No matter hair's type or condition, the experienced stylists at Star Struck Styles can fashion dos into tiptop shape. Inside the sleek multicultural salon, the styling team sets to work on strands using high-quality products from Paul Mitchell, Joico, and KeraCare. Clients can opt for a wide array of cuts, color treatments, and extensions, as well as other pampering services, such as mani-pedis and facials. To maintain its serene environment, kids are only permitted inside the salon if they are receiving beauty treatments or standing on each others' shoulders in an oversized trench coat.
Though eyelashes are quite small, learning to apply them can be quite a big undertaking. Each aesthetician at SOHO Lashes has endured numerous hours of training through Xtreme Lashes, learning how to darken and lengthen eye fringe in a manner that is comfortable, natural looking, and safe for the eyelashes. Available in various lengths and colors, the synthetic strands are applied one by one using a lightweight, waterproof adhesive that doesn't touch the skin. And since the false lashes are bonded to the real ones, they fall out in accordance with the natural growth cycle. Depending on the desired fullness, application can take anywhere from one to two and a half hours to complete; though afterward, clients can look forward to saving time each morning since they won't need to apply mascara or perk up limp lashes with a daily pep talk.
In addition to applying lash extensions, the aestheticians enhance features with more traditional cosmetics and remove unwanted hairs with waxing services. Groups of gals can come in for bridal makeovers or to get ready for other big events, such as school dances where everyone just stands around awkwardly.
The aestheticians at Cheri's Skin & Nail Boutique profess an unwavering commitment to customer happiness?and they back it up with services such as the hot-spring honey pedicure. At the outset of this invigorating treatment, the beauty professionals submerge feet in a citrus-honey soak. Then, they massage lower legs with a grainy sugar paste, hydrate feet with a butter moisturizer, and swipe away any excess product with towels warmed with the tiniest drop of hot lava.
From start to finish, every treatment at Cheri's Skin & Nail Boutique integrates a similar level of care and attention. Moreover, whether the technicians perform a basic brow wax or a multistep facial, they reach for professional-grade products that yield visible results.
Blowout Salon’s purple accent walls contrast a primarily black-and-white interior. Cushy black leather couches and zebra-print chairs create comfortable havens where clients—men, women, and children—await tidying or beautifying services. Despite this elegant tricolored decor, the most stylish area of the salon is still its simplest: the salon chair, whose glistening black leather conjures thoughts of Elvis’s slick, beguiling ’do, the stunning silk of a tuxedo lapel, or the ability not to stand while getting your hair cut. At these cushy cathedrae, professionals shape, style, and color heads using products from brands such as Moroccanoil. And when the staff isn't snipping strands or applying keratin smoothing treatments, they can accent natural features at a makeup bar and wax away unwanted hair.
Nava's Hair Studio's Facebook page reads like a beauty magazine, offering tips on such things as how to prevent hair from frizzing in the summer (keep hair properly hydrated so it won't absorb moisture in the air and swell) and how to build volume at the crown while keeping the rest of the hair sleek (apply mousse roots to ends, put hair in a ponytail on the top of your head, release when dry). The page is so informative because Nava's head stylist and owner, Ofelia, has been working in the industry for more than 20 years. Plus, she constantly travels the country seeking advanced knowledge on such things as how to cut hair based on facial structure and how to hide a third eye with dramatic bangs.
At her studio, Ofelia and her team of stylists keep locks looking spiffy with face-flattering cuts, Brazilian blowouts, and highlights and lowlights. They also beautify clients with waxing services and lash and brow tints.
At IDOLIZE Brows and Beauty, beauty professionals trade in hot wax for a simple piece of thread, all for the sake of healthier skin. By twisting and turning the sturdy fiber across brows, lips, and chins, the beauty experts can remove and shape facial hair with greater precision and without irritating the skin. IDOLIZE, previously known as The Brow, was recognized for its quick, expertly done threading treatments by Charlotte Magazine's Best of the Best awards in 2012.