Experienced nail artist Jillian Horman works on her clients’ nails from her station inside Caramel Beauty International, filing and painting nails and pampering hands and feet until they glow with health. She offers CND shellac nails along with her spa manicures and pedicures.
The aestheticians at Artistique Wow Browz enhance their clients’ appearances with precision eyebrow threading, facials, and makeup application. Threading techs swiftly work a cotton thread back and forth to remove stray hairs and shape eyebrows into elegant curves, angles, or expressive semicolons. The four- to five-minute procedure is precise enough to target even miniscule hairs and is gentle enough to sidestep the irritation and swelling often experienced after facial waxing with duct tape. Newly sculpted eyebrows or eyelashes can be tinted, and threading can also be done anywhere on the face. For the rest of the body, the salon's aestheticians apply solar or acrylic nails and wax off body hair.
Oregon Nails is a deluxe nail and beauty spa specializing in on-trend nails, from gel polish to nail art, acrylics, and indulgent mani-pedis. Clients sink into the cushy tan-leather massage chairs while their digits are buffed, filed, and polished to perfection. Oregon Nails also takes care of delicate features with signature facials and offers gentle full-body and facial waxing.
To combat dull hair, Heather Hamilton recommends lime juice. Dousing hair with a couple teaspoons can help fight off dandruff and enhance shine. Inside The Grapevine Salon, Heather dispenses hair care recommendations like this one, chatting openly with clients as she performs trims, blowouts, and Pravana color treatments. In fact, she's a certified Pravana hair-color specialist, and regularly attends continuing-education events through the business's program. Its formulas are infused with keratin amino acids and silk proteins, which Heather likes for their ability to soften and strengthen hair, even coarser grays.
Keeping the lines of communication open is important to Heather, who feels it's the best way to keep clients happy. She further cultivates a dialogue by encouraging clients to bring in pieces of inspiration such as photos of well-known celebrities or well-sculpted topiaries.
Today, she's a master stylist, but before beauty school, Hali Owens focused on psychology while immersed in a criminal justice curriculum. Since shifting to her true passion, however, she's cultivated a service menu that ranges from bang trims to elaborate wedding updos topped with three-tier cakes. Despite all these choices, Owens advises guests not to get too overwhelmed: "Don’t worry about knowing exactly what you want," she says. "I am glad to help you decide and make the process as easy and stress-free as possible." Customers are able to relax in Owens's chair, knowing they can depend on her 15 years' experience and expert eye to shape and color the perfect hairdo. Her specialties help clients feel their best, and to Owens, that's the best part of the job: "My favorite moment," she says, "is when my client looks in the mirror at the finished look and I can see their confidence rise!"
Trio Salon Spa & Boutique is so-named because of its three-pronged approach to beauty. It acts as a full-service salon, a relaxing spa, and a boutique. Inside the posh salon complete with hardwood floors, cushy chairs, and a bustling atmosphere, licensed stylist Melissa Polley offers chic haircuts, sun-kissed highlights, and deep conditioning treatments; clients can also have their roots touch-ups and full weaves put in place. After getting hair tended to with products from Pureology and Redken lines, there's more relaxation to be had—clients can opt for a soothing massage, mani-pedi, or facial before heading over to the trendy boutique to do some shopping.