Hair In Your Face's owner and head stylist Cassie Hall perfected her trade at Paul Mitchell schools, cultivating a contemporary approach to men's grooming and hairstyling. Hall creates cinema-worthy hairdos based on personal consultations with the client. Her extensive training in coloring and haircare help her deftly cover up gray hairs the way a director covers up a movie star's lack of athleticism with a stunt double. To disguise those gray strands, she uses top-shelf Paul Mitchell products. Hall also has the skills to perform specialized facial-hair trimming to render a bearded face dapper and prevent mustaches from getting caught in jacket zippers. Full-package grooming services turn routine trips to the barber into soothing decompression sessions, with scalp massages, conditioning, and paraffin hand dips.
While her guests are kicking back in the barber's chair or the waiting area, Cassie makes them feel at home. She offers both beverages and views of concerts on a flat-screen TV.
Lasting Lines started as most great businesses start: with eyebrows. Now 35 years have passed, and Renee Ryan’s permanent-makeup business has blossomed into a successful aesthetic school and clinic. Renee and her highly trained staff can outfit clients with new brows, or use their modern electrolysis equipment to remove hair, skin tags, moles, and spider veins. Clients may also solicit Lasting Lines for sleek eyelash extensions, or retreat to a private room for a soothing deep-tissue massage from registered massage therapist Charles Linville.
When Wink Eyelash Boutique owner Natalie applies eyelash extensions to clients, mornings change drastically. It isn't just because clients don't have to apply the layers of smokey makeup, eyeliner, mascara, and paste-blended charcoal they once needed for dramatic eyes. It's also because they end up looking more refreshed since they no longer subject skin to the usual routine scrubbing off old, lingering makeup that both irritates eyes and clogs pores.
Natalie specializes in two types of lash extensions. She can apply the classic lashes that she individually applies to eyelashes for up to four weeks of expressive looks. But for a budget-friendly alternative, she can also attach bursts of lashes to eyelids to create pops of length that stay for up to two weeks or until you blink 1,000 times in one minute.
"We only do lashes," said the owner of Allure Lash Studio, describing the singular focus of her professional extensionists. "And we do them right…one lash at a time." Using safe adhesive and silky extensions, specialists frame eyes with lashes that can appear lusciously natural, cat-eyed, or multi-layered, depending on each client's preferences.
Visitors to Allure Lash Studio don't only get to choose how bold, thick, and silky they want their lashes to be. They also get to select the background music or bring along their own mariachi band. The studio's spa-like atmosphere helps to foster further client relaxation.
True to its name, Wink & Snap allows flirty eyes and fingers to get back to doing what they do best. The boutique spa’s mani-pedis enhance the look and feel of hands with natural ingredients such as almond and avocado oils, mandarin honey, and a polish that gives nails the distinctive glint of caviar pearls. Eyelash extensions are applied directly to natural lashes, eliminating the need for mascara and protecting eyes from irritating particles and teasing optical illusions.