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.
Marni Alisha graduated from the RTI School of Cosmetology and honed her skills for a decade before opening M.alisha & co. When she isn't manning her own salon floor, she travels throughout the country for styling gigs. Both in her presence and absence, Marni's staff offers services such as haircuts, coloring, smoothing, straightening, and bridal updos.
Spray-tan artist Annette Pate believes spray tanning should be easy. Apart from welcoming guests into her location at 10th Avenue Hair Designs, she carts her equipment to homes, businesses, and tanning parties, setting up her mobile tanning booth and customizing bronzing shades to each clients’ desired hue. Clients have only to hold still inside the booth and watch Annette’s smooth hands gradually bring their new muscle-enhancing glows to life.
Tara Thrasher, Studio Twenty-8's resident massage therapist, draws from more than 11 years of body-bolstering experience to battle deep-seated chronic pain and help patients relax with yoga techniques. During deep-tissue massage, the expert body guru analyzes clients' posture and customizes muscle-molding sessions to focus on chronic pain across the body's structural systems, as well as the telephone wires that connect muscles to the brain. Skilled hands target trigger points and ease tension with multiple stretching techniques, including those that focus on myofascial tissues. Due to the intensity of the massage, clients may require a few days to recover and practice all their body's newly programmed facial expressions.
At Elements Salon and Spa, Rob Jernigan not only allows experimentation—he encourages it. He pours his creativity and penchant for color into clients' hair to achieve a range of looks, from playful, classic bobs to long, luscious curls in varied hues. He specializes in color services, texturizing techniques, and keratin smoothing treatments. Regardless of what services he's performing, Rob always relies on professional products, so he sprinkles hair with salon-grade serums from TIGI, including its Bed Head and Catwalk lines.
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.