Studio 54 Salon has been operating since 1997, but the staff stay abreast of new trends and styling methods through continuing education. The styling team animates its regular training with such products as Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatments, Matrix Biolage shampoos and conditioners, and Mirabella cosmetics. When they aren’t cutting, coloring, styling, or conditioning hair, the staff can be found rendering facials, tanning skin, or applying makeup to statues for practice.
For the past 13 years, Natty’s job has focused on one thing: making clients look their best with beauty enhancements for hair, nails, and lashes. To this day, she fulfills that goal with styling and coloring services for women and men. Her specialties include extensions and weaves. For complete makeovers, she contours facial features with permanent-makeup applications and draws attention to peepers with eyelash extensions. To further the transformations, she welcomes clients to mollycoddle their hands and feet with mani-pedis or rejuvenate their skin with facials from Mary Kay consultants.
Now under new ownership, Beau Cheveux boasts a staff of experienced cosmetologists who transform lackluster lid covers into bountiful blinkers with professional eyelash extensions. The service makes lashes appear fuller and longer without makeup, and their waterproof quality makes them conducive to fluttering at fish or singing in the rain without the threat of mascara cheek stains. Adhered to the natural lash, extensions last six to eight weeks, at which point clients can opt to have them filled ($50+ extra) or let them shed with the natural lash cycle. Beau Cheveux's chic and elegant salon befits peeper pampering with floral arrangements and warm lighting to foster relaxation.
Old meets new at Shorty's Barber Shop, where owner Cristel Contreras and her barbers spend their days doling out services that range from timeless to modern. Traditional hot-lather shaves leave faces and scalps smooth to the touch, whereas fade haircuts may be customized to include designs such as stars, lettering, and grocery-shopping lists. Gentlemen's cuts can also include everything from classic styles to pompadours, all performed as clients sit back, relax, and watch a movie on the shop's TV.
Cameo College's gifted students pamper façades under the supervision of aesthetic experts while soothing music wafts over a salt-water aquarium, fueling the meditative tendencies of patrons. During the 90-minute body treatments. brown-sugar crystals slough away dry cells, leaving hides as smooth and sweet as Willy Wonka attempting to avoid a factory inspection. A steam bath in the hydrotherapy capsule then restores each pore to showroom splendor with a cloak of dewy warmth. The budding aesthetician gently massages a fragrant vanilla body moisturizer into skin, simultaneously promoting lymphatic circulation and sending tender love notes to nostrils. A vanilla-cream lip mask soothes dry kissers, and a take-home dose of vanilla-mint lip moisturizer keeps them hydrated and ready to don costume mustaches made of mistletoe.
At DermaTech, Carla—an aesthetician with 25 years' experience—leads a team of beauty experts who specialize in treatments ranging from electrolysis and laser hair regrowth to lash tinting. Aestheticians employ Elysée skincare products in five types of facials, all of which include a 3-step cleanse plus a nourishing mask and massage. A permanent makeup artist with two decades of experience performs the center’s permanent makeup sessions, which use a topical anesthetic and specialized tattoo ink to fill in pale lips or redefine eyebrows that have wilted and started to hang off the face.