The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
The staff at Full Face & Fabulous have a knack for makeup. Take owner and lead aesthetician Danielle Billingsley, for example. Though she originally worked behind a Bobbi Brown counter at Nordstrom, Danielle’s career skyrocketed when she became a freelance travel artist. Her work has since appeared in magazines and on the runways at fashion shows.
Full Face & Fabulous is more than just a makeup bar, however. There are plenty of other aesthetic services to choose from; clients can relax while they receive one of five different facials, add length to their lashes with eyelash extensions, or get rid of a persistent bunny tail with a waxing treatment. Danielle and her staff can also work with clients to set up bridal makeup services, waxing parties, and even life-coaching sessions.
Backed by a certificate in cosmetology, Tiffany Seymore shares her passion with clients as she transforms their looks with cuts, color, and deep-conditioning treatments at her salon, Style Essence Inc. She bonds or sews in extensions for a boost of volume and length and plays up facial features with professional makeup applications. She provides below-the-shoulder care with infrared body wraps that help slim waistlines and detoxify the body. Style Essence Inc.’s boutique complements new looks with a collection of bracelets, earrings, perfume, and makeup products, sending clients back into the world with more confidence than a professional baseball player stepping up to bat at a T-ball game.
A platform artist recognized across the country, Shakira Clark totes her talent and tools around the globe to craft dynamic looks in various trade shows and publications as well as for celebrity clientele. At The Beauty Bar, Clark takes an approach to styling that treats hair as a work of art, adding colors and extensions or shearing off split ends to create unique, fashion-forward looks for each of her clients. As an educator for several different companies, she helps other stylists develop a deeper knowledge of products and trends that can be used to realize a client's dream look or the bed head a client had when they dreamed up their dream look.
The waiting area at Cut-Doodles has something that most other salons don’t: dress-up clothes. That’s because Cut-Doodles is a children’s spa, and the clothes—like the healthy snack they receive when they arrive—makes kids feel welcome and comfortable. In fact, it’s touches like these that make Cut-Doodles a place that kids and their parents will look forward to going to. After every haircut, kids take home a toy and a balloon, and after a first haircut, parents take home a before-and-after photo keepsake. The staff also performs mani-pedis and mini-facials, which explains why so many old barbies tag along with their owners in the hopes of getting one.
At Premier Aesthetics and Laser Center of Cary, staffers aim to combat signs of aging with beauty-enhancing services. Before entering spacious, private treatment rooms, clients laze on plush brown-leather couches or soak up sun in an atrium populated by verdant plant life. During treatments, a certified practitioner performs cosmetic treatments using one of several high-tech mediums, including lasers, neurotoxins, and premium aesthetic agents.