Licensed massage therapist Emily Sparks attended Eagle Gate College, where she perfected hands-on techniques such as Swedish massage, deep-tissue bodywork, and opening a pickle jar with one finger. Now in the comfort of her own Spark of Life massage suite, Emily can melt stress with a relaxation massage or apply firmer kneads to relieve muscle aches and spasms.
The design-minded staff of JL Nails & Lashes adds extra glamour to fingers and faces by building off of their existing beauty. Lash extensions line eyelids with a thicket of faux strands, whose upward arcs bestow eyes with a lusher appearance and errant raindrops with a thrilling roller-coaster ride. Manicures and pedicures douse nails in glitter, stencil whimsical shapes and sports-team logos, or affix durable acrylic tips for added length.
Armed with nothing more than a piece of cotton thread, the technicians at Brow Spa 24 deftly remove unwanted hair from clients’ faces and bodies. The completely chemical-free process can mold eyebrows into arches that best complement clients’ facial structure or trick people into thinking they're St. Louis. Below the neck, they twist thread over arms and legs, evicting any hair they come in contact with. Patrons can also lend their faces to a cosmetologist for a fluttery set of eyelash extensions or decorate their body with an intricate henna tattoo.
Tucked within E-Clips Salon & Boutique, Beautiful Transformations lives up to its name by revamping clients’ looks with permanent cosmetics, eyelash extensions, and waxing services for women and men. Permanent-makeup artists can help to define facial features—such as the fading lips and brows—by inking natural pigments into the dermal layer of the skin. They can also add fluttering, flattering effects to the eyes with individual synthetic-mink lash extensions, which are designed to be applied one by one to the natural lashes.
For the past 13 years, Natty’s job has focused on one thing: making clients look their best with beauty enhancements for hair, nails, and lashes. To this day, she fulfills that goal with styling and coloring services for women and men. Her specialties include extensions and weaves. For complete makeovers, she contours facial features with permanent-makeup applications and draws attention to peepers with eyelash extensions. To further the transformations, she welcomes clients to mollycoddle their hands and feet with mani-pedis or rejuvenate their skin with facials from Mary Kay consultants.
Studio 54 Salon has been operating since 1997, but the staff stay abreast of new trends and styling methods through continuing education. The styling team animates its regular training with such products as Brazilian Blowout smoothing treatments, Matrix Biolage shampoos and conditioners, and Mirabella cosmetics. When they aren’t cutting, coloring, styling, or conditioning hair, the staff can be found rendering facials, tanning skin, or applying makeup to statues for practice.