Sharon Medina appointed the neutral walls of Posh Beauty Lounge with butterflies and full-length mirrors. In the waiting area at the center of the salon, orange pillows rest on wicker furniture that plays counterpoint to ultra-modern styling chairs. Sharon leads a team of stylists inside this Paul Mitchell Focus Salon and spends her spare time working as an instructor. Her team tends to 'dos with services ranging from texture-altering body wave and keratin treatments to hair extensions. Makeup artists also adorn faces with shimmering shades and permanent makeup. The latter technique inks skin with smudge-proof hues that can be worn to bed, unlike suit of armor pajamas.
At Simply Chic Permanent Cosmetics, licensed permanent-makeup artist Samantha Sweeney shortens morning routines and makes sure cosmetics stay put with a range of permanent-makeup services. Through a micropigmentation process, she can line the eyes, color the lips, or bring flattering definition to the eyebrows with pigment that will last for years to come. Every treatment process begins with a thorough consultation to determine the color, style, and shape desired, after which Samantha creates a natural look that can be worn alone during the day and serve as a base for more dramatic makeup when going on evening outings or Blue Man Group auditions. While performing treatments, the expert follows strict sterilization and safety standards and uses new, sealed, and sterile needles for each client.
At Precision Hair Salon, highly skilled hair artists and beauty technicians embellish scalps and rejuvenate skin with a host of salon and spa treatments. Specialties here include keratin smoothing, highlights and coloring, and nonsurgical facelifts. Meanwhile, waxing services remove unwanted hair from anywhere on the body and permanent makeup procedures help shave seconds off the morning routines of clients and clowns.
Over the past 18 years, Nicole Hernandez—a permanent-makeup artist—has rubbed elbows with seasoned physicians and plastic surgeons. That's partly because surgeons can't shake hands after they've washed them. But it's also because Nicole is a licensed artist who brings definition to clients' features in a sanitary studio stocked with anesthetics and supplies. She tends to everyday cosmetic concerns by lining eyes and filling in brows, but she also has experience covering up scars and improving the look of skin after reconstructive surgery. To complement newly enhanced appearances, she can tint lashes, wax facial hair, and henna eyebrows.
Institute of Cosmetic Enhancement's president Suzy M. Courcy, a medical electrologist and permanent-cosmetic specialist and instructor, sheds unwanted hair and prevents its stubborn regrowth with electrolysis and laser hair removal. She also cuts down on morning routines by applying permanent makeup to brows, lips, and eyelids.
In the comfort of their cozy Perfectious Tatu studio, Cheryl and Gayle use a safe pigmentation technique known as hairline stroke to mimic the appearance of eyelashes and eyebrows. Both women are licensed and certified, adhering to the strict hygiene and sterilization guidelines set forth by OSHA, as well as the CDC. Clients may also request a permanent lip-liner application or solicit the studio's all-natural saline-based solution during a specialty tattoo-removal session.