Shayna at Beauty & Body knows how difficult it can be to stay in shape. Struggling with weight gain for years, she finally achieved her fitness goals through discipline and persistence. At Beauty & Body, she uses her own life experiences to help others stay in shape through customized personal training and nutrition regimens. As a licensed cosmetologist, she also offers salon services such as haircuts, highlights, and makeup.
Inside Electric Beach Tanning & Salon, amid neutral-hued decor and scents of tropical oils and lotions, nail specialist Anna works with hundreds of polish shades and acrylic sets to keep clients' hands, feet, and phantom claws fashionable. Anna specializes in various nail techniques, including pinks and whites, glitter acrylics, and Rock Starz—a shimmering glitter-and-lacquer application. In addition to handwork, Anna performs deluxe pedicures with sugar scrubs, foot masks, and extended massages.
Helena Gibson, founder of Strut Hair Solutions, has more than 10 years of experience. Drawn to the field of hair replacement by her own mother’s struggles with lackluster locks, Helena fits clients for wigs and promotes low-level-laser therapy as a means of boosting scalp health. She treats men and women alike, addressing hair loss caused by issues such as genetics or medical conditions.
Judging by their titles, Loanne the manicurist, Veronica the colorist, Donato the barber, and America the stylist could be the members of a salon-themed rock band. Instead, they're the staff at the heart of Blue Moon Salon, a boutique beauty shop. This quartet works together to perform precise custom haircuts for men, women, and kids, coloring treatments and highlights, and manicures with vibrant, glittery polishes.
Inside the sophisticated Prisma Salon & Spa—think sleek, mocha-hued flooring and cream-colored salon chairs—Nina Rosales whips hair into shape. Her long list of specializations includes coloring, highlights, razor cuts, men’s haircuts, and updos, which she delivers using products from Matrix, Paul Mitchell, and Redken.
At Wig It2, stylists view natural hair as nothing more than a jumping-off point. Lisa, the resident wig expert, and Stefanie, a nimble-fingered master of braiding, install human-hair extensions to suit clients' tastes. Taking fullness, texture, color, and length into account, they fashion natural-looking coifs with the addition of microlink extensions or sturdy sew-in tufts. Patrons who want to overhaul their image in time for the annual country-wide yearbook photos can choose from a host of lace wigs styled sleek and straight, curly, or wavy.