confident strut, and a plethora of compliments from friends, strangers, and the insides of hats. An eyebrow waxing carefully shapes arches into a comely configuration to better accessorize peepers as they take in Karizma's cheerful confines. Neon hues pop from every vertical surface as a black and white checkerboard floor cushions steps and provides a battlefield for human-sized reenactments of Kasparov's greatest matches.
At Blaze Color Salon, skilled stylists revamp hairdos with a litany of services and Blaze's own line of vegan products. Guests can arrive prepared with a magazine clip of their desired look, pick one on the spot from the shop's style book, or opt to model their cut after the neighborhood bearded dragon. Either way, a professional scissors wielder snips away excess or troublesome strands, giving fickle manes an aesthetic purpose. During the blow-dry and finishing session, the stylist employs curling-iron or flatiron techniques before keeping scalp noodles in place with a serving of humidity-resistant, sunscreen-infused product.
Since 2008, the deft employees at Perfect Brow Bars have been manicuring arches with ancient Asian threading techniques. Stationed in malls throughout the central U.S., they welcome guests to stores and kiosks where string and manual finesse, rather than wax or tweezers, uproot unwanted facial hair. The method twists thread along the strands to methodically pull them from follicles with minimal discomfort. This approach reduces the risk of redness and ingrown hairs while forcing former unibrows to become wistful pen pals. Staff members can clear brows, sideburns, chins, and other facial zones of bothersome fuzz for a neatly groomed look.
Airbrush technician Brooke has spent the last five years transforming pallid bodies into bronzed statues. She creates a custom formula for each of her clients inside Enve Salon, and can also take her equipment on the road for mobile airbrushing parties inside homes or train depots.