Experienced stylist Becki Bryce lavishes personal attention on coifs with the Chi Enviro American Smoothing Treatment, whose formaldehyde-free formula tames curly or unruly strands for up to four months. The system supplies hair with amino acids, proteins, and hypnotic whispers, adding shine and silkiness as it eliminates up to 95% of frizz. During the 90-minute appointment, Becki applies the smoothing treatment and locks in the formula's bonding power with a flat iron. Patrons leave the salon with a take-home kit that includes Chi shampoo, conditioner, and a silk serum to help to keep tresses as smooth as Tony Bennett on ice skates.
Stylist Nikki Ransford has been involved in nearly every aspect of the salon industry, from teaching at beauty schools in San Diego to styling hair for charity events and fashion shows with Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and Nordstrom. She uses every bit of these experiences at Studio 7, where she cuts, colors, and styles coifs, with a focus on maintaining the health of hair. Although Nikki has almost 10 years of experience as a stylist, she never stops learning. Keeping up with the industry through ongoing education is at the very top of her priorities—in the course of her career, she's taken classes through Aveda, Schwarzkopf, and Bumble and bumble.
Epic Inc. Paul Mitchell Focus Salon owner Stacey Norris has dedicated 17 years to honing her salon skills through Paul Mitchell Systems. Both an educator and a stylist, she's equally capable of creating a new look for a client or teaching a younger stylist to do the same. At Epic Inc., Stacey and her staff groom guests with haircuts, waxing services, and more than a dozen specific options for hair color and highlights.
Self-employed stylist Corinne Burton has spent more than 20 years enjoying her work. And her work is all about hair: using permanent hair color, feather extensions, and keratin treatments to help transform clients' looks. She also cuts and styles men's and women's hair for simple yet effective transformations, with a little help from top products such as Paul Mitchell, Matrix, and Pravana.
Jennifer Weldon uses her hair-shearing skills to give her clients cuts that reflect their personality. She also imbues strands with new hues via Scruples and Redken professional coloring products or leftover Easter egg dye. When not behind a salon chair, Jennifer expands her hair-industry knowledge by regularly attending a variety of continuing education courses.