Master stylist Tomika Gordon began her career as a styling educator for Hype World Int. and catapulted herself into the beauty industry, eventually being featured in the pages of Xtreme Hairstyles Magazine. At Salon Lofts, the 20-year veteran gives hairdos professional overhauls with sleek haircuts, coloring services, and treatments such as perms and extensions. She also specializes in eyelash services, and preps brides, prom-goers, and decorative cacti for their big days with special-event hairstyling.
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Integrated Touch & Bodywork's skilled and licensed technicians deftly remove unwanted hair from nether regions, keeping areas bare for swimsuit season. Delicate hands daub targeted areas with soy wax, which locks on to the follicle fillers and enables quick removal of the hair all the way down to the roots. Lasting approximately 45–60 minutes, the process leaves a parcel of smooth skin that can remain sleek up to four weeks, easily enough time to infiltrate the secret mannequin cabal.
Offering a wide range of skincare and waxing services for men and women, Jolie Laide owner Jillian Brice and her skilled staff streamline skinsuits like a fleet of human Zambonis. Clients can choose to gloss over their lifemobile components with a 45-minute back purifying ($35), 20-minute eye treatment ($15), 45-minute skin therapy session ($75), and more. You can also apply your Groupon toward more pronounced pampering such as an aromatherapy saltscrub ($120) or an enzymatic mudwrap ($135). Being cocooned in super-mud (known in the biz as "beauty filth") also gives you more time to appreciate Jolie Laide's inviting atmosphere, spacious facilities, gentle pastel colors, and touches of retro décor.
Zuleykha Howard practically has nail polish running through her veins. As a child, she grew up helping out around her mother's beauty salon stocking supplies, greeting guests, and teaching the nail files to play fetch. This is just part of the experience she brings to Studio Elements, where she specializes in a natural nail care, gel shellac, mani-pedis, and freehand nail art. Clients may also solicit Zuleykha's hair-removal expertise for a waxing and threading session.
For more than 24 years, Exquisite Design Salon–owner Kathi Borror has helmed a team of stylists in beautifying their clientele. The full-service salon's menu appends haircuts and color treatments with nine nail services for both acrylic and natural nails, so clients can pamper hands and feet with paraffin waxes and polish changes. Beauty techs lavish bodies with botanical products from Paul Mitchell and OPI, which all boast Mother Nature as a shareholder.