Each with more than 10 years of experience behind them, the knowledgeable stylists at Garby’s Salon call upon their expertise while cosseting strands with products from Matrix and Paul Mitchell. Nail technicians add soothing paraffin-wax dips to manicures and paint toes with OPI or China Glaze polish. To complete their clients’ spa experiences, aestheticians and therapists oust stress with massages, facials, and reflexology treatments.
The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
Colour Forté specializes in expert hair-color application with a full range of salon and spa treatments rounding out the aesthetic services. Master colorist and salon owner Lisa Arnold begins your appointment with a consultation to decide how best to achieve a new dimensional color scheme before applying the color and styling your hair for an alluring finish. During the paw-prettifying manicure, your hands will be soaked and scrubbed before the cuticles are cleaned, the nails filed down and then dressed in polish cloaks ($25). Give overactive toes a respite during Colour Forté’s relaxing pedicure, where your feet are first tenderized in a soothing salt-scrub bath before undergoing a moisturizing massage ($40). Colour Forté's ped experts will banish nettlesome calluses and tame wily cuticles before slapping on a new coat of paint.
Inside the sunny yellow Deluxe Nail Salon, guests unwind in massaging pedicure chairs or watch as manicurists decorate their fingernails with pretty nail art. The nail technicians swipe both traditional and Shellac polishes on freshly shaped and filed nails, and they accompany each pedicure with leg massages and bubblegum removal. The team at Deluxe Nail Salon also cares for skin with nourishing facials and permanently removes hair's curls with Japanese straightening treatments.
An entire wedding party, captured mid-jump. A family with their sparkling Christmas tree. A child dribbling a soccer ball against a background of laser effects. Since 1988, the photo team behind Fashion Mystique Photography has been capturing images like these at portrait shoots and special events. They can cover parties without even attending, too, thanks to their rental photo booths, which let party guests call the shots and don as many oversized sunglasses as they want.