Experienced makeup artist and lash extender Carina Brooks King helms Beauty by Carina, where the licensed-and-insured specialist offers a variety of beauty services. She offers her own line of eyelash extensions, which she applies onsite at clients? homes. She also offers makeup services, waxing, eyebrow shaping, and nailcare and art.
Helmed by a triumvirate of dedicated doctors, the experienced staff at Bella Vita Medi Spa & Salon tends to guests inside its more than 5,000-square-foot med spa with a diverse menu of cosmetic, spa, and salon services. Ornate mirrors and artwork line the warm-hued walls, surrounding aestheticians as they revitalize faces and bodies in private treatment rooms or style coifs with products in the salon area. Their laser services do battle with fine lines and cellulite, and a range of cosmetic injections helps to undo the effects of aging or playing Sudoku in the dark.
Glass-globe lights hang from the ceiling inside Vamp Hair Studio, a salon located conveniently close to dining destinations and bars in Thornton Park. Beneath those globes, stylists trim hair into chic styles, infuse strands with flattering color, and smooth frizz with Brazilian blowouts. Clients can request a glaze treatment with any of these services to instantly get the look of shimmering, healthy hair.
Chocolate Salon & Spa's coiffure clippers reinvent human plumage with custom haircuts, intensive conditioning treatments, and vibrant feather extensions. Spiff up follicles with a set of two multichromatic feather hair extensions available in three lengths. Expertly woven into tresses in fewer than 20 minutes by the salon’s deft stylists, feathers imbue hair with the flair necessary to wow onlookers at weddings or trick bouncers at peacock-only night clubs. Clients can sport the reusable wisps for up to six weeks, safely flat-ironing or curling them for added texture. Or don an alter ego during the salon’s three-part haircut. After infusing hair with strand-softening conditioner, stylists prune split ends, flyaways, and lonely creeper vines with precision snips. A blowdry follows, manipulating manes into wash-and-wear coifs.
Sisters Jennifer Williams and Michelle Malquist save their clients time not by cutting corners, but by drawing lines. Having trained at the Academy of Cosmetic Arts and Sciences, the two micropigmentologists now apply permanent makeup to eyebrows, eyelids, and lips, a procedure that both accentuates clients? features and reduces the length of their primping routines. The sisters? services focus on creating symmetry and introducing complementary colors; they can fill in thinning brow arches, trace natural-looking tones over lashes, and even out or add volume to lips. It all starts during consultations, when the artists determine each client's unique aesthetic and draw preliminary outlines with a pen for approval. The final results make it so clients don?t have to deal with smears anymore, though if they choose they can achieve bolder looks by layering regular cosmetics onto the permanent designs, or by pretending they?re surprised all the time.
"I breathe, sleep, and have an obsession with hairdressing," admits seasoned stylist Susan Hardesty. Susan's passionate enthusiasm serves her well in the salon, where she draws from this intense dedication to transform hair with an array of styling services. She treats clients to luxurious scalp massages before snipping up new styles and taming frizz with conditioning treatments from premium product lines such as Kenra and Pureology. She also adorns hair with colorful feather extensions, lacy ribbons, and glamorous tinsel. To top it all off, Susan can expertly frame faces in both natural-looking and creative highlights, as she is particularly skilled at coloring treatments. The versatile beautician also extends her expertise to makeup, offering application services and makeup lessons that teach her clients how to recreate looks on their own.