Hints of nature bloom inside Bellezza by Rali's welcoming interior, where hardwood floors and eggplant-hued walls surround shelves of plants and styling products. Here, resident stylist and color specialist Oralia Schultz siphons 20 years of salon experience as she wrestles weed-like tangles into stylish coifs. When crafting hairdos for men, women, or style-conscious chia pets, she performs thorough consultations to build a look that matches the patron's personality. For a full makeover, she lops off loose ends, adds a splash of vibrant Goldwell color, and styles remaining tendrils with a blow dryer. An experienced manicurist, Oralia also lavishes nails with manicures, pedicures, and polish changes.
At Skin Paradise, licensed aesthetician Cindy Mayer custom blends Bioelements Professional Skin Care products to harmonize each client’s complexion. The one-hour session starts with a deep pore cleansing that clears away lipstick marks left by old aunts before an exfoliation and extractions refine the skin’s surface. Mayer then massages the face, neck, and shoulders to energize wearied upper bodies. Last, a therapeutic mask penetrates epidermises with nutrients and inspirational battle hymns to help combat oiliness, dryness, or blemishes. The custom facial may lead to a more glowing mug, and Mayer recommends treatments every four to six weeks to maintain optimal skin health. Every session includes a hand paraffin treatment, and clients can request an eye treatment for $10, a foot wax for $15, or a compliment about their ear symmetry for free.
Waking up to a new outbreak of acne can put a real damper on a day. That’s why the aestheticians at Rachel’s Skin Suite specialize in both treating and preventing breakouts. Their anti-inflammatory salicylic-acid mask minimizes breakouts immediately, and their six-session treatment series gradually works on complexions using a blend of acne facials, chemical exfoliations, and stress relief, for long-lasting results. Once skin is in balance, the staff offers supplementary facials that maintain skin’s overall health using advanced ingredients such as collagen, vitamin C, and resurfacing agents. All treatments are customized with a combination of high-powered ingredients, antioxidants, and relaxation techniques, allowing the staff to help clients keep their skin healthy without resorting to face pushups.
When Shelly visited her grandmother in Texas, she overhead her gossiping with other ladies about their tattoos. But it wasn?t a heart-on-the-ankle or flower-on-the-shoulder type of tattoo?rather the ladies had their eyebrows and eyeliner permanently tattooed on their faces. The ladies then took Shelly to get her eyeliner tattooed, and Shelly felt an instant passion for the art. Founding her business in 2002, Shelly holds certificates in permanent cosmetics, designer eyeliner, hairstroke eyebrows, and vibrant lips.