Originally an interior designer and color coordinator, Nisha realized she was meant to design hair when her cousin's makeup artist fell ill the day of her wedding and Nisha stepped in to save the day. She already had the fundamentals??her interior design experience taught her to listen to the client, visualize the whole picture, and customize. It's now 20 years since that wedding and Nisha's still at it at Nisha's Salon. She's hand picked a team of aestheticians and stylists, and together they design and color hair in a way that embellishes each client's individual features such as the shape of their face and the color of their eyes. They also offer facials, waxing, and makeup.
Ana Gutierrez-Aleman has long been a fan of the Confucius quote "choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." And after a decade-long career in hair, it's her own personal gospel. Ana co-helms Cowboys & Angels Hair Studio with friend and stylist Ashlie De Crosta––a graduate of the prestigious Paul Mitchell hairstyling school and a fellow enthusiast for all things coiffure. The duo cut the hair of women (dubbed "angels"), and wrangle men ("cowboys") in a barbicide lasso during styling sessions.
Within the confines of Alex Burton Salons, Christina trims, teases, and styles tresses. She has been in the salon industry for more than three decades and specializes in color correction treatments that hide the evidence of dye-job mishaps or highlights that attract lovesick zebras. Christina also adds volume and bounce to hair, or "cheveux" in French, with perms or smoothes out frizz with straightening treatments.
Ebony is a skilled stylist with more than 13 years of experience, which she puts to use when pampering clients at Salon Phenomenal Woman. In her eyes, every woman who walks through her salon door is phenomenal, and it's her personal mission to bring that out through custom cut and color services. Guests may also request luxurious eyelash extensions, which offer a voluminous look without the mess of mascara.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
For more than two decades, hairstylist André "Dré" Netters has adhered to one beauty goal above all else: to provide clients with hairstyles that can be easily recreated without compromising the integrity of their hair. And as a Toni & Guy graduate, master educator, and childhood-doll hairstylist, the New Orleans native has been able to continually achieve this goal using the latest trends and techniques. Dré sculpts men's and women's manes with services ranging from precision cuts to silk wraps that employ Affirm and Design Essentials products. To customize her services to each customer, Dré also employs specialized services, from hair replacement to treatments for irritated scalps.