Ashley Collins left the comfort of her native Louisiana for New York and Atlanta, where she worked as a representative for MAC and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. After working as a makeup artist and a public-relations specialist, she returned home and went rogue (and rouge) by opening her own business, Beau Visage Makeup. Known for its dark, sultry shadows rimmed with bold colors such as red or teal, her work also features more natural tones for springtime brides. When she’s not busy primping models during fashion shows and prepping teens for prom, Ashley shares her cosmetic knowledge and dispenses goody bags at bridal parties.
Salon Tropics' technicians, who are Smart Tan certified, apply spray-tans and oversee UV beds, imparting bodies with a beachy glow throughout the winter months and preparing them for special occasions. Thirteen UV beds—divvied up into three levels of tanning intensity—line the salon where clients bronze bodies in a lay-down Sun Kissed bed or embrace the more intense rays and bedtime stories of a standup Sun Struck capsule. Being the only salon to offer VersaPro in southeast Baton Rouge, the automated booths spray a pigmented solution evenly over the skin In less than five minute for a natural-looking, streak-free bronze that lasts for up to ten days. Salon Tropics friendly staff can recommend an array of lotions, shower gels, and tan-extending moisturizers—from such brands as Designer Skin, Australian Gold, Devoted Creations, Supre Tan, and Ed Hardy—that are designed to help darken and lengthen the life of tans.
Inside Elegant Touch Facial Threading a fleet of circular mirrors in a multitude of sizes adorn the tangerine walls, allowing patrons to catch a glimmer of their reflection as they stroll to settle down in comfy white chairs. As clients relax, beauty experts unfurl the ancient Asian technique of threading, swiftly removing hair from eyebrows, sideburns, upper lip, and chin for a face as smooth as a freshly waxed peach.
The highly trained hands of Inner Peace's licensed massage therapist, who is nationally trained and state certified, rejuvenate bodies using massage modalities ranging from Swedish to neuromuscular to prenatal. Before or after a session in one of the massage rooms, clients may relax outside by the courtyard's fishpond or use Inner Peace Therapeutic Massage's inversion table to stare into their own souls.
Jezabelle Spa & Salon is a full-service salon and day spa that waxes unwanted hair off bods with smooth precision. Highly trained, professional aestheticians work their follicle-removal magic on clients by using discreet services, draping the areas to be waxed, so exposure-shy patrons maintain demureity and blushing-maiden street cred. Using a product that decreases skin sensitivity, strips of fabric are placed over heated wax around the bathing-suit line, then pulled off rapidly, removing hair by the root and allowing smooth skin to show off its comely, silkened, stubble-free surface.
Urban Lash’s staff focuses their expertise on two particular beautifying treatments: airbrush tanning and eyelash extensions. For the former, they use Infinity Sun products rife with botanicals, antioxidants, and walnut extract. To lengthen eye fringe, they use anywhere from 20 to 90 lashes per eye to subtly augment a current look or create bold new ocular art.