In the 1980s, Preston Jackson Sr. and his wife Anna had a vision to equip women from all walks of life with the tools and skills necessary for a career in cosmetology, manicuring, and aesthetics. In the spirit of that inclusive philosophy, Preston and Anna didn't just open a beauty school here in the United States?they also opened the first ever beauty school in the West African nation of Togo. Two decades after that illustrious beginning, the institution known today as P&A Scholars is not just a certified beauty school, it's also a place where clients can get professional-level hair, nail, or skin treatments from supervised senior students before they graduate to work their magic in high-end salons or the wig rooms of the rich and famous.
For more than 20 years, the stylists at Lamiria's Salon have been beautifying and styling the hair of women in Metro Detroit. Owner Lamiria Huddleston has served as a mentor and trainer for burgeoning stylists, ensuring that every woman who takes a seat in a styling chair at her salon will get top-notch haircare. From cuts, colors, and blowouts, to virgin relaxers and conditioning treatments, the stylists handle a variety of hair needs, and send clients home with the tools and knowledge to re-create salon-made looks on their own. They emphasize treatments that don't damage hair or cause frizziness, unlike Medusa's stylist. And beyond haircare, the staff also provides waxing and makeup services.
Under hanging plants and track lighting, stylists snip, braid, and color hair while aestheticians cater to complexions. Products by Nexus, Matrix, and Mizani help hairdressers smooth and style and skincare recipients, meanwhile, receive spa-level extras with their services. For example, right after twisting Egypt–sourced cotton thread to remove errant brow hairs, aestheticians administer a sigh-inducing hand massage and remove any stubborn finger puppets. Skilled as they are, staff members don't hoard their beauty secrets. Courses in brow threading, for instance, provide clients with skills, a take-home kit, and a certificate.
Shayna trained at the Aveda Institute before setting up shop at Hair Glam by Shayna, located in Salon & Spa. She specializes in coloring, extensions, and silk press, and her versatility with different hair textures allows her to beautify any hair type and most sailors? knots. A proponent of healthy hair, Shayna does more than cut and style; she also consults with her clients and teaches them how to keep their strands as healthy as it is beautiful.
Europe embodies diversity, elegance, and fashion-forward style. Tahe Pro Salon, a European import, offers quality salon services that reflect this way of life. The salon welcomes eclectic customers into an edgy space embellished with an eye-catching mix of squares and circles, much like a dinner snack tray filled with cookies and your business cards. Clients delight in the space as stylists lavish hair, skin, and nails with organic products.
To Ms. Haseena, haircare is about more than styling—it’s also about keeping tresses healthy. She does that by using professional haircare products while accomplishing lace weaves, color jobs, intense conditioning treatments, and updos. Skilled in aesthetics, she also shapes brows and applies natural-looking eyelash extensions.