At Wig It2, stylists view natural hair as nothing more than a jumping-off point. Lisa, the resident wig expert, and Stefanie, a nimble-fingered master of braiding, install human-hair extensions to suit clients' tastes. Taking fullness, texture, color, and length into account, they fashion natural-looking coifs with the addition of microlink extensions or sturdy sew-in tufts. Patrons who want to overhaul their image in time for the annual country-wide yearbook photos can choose from a host of lace wigs styled sleek and straight, curly, or wavy.
For more than a decade, Engy has thoroughly arched clients' eyebrows and removed unwanted facial hair. She conducts each session using organic egyptian cotton balls before ending with an organic rose-water toner. These days, she hones her threading craft in the spacious, high-ceilinged salon of Jayson Zarcone, whose team of stylists enlivens 'dos with cuts, highlights, keratin treatments, and the full line of TIGI haircare products. Elsewhere, the salon's resident aesthetician enriches epidermises with acne facials and anti-aging facials to smooth wrinkles and self-conscious accordions.
Lisa Lewis knows how to work a brush. With the skills of Monet, she paints fingernails in bright hues with artistic touches, which include sparkly flowers, zebra prints, and the coat of every animal that boarded Noah’s ark. She also adds some va va voom to faces with mink eyelash extensions applied to existing fringe one lash at a time.
At Hair By Jamie Marie at Jessi B's Salon & Boutique, Jamie skillfully wields her shears to primp and beautify locks, bringing a deeply ingrained passion for hair to her work. She can perform men's and women's cuts and styles or add pop to manes with all-over color applications. Like that person who changes mannequins' wigs, she also removes hair. Her specialties include brow, lip, and chin waxing.
At Hairology, the friendly staff puts clients at ease with careful consultations before slapping skulls with chic styles. Clients can dictate tastes with the salon's picture book of styles, through verbal language, or with photographs of their desired 'do frolicking in the wild. Once they've torn down the scaffolding and unveiled the majestic façade of cuticular couture, scissor mavens offer expert guidance for keeping up headifices, allowing clients to maintain composure and reframe their style in the face of 95 mph straight-line winds or the playful tussling of overenthusiastic in-laws.
Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.