At Refresh Center for Wellness & Cosmetic Therapy, there’s an on-staff specialist for almost every aesthetic need. Two registered nurses perform Botox and dermal-filler injections, and two Xtreme Lashes stylists apply extensions to peepers. The staff also includes licensed massage therapists and makeup artists, all of whom make use of green products free of parabens, artificial dyes, sulfates, and cooties. At the helm of the ship is Dr. Afser Shariff, a board-certified surgeon tasked with overseeing all noninvasive cosmetic procedures.
The friendly, upbeat stylists and nail technicians at Reflections By Design have settled into their current location for the past three years, and they've got their hair and nail services down to a science. They use a wide variety of beauty products to sculpt their custom dos, and they can outfit fingertips with original nail-art designs such as flowers, polka dots, or the molecular structure of a favorite food.
At Onyx Salon, a talented staff of stylists and aestheticians renovate women's and men's faces, nails, bodies, and ‘dos with masterfully executed services. Their haircuts, coloring services, and Coppola keratin smoothing treatments prompt an instant onslaught of double takes from onlookers and aimless hairnets. Brow and facial waxes de-fuzz mugs for professional makeup applications, and spray tans prep bodies for the beach or provide camouflage for pilfered Olympic gold medals. In addition to their regular beauty-boosting appointments, the stylists host glamour parties, where they gussy up guests with eye-catching hair and makeup before releasing them into the wild for bachelorette parties and nights on the town.
Education is key at Metro Salon, where the team of experienced hair stylists attends continuous courses to stay abreast in the latest trends such as Brazilian Keratin smoothing treatments and Great Lengths hair extensions. Cutting-edge cuts are reinforced with products by TIGI and American Crew, and clients are encouraged to bring their own blow dryer into the salon so that the stylists can use it to teach them how to replicate their style or defrost a ham in record time. They also put their acute knowledge of current styles to help teens learn to groom themselves with confidence, and create formal updos for weddings and other special occasions.
As her spa’s name suggests, cosmetologist Angie believes that spa services should do more than simply pamper: they should renew and reenergize the body for life’s daily tasks. Angie’s staff of aestheticians, cosmetologists, and nail technicians shares this philosophy in its treatments that range from classic massages and facials to waxing and hairstyling for men and women. To keep up with their industry’s ever-changing trends, staffers enroll in continuing-education classes that cover fashion, styling, and how to decipher the complex literary schemas in popular magazines.