Style By Zahra's staff is highly trained in beauty treatments such as threading, henna, and waxing. They offer threading for men and women, as well as waxing with either honey and hard wax or Nufree wax. The staff also decorates bodies with henna tattoos and refreshes skin with facials.
Makeup artist Tish Perkins's resumé sparkles with accomplishments, from working as a member of the Glam Squad for the 2011 Miss Black USA Pageant to earning Go Pretty's first annual Beauty Pro Award. Though these recent praises have gained her a lot of attention, Perkins has stayed focused on her passion: bringing out her clients' natural beauty with traditional and airbrush makeup. Whether dolling up faces for a boudoir shoot or applying jewels to an Indian bride, Perkins relies on her seven years of experience to work on any skin tone. Perkins is also a trained eyelash extensionist, using strip lashes, clusters, and semi-permanent lash extensions to define lash lines. By applying one strand at a time, she is able to build upon sparse lids until they resemble the glamorous lashes of a movie star or reach the football-size lengths that comprise a giraffe's main form of self-defense.
Dangling stained-glass lamps and crystal chandeliers, leafy plants, golden walls, and bamboo fans—it's fair to say that no one element of Scissors Hair Studio’s decor dominates. And like the studio's look, its menu of services brings many styles together in a combination that works. Owner Simone Nicole—a veteran with more than 20 years of experience and training in New York City—specializes in long hair and hair coloring, though she and her team also perform mani-pedis, facials, massages, and other services that leave clients as relaxed as a turkey on Black Friday. Having worked with movie and TV production crews, touring musical acts, and local theater productions, they understand what it takes to deliver beauty on the go, which is why they also man the Beauty Bus, a mobile service that brings styling to brides and other remote clients.
At Misti Belle’s Hair & Beauty, savvy stylists sculpt and cut hair to complement each client’s unique personality and facial angles. With a specialty in hair coloring, the team members use top-shelf products to bring out rich, natural-looking colors and can inspire hair to become as smooth as Kenny G’s speaking voice with quality keratin-treatment products.
At Custom Complexions Skincare, no two facials are exactly alike because no two faces are exactly alike. Aestheticians customize each with Bioelements skincare products and essential oils suited to the client?s specific skin type. Some facials are even designed to treat common concerns?acne and aging or sensitive skin are frequent complaints?or uncommon ones, such as a tree frog stuck to your forehead. Plus, any treatment can be modified with microdermabrasion or chemical peels for enhanced skin-smoothing results.
Nikia Haynes began her beauty career as a makeup artist, and over the years, she started to realize that many of her clients were using makeup to mask skin blemishes. So she decided to learn how to combat the causes, instead of simply covering up the symptoms.
At X-treme Beauty and Beyond, she clears skin with chemical peels, ultrasonic facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and back facials. In order to really diagnose a problem, Nikia relies on an analysis with a skin scope. This allows her to get an in-depth look at the different layers of skin and see things that might be invisible to the naked eye, such as sun damage or lip imprints left over from overly aggressive cheek kisses.