Robin Drolla Melancon and her staff pride themselves on handling any emergency that pops up at Nola Hair Salon. Her stylists have performed hair and makeup for six bridesmaids that needed to be wedding-ready by noon, and have squeezed in a shampoo and blowout at 7 p.m. for a businesswoman who had just gotten off a plane from Singapore and had a late dinner meeting. They also handle problem hair with keratin treatments and skin with Nerium anti-aging creams, which rely on the Nerium oleander plant to fight wrinkles.
Located inside the My Salon Suite building in Kenner, The Beauty Loft is owned by Jamie Humphreys, a licensed stylist who specializes in creative color services and fashion-forward cuts. Come in for a Moroccanoil conditioning treatment, get wildly colored highlights, or get an updo for a special occasion. The Beauty Loft has a relaxed vibe, and Jamie lavishes each person sitting in the styling chair with personal attention.
Quiana Martin adss length and fullness to hair by weaving, braiding, or bonding real or synthetic extensions close to the scalp. She also improves the health of natural hair by infusing strands with moisture and cutting away split ends. In addition, Quiana enhances facial features with makeup and eyelash extensions and removes unwanted hair on the chin, above the lips, and around the eyebrows.
While the styling bar at this trendy salon elicits friendly chatter from bridal parties, girly days out, and friends? spa days, Studio One Style Bar?s blowouts aren?t just for special occasions. The professional treatment can also refresh hairdos between cuts, maintaining its frizz-free sleekness, bouncy curls, or to-scale model of a birdhouse for days after the session. Each of the salon?s signature Brazilian blowouts includes a massaging shampoo and styling in the design of choice, with optional makeup applications, facials, and lash services available to create a whole makeover. The salon also caters to male clientele, offering hairstyling treatments augmented with a hot shave and brow groomings. For clients who want to maintain their glow all year long, the salon offers yearly memberships that include a once-a-month styling.
Vanguard College of Cosmetology, a Paul Mitchell partner school, sprawls across a 22,000-square-foot campus. So much space means lots of room for classes, which are led by beauty industry veterans and cover everything from multicultural hair techniques to the science of face shape.
But classes aren't the only way to learn: for their hands-on practice, students work in the school's salon. There, they perform services under the guidance of seasoned pros, snipping custom cuts, relaxing curly strands, and hydrating hair with deep-conditioner, rather than a fire hose on its gentlest setting. The school's stylists volunteer their time, too, whether they're raising money for local non-profits or giving free haircuts to the area's homeless.
Body Art Day Spa & Salon offers manicures, pedicures, facials, massages, and hair services. The salon and spa aims to have something on the menu for every member of the family, including a list of men's services and Mother's Day spa packages. Regardless of the client, they're sure to achieve their aesthetic goals. For example, microdermabrasion treatments render skin luminous, and eyelash extensions help clients bat away teddy bears thrown by admiring fans.