At Blink Boutique, lashionistas Amy Young and Jessica Furnish enhance the appearances of professionals, athletes, busy moms, and everyone in between with eyelash extensions. The steady-handed pair outfits eyes with various types of semi-permanent looks, including full sets that add up to 200-plus lashes to each side and come in styles ranging from everyday to glamorous. Amy and Jessica also offer specialty lashes, such as Siberian mink, as well as bridal lashes and party lashes for nights on the town.
A crew of beauty and spa experts scurry about Tufts of Hair Beauty Salon, cutting and styling hair, polishing nails, and massaging tired muscles. By customizing facials, the pros lavish individualized attention onto every complexion, whether it’s struggling with dryness and irritation or battling oiliness. Tanning services ensure that clients leave the studio sun-kissed and soft.
The stylists, barbers, and nail artists at Touch of Elegance Salon stay on top of the industry's latest trends to keep customers looking their best. Highlights, lowlights, and creative dye jobs update looks for the season or witness protection programs and kids' cuts cater to the fashion needs of young clients. A braiding specialist on staff also expertly plaits, twists, and dreadlocks tresses, while skincare experts cleanse and pamper pores.
Skin is Anisha Kanakia Sanghani’s canvas, and her intricate masterpieces—henna designs, painted faces, and nail art—enjoy fleeting but beautiful lives on their wearers. She has been embellishing skin with henna—a paste made of all-natural ingredients such as lemon, eucalyptus, and coffee—for more than two decades, drawing from both traditional and contemporary influences to conjure her designs. In those years, she has decorated skinscapes at a bevy of public events and taught others to delineate whorls and loops at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts. The portable nature of her craft lets her practice at festivals, enliven girls’ nights, and visit study groups to etch palms with decoratively concealed chemistry equations before an exam. Although Anisha concentrates on temporary, cheek- and palm-sized work, not all of her handiwork has disappeared from this earth; she also applies her talents to murals, portraiture, and graphic design.
Inspired by the flash and luxury of LA, Envi Nails Spa brings trendy West Coast nail design to the Midwest. The spa?s highly trained nail technicians brighten digits with a rainbow of OPI polishes and more than 195 different hues of Shellac polish, and their sparkle- and rhinestone-studded nail art includes themed designs to celebrate any event or holiday, from Christmas to Tax Day. Before painting nails, the staffers pamper appendages with treatments incorporating organic flower oils and minerals from the Dead Sea. Human Touch massage chairs, surrounded by softy lit alcoves and sleek wooden decor, bring coddling treatments to a zenith.
A step inside Beauty Lane Salon & Tanning leads to an airy studio, where natural sunlight streams through windows to illuminate blond-wood floors, leather furnishings, and red accent walls. With this modern space for their inspiration, the stylists here transform their clients' hair through trendy cuts and bold applications of color—be it an all-over hue or the unexpected touch of bright blue feather extensions. Aestheticians, meanwhile, buff and polish nails to a new shine, and technicians oversee tanning sessions in stand-up airbrush booths and a UV tanning bed.