Tara Weld opened Hair Divine, LLC after she trained with the Paul Mitchell education system. It’s since become an established salon emphasizing modern styles—the professional staff members share 24 years of experience in the beauty industry and they channel every day of that time into each of their hair and body enhancements. Using KMS California and Paul Mitchell products, they can craft and style haircuts that flaunt vibrant colors like the king of Candyland flaunts his crown made of Skittles. You can also head to Hair Divine for make-up and waxing services; Tara, herself a licensed massage therapist as well as stylist, performs Swedish, hot stone, and prenatal massages.
After a free beauty consultation, the three tonsorial virtuosos at this Plainfield salon, located near the Metropolis Mall, can energize tired tresses with a cut ($28–$40) and 10-minute custom color ($55–$75) that complement a client's personal style. Shaggy heads can also opt for a 90-minute Brazilian Blowout, in which the loving embrace of special proteins will soothe the hair shaft's worries and cares, as well as its frizziness, for up to three months.
Megan Renee Beck and April Felty of Rebel Angels Hair Studio add feather hair extensions to their existing plethora of colorizing and keratin treatments. Upon choosing their desired plumage, clients placidly recline for 30 minutes as a beauty specialist crimps the adornments into place, allowing them to be styled along with the natural strands. Maintenance includes a one-time resetting or removal of the quills for clients in need of general upkeep or a reprieve from roosting cockatiels.
The threading specialists at MinShu's Threaded Eyebrows possess more than half a century of experience and utilize an ancient South Asian technique to free facial pastures of unwanted hair. After cat's-cradling pieces of natural thread into an intricate formation, a threader will roll the looped cotton along clients' brows to emancipate hair follicles from a tightly browed grasp. In just about 15 minutes, the procedure can precisely sculpt eyebrows into mischievous arcs, complacent lines, or surrealistic M.C. Escher staircases without the use of needles, chemicals, lasers, or hot wax. Patrons can expect to maintain their newly styled, peach-fuzz-free vision protectors for as long as two to four weeks.
Avery Bella Hair Studio, a venture run by a mother-daughter pair, specializes in bold and whimsical haircuts. The licensed stylists wield products from Joico and Pravana as they remodel manes, evicting frizz with keratin blowouts, adding extensions for voluminous length, and fashioning event-ready updos. Their color treatments range from subtle highlights to striking ombre looks, which can fade ends into vibrant purples and pinks. In addition to haircare, the salon treats clients to classic and Shellac mani-pedis as well as makeup applications and facial waxing. Avery Bella Hair Studio is flanked by Pink Diva Jewels Etc., a fashion-jewelry boutique that adds shimmer to ensembles more effectively than a dress covered in bike reflectors.
In every private tanning room at Sun Spot, a shelf and hangers ensconce clothes and satchels. Shoes flop to the floor next to comfortable seating, slipping from the feet of patrons adjusting the volume on personal AM/FM stereos-CD players before the UV bed coaxes out melanin. The UV beds range across six levels of tanning power and sport adjustable body fans so guests can stay cool or find an excuse to redesign the north wing of a house of cards. A parade of clients wanders from VersaSpa booths, which darken skin with a bronzing elixir infused with custom color and moisturizer designed to hide the effects of aging. Slipping out past swaying bamboo plants, visitors pass beneath infrared slimming machines and glass shelves that brim with a rainbow of sun-luring lotions from Norvell and Devoted Creations.