At Gem-N-I Creations, cosmetologist Keonne Sullivan-Johnson has one goal: send her clients out the door looking even better than they did when they arrived. Keeping up on the latest trends in cuts and color, she brings up-to-date knowledge to her consultations with her clients. Then, she sets out with her shears to tame and style the landscape of each coiffure. Sullivan-Johnson is also well-versed in the art of hair extensions and sewn weaves. She's even adept at makeup application for special events or nights on the town spent library hopping.
Jerome Terry knew at a young age he had a talent for styling hair. He started out playing the role of barber for friends, then expanded his skill set by enrolling in beauty school. Now a licensed stylist at Mastershearz, Jerome spends each day doing what he loves—helping women feel their most beautiful with cutting-edge designs, extensions, and blowouts for both natural and treated hair. He also wields Syntonics products to create fanciful updos for special occasions, be it a wedding, prom, or warm, sunny Tuesday.
Under the guidance of master barber Paul Johnson, the staff at Hair Fetish Barber Shop and Salon makes over men and women with sleek new hairstyles. Men can watch sports on high-definitions TVs while getting a quick cut and shave, and women can unwind with colors, cuts, and styles in a separate salon area. The shop’s barbers and stylists trim hair in a spacious facility with tile flooring and a wraparound mirror obscuring red walls and facial blemishes.
New York Dominican Beauty Salon evokes big-city glamour in its cozy Randallstown salon. After haircuts, stylists can blow out hair into flyaway-free ’dos and add all-over color or highlights. The salon can also straighten and smooth hair with keratin treatments or lengthen it with weaves and medieval incantations.
Beneath damask-patterned walls and soft curtains, red poufs give guests a cushy surface on which to try on the shoes they’ve plucked from the swank store’s glossy, white shelves. In addition to housing a wide selection of shoes, which ranges from heel-free flats to pumps designed to lend wearers a competitive edge in slam-dunk contests, staffers fill the often-rotating inventory with trendy accoutrements such as jewels, cheetah prints, and handbags accented with grommets and charms. They also sling unique pieces of jewelry, including demure pearl earrings and spiked bracelets.
They host a ladies' night every month, inviting clients to peruse new styles while sampling crudités and other treats.
La Bella Salon owner Michele Daniels's handpicked staff of stylists wields Paul Mitchell products to snip and style coifs in a sunlit, hardwood-floored space. Wielding skills honed at monthly training sessions, they'll bond or sew in extensions, weave braids, and highlight hair with bold color as clients recline in sleek chrome salon chairs. Alternatively, aestheticians wax fuzz from faces or revivify visages with antioxidant-packed chocolate treatments, tightening collagen masks, and deep-cleansing serums during a medley of facials.