At Wig It2, stylists view natural hair as nothing more than a jumping-off point. Lisa, the resident wig expert, and Stefanie, a nimble-fingered master of braiding, install human-hair extensions to suit clients' tastes. Taking fullness, texture, color, and length into account, they fashion natural-looking coifs with the addition of microlink extensions or sturdy sew-in tufts. Patrons who want to overhaul their image in time for the annual country-wide yearbook photos can choose from a host of lace wigs styled sleek and straight, curly, or wavy.
For more than a decade, Engy has thoroughly arched clients' eyebrows and removed unwanted facial hair. She conducts each session using organic egyptian cotton balls before ending with an organic rose-water toner. These days, she hones her threading craft in the spacious, high-ceilinged salon of Jayson Zarcone, whose team of stylists enlivens 'dos with cuts, highlights, keratin treatments, and the full line of TIGI haircare products. Elsewhere, the salon's resident aesthetician enriches epidermises with acne facials and anti-aging facials to smooth wrinkles and self-conscious accordions.
Lisa Lewis knows how to work a brush. With the skills of Monet, she paints fingernails in bright hues with artistic touches, which include sparkly flowers, zebra prints, and the coat of every animal that boarded Noah’s ark. She also adds some va va voom to faces with mink eyelash extensions applied to existing fringe one lash at a time.
Many dentists use a UV light to whiten their patient’s teeth, but only the beauty experts at Twilight Teeth reasoned that clients could use the same light to tan their skin while whitening their teeth. The UV lights of their tanning beds shine on bodies and illuminate smiles, comfortably held open by a mouth guard and coated in gel. The gel activates under the light and contains 25% peroxide—among the highest concentrations in the industry. Since the gel is painted on instead of held in place by a whitening tray, it can brighten high beams with minimal discomfort. Clients who can’t stay at the tanning salon can take home a kit, which substitutes a portable UV light or a mason jar filled with baby stars.
At Hair By Jamie Marie at Jessi B's Salon & Boutique, Jamie skillfully wields her shears to primp and beautify locks, bringing a deeply ingrained passion for hair to her work. She can perform men's and women's cuts and styles or add pop to manes with all-over color applications. Like that person who changes mannequins' wigs, she also removes hair. Her specialties include brow, lip, and chin waxing.
Joanna Corkery calls upon nine years of experience owning and working at a tanning salon to rid complexions of blemishes and imbue skin with rich, UV-free color. Stationed within the stress-free oasis of Jessi B’s Salon & Boutique, Joanna airbrushes skin of all types and colors with a Norvell solution that achieves the rich, golden hue of King Midas’s pet retriever. Though a master of natural-looking tanning, Joanna’s knowledge also extends to other aspects of skincare and cosmetics. Once an adult-acne sufferer, she channels the lessons learned from her personal experiences to clear skin of fine lines, sun spots, and acne with custom facials that rely on products from trusted brands such as Jan Marini Skin Research and DermaQuest Skin Therapy. A freelance makeup artist at weddings and other special events, Joanna perks up complexions with cosmetic services that include brow and lash tinting, makeup application, and body waxing.
At Hairology, the friendly staff puts clients at ease with careful consultations before slapping skulls with chic styles. Clients can dictate tastes with the salon's picture book of styles, through verbal language, or with photographs of their desired 'do frolicking in the wild. Once they've torn down the scaffolding and unveiled the majestic façade of cuticular couture, scissor mavens offer expert guidance for keeping up headifices, allowing clients to maintain composure and reframe their style in the face of 95 mph straight-line winds or the playful tussling of overenthusiastic in-laws.