After her first beauty-school client beamed at her new haircut, Brittany Harvey was hooked on seeing customers' smiles. She has since spent hours in professional classrooms?listening to lectures from companies such as Goldwell and Paul Mitchell?and at her salon station, deftly pursuing the reward of a grin. Often, that expression accompanies a walk down the aisle, as Brittany specializes in formal bridal-party services administered both on- and off site, or even on the bride as she's walking down the aisle.
When she's not working on weddings, Brittany might render extensions that lengthen strands into natural-looking cascades or trims that shorten coifs into flattering layers. Goldwell and Rusk products, meanwhile, aid her in applying highlights, corrective color, and all-over color. She rounds out her treatment menu with simple shampoo-and-style packages, as well as waxing for brows, chins, and lips.
Before Kellie Asher got her state certification and was asked to perform makeovers on Fox News, she got her start applying stage makeup for the actors in her high school. Today, she calls upon all that experience to pamper guests of all ages with traditional and airbrush makeup applications. To ensure the face is a clean and healthy canvas, she also performs facials, chemical peels, and waxing services.
Warm yellow lights linger over the salon floor like pads of butter, casting their glow on mint-green and dark-red walls. Amid these snazzy accents, skilled stylists craft equally snazzy styles and bold highlights with Raw Hair by LG. Thirteen-year veteran Lakeisha Gibson leads the team, which includes stylists as well as a cosmetologist and a master nail technician. They can render all-over color applications or refresh tresses via the soothing hydration of a deep-conditioning treatment. They also perform salon relaxers and massage therapy.
The salon floor itself is a sandy marble pattern, and elegant green plants pop against the earth tones of the rest of the salon. There are even homey flourishes such as a rustic trunk, which is either a treasure chest or brimming with pairs of scissors.
When building her salon, Veronica Beamon was guided by the golden rule: “what would I want in a salon?” The result is Glam Hair Studio. Faux-marble floor tiles and decorative mirrors pamper the eyes as Veronica and her team of skilled stylists rewire hair circuit boards with confident layers and conditioning treatments. Clients also may request highlights using Joico K-Pak––a high-end product that reconstructs as it colors, leaving hair with a better shine and improved credit score.