Like artists, stylists often learn tricks of the trade from mentors, continuing a rich tradition and forming a solid base from which to grow. Kara Staats, for instance, draws upon the knowledge and fashion savvy of stylist Tricia Anderson, who, according to Forum magazine, studied at the Vidal Sassoon Academy. Staats is also an alumna of that renowned hair-design school, and since tossing her graduation cap into the air has undergone further training to become certified as a GKhair educator. In addition to leaving hair silky and smooth with GKhair's protein-rich formula, Staats transforms looks with cuts and highlights, airbrush makeup, and DreamCatcher extensions that prevent hair from having nightmares about bear traps mistaken for barrettes.
At Waves of Color, owner Melissa calls upon more than 10 years of experience to guide each stylist through an extensive training program. Service rates are based on the experience levels and height of the staff members, who perform a variety of salon and spa services ranging from hair and nail care to skincare and waxing. Available for purchase onsite, the salon's collection of products envelops brands such as Moroccanoil, OPI, and Pureology.
The mother-daughter team behind Creme de la Creme cossets visages in a salon and spa space marked by accenting French decor. When they're not pampering individual clients with haircuts, facials, and massages, they're throwing specialized parties and group getaways for all manner of clients, from kids to bachelorettes to coworkers. They also keep the onsite boutique stocked with shiny Swarovski crystals, glistening handbags, and rhinestone clothing to accommodate any client who wants to ride a bicycle home in style safely, at night, through a sea of paparazzi.
Talented cosmetology students hone their skills at Guy's Academy Hair, Skin & Nails. They maintain hair's health with thickening and conditioning formulas before snipping strands into chic haircuts. The pupils also paint locks with vivid permanent hues, highlights, and color glosses, and alter the textures of manes with perms, relaxers, and CHI smoothing treatments. Their skills extend beyond hair services, though. Students' beauty abilities shine when they perform nourishing body treatments, cleansing facials, and soothing reflexology treatments, and are enhanced by state-of-the-art technology during LED facials and microcurrent face-lifts. They also offer nailcare services, which range from classic mani-pedis to almond spa manicures and chocolate or peppermint pedicures.
Sunny yellow walls, tiled flooring, and the fronds of potted plants welcome clients as they step through the doors of dolce vita salon and spa, where a team of seasoned stylists snip locks to reflect both the latest trends and time-tested classic styles. In addition to shifting hair lengths and shades, the spalon staff pampers visages with custom facials, waxes away hair from upper lips, and brightens fingernails with bright coats of polish. Body wraps incorporate ingredients such as shea butter, seaweed, and pumpkin cream to stimulate circulation and dispel toxins, and Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone massages dispel stress to restore your body to a nubile state of relaxed joyousness unlike any since you got your braces removed.
Skin Solutions aims to treat an array of skin concerns while offering a serene environment for guests. While calming music plays in the background, technicians treat everything from hyperpigmentation to acne with myriad services. They pamper faces with anti-aging and men's facials, exfoliating enzyme and chemical peels, and fine-line-eliminating microdermabrasion treatments. To complement revitalized complexions, Skin Solutions offers facial and body waxing.