Located inside Sola Salon, Salon 89 highlights the talents of stylist and owner Tess Emerson. Tess spent two years apprenticing under a Rusk Color Instructor, and services such as color correction, all-over color, and highlights are among her specialties. Within her clean, quaintly-adorned independent studio, she also transforms hair with expert cuts, frizz-reducing keratin treatments, and extensions, and can create stunning up-dos for special events and extra-special job interviews.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Pedicures, manicures
Brands Used: OPI
Pro Tip: Expressions Beauty Lounge takes pride in making sure our clients are pleased and pampered completely
The components of Expressions Beauty Lounge's signature pedicure echo the staff's philosophy of cosseting their clients by going above and beyond your average spa service. To wit, the treatment begins with a soak in warm water with lemon, before the nail tech grooms the nails and cuticles and administers an exfoliating lavender scrub on the legs and feet. But while others might stop here, they add on a soothing body-butter mask, cooling gel, and massage with white-tea lotion before applying OPI polish. Such attention to detail follows suit in the spa's other offerings, from European facials and waxing to salon cuts and sew-in extensions.
Collette Champaigne made her foray into the beauty industry by studying at Charles of Italy Beauty College. After graduation, she focused her skills on eyelash extensions by entering a one-on-one training program with Luscious Lashes. This experience led her to earn a second certification from Xtreme Lashes. Today, she draws on more than seven years of experience as she embellishes eyelids with synthetic and mink lash extensions. She applies each strand individually to natural lashes with a medical-grade glue.
Since Platinum Hair Studio is a Pravana concept salon, it's fitting that owner Jennifer Warner has been an educator in the natural beauty line's color and hair products for years. Her 11-person staff is equally well qualified, with several members who can claim more than two decades of experience. Because a number of these stylists are bilingual, they can execute specialties such as perms and chemical treatments in either Spanish or English, or, like all hair stylists, by only speaking the language of the glockenspiel.
Specializing in ancient threading hair-removal techniques, Ancient Spa & Boutique soothes bodies and faces with an eclectic variety of replenishing spa services. Each one-hour hydrating facial moisturizes skin, leaving it cleansed, nourished, and ready to be pinched by random grandmas on the bus. The spa’s specialty lies in authentic threading hair removal, a technique that originated in central Asia and provides optimum results for those with sensitive skin. A thin thread of pure twisted cotton is rolled over frowzy follicles to pluck them from the brow. Visitors of the serene spa can kick back amid an oasis of relaxation that features eye-opening bright green walls before leaving with a visage that’s as sleek and refreshed as a dolphin after a morning jog.
As the owner of HollyWould Designs, Holly expresses her unique blend of skills and creativity, which spans multiple mediums. She uses paint and found objects to craft canvas wall art. She installs red chandeliers, applies damask wallpaper, and paints stripes on ceilings as an interior decorator. And, like Leonardo Da Vinci's brother Gary, she snips, dyes, and combs hair to sculpt new 'dos. This multidisciplinary approach to art translates into her salon services, which include both innovative and classic looks customized to their wearer's personalities.