Star Nails' aestheticians have been pampering locals inside their full-service salon and spa for a decade. Their mani-pedis come with hot-towel treatments and an option for gel color polish from Shellac or OPI. When they're not beautifying digits, they're revivifying complexions during facial treatments, alleviating stress with hot-stone massages, and preempting mascara and dry-erase markers with permanent-makeup applications.
Beth Aleksa, a busy mother of four, first turned to permanent makeup to cut down on the time she spent getting ready in the morning, and later decided to lend her Technicolor savvy to others via A Fine Line Permanent Cosmetics. Beth and fellow permanent-makeup artist Bill Moreland use an intradermal pigmentation process to tuck natural pigments of color into the dermis, making sparse eyebrows appear fuller and more defined without pencil or spray paint, and subtly accenting eyes. They further enhance faces with permanent makeup for lips, can cover stretch marks, and also offers long-lasting eyelash extensions in a range of lengths.
Stylist Melissa Fleskes loves color. Within the calm, green confines of The Salon at Bella Suites, she transforms hair into eye-catching coiffures. She arms herself with swift shears, professional products, and Rusk Deepshine color, which uses marine minerals to imbue newly pigmented locks with deep shine and the ability to socialize with octopuses.
Though he's now a makeup artist at Absolute Beauty of Garland, Bill Moreland's canvas hasn't always been the face. In fact, he was once primarily a visual artist and photographer. Today, he taps into both of those experiences to create full, contoured eyebrows and enhance lashes with volume and length. Bill's business partner and wife, Beth Moreland, shares his passion for helping clients feel beautiful. Together, they've crafted a service menu that also includes permanent eyeliner, permanent lip liner, eyelash extensions, and body art tattoos. They can even hide stretch marks and camouflage scars with advanced treatments or tiny patches of Army-issued fabric.
Taylor Renee Greenlee relies on a two-part strategy to give her clients the best haircuts possible. The first part involves keeping up with the latest trends in hairstyling, and the second simply involves listening. Before she breaks out the scissors, Taylor initiates a conversation to help her determine her client's goals and preferences. Then she gets to work, embellishing hair with ombre coloring, full or partial highlights, and silky extensions. She can also apply makeup in anticipation of a prom night or a long night spent alone at home, looking in the mirror and just feeling really good about yourself.
On a daily basis, the body is subjected to countless stresses, everything from exercise and weather to a roommate's predilection for polka music. Luckily, the licensed technicians at A L'amour Boutique & Spa offer a relaxing sanctuary for body beautification. Clients can request an invigorating facial, exfoliating body polish, or relaxing massage. The spa also offers long-lasting services, such as permanent-makeup applications and tattoo removals.