With nearly 40 years of combined experience, Escape Salon co-owners Angie Lara and Lisa Bair cut and style hair and beautify 'dos with color, perms, and conditioning treatments. Along with haircare, the salon also offers infrared-sauna sessions, a stress-relieving detox that can also help boost metabolism and promote weight loss.
Today, she's a master stylist, but before beauty school, Hali Owens focused on psychology while immersed in a criminal justice curriculum. Since shifting to her true passion, however, she's cultivated a service menu that ranges from bang trims to elaborate wedding updos topped with three-tier cakes. Despite all these choices, Owens advises guests not to get too overwhelmed: "Don?t worry about knowing exactly what you want," she says. "I am glad to help you decide and make the process as easy and stress-free as possible." Customers are able to relax in Owens's chair, knowing they can depend on her 15 years' experience and expert eye to shape and color the perfect hairdo. Her specialties help clients feel their best, and to Owens, that's the best part of the job: "My favorite moment," she says, "is when my client looks in the mirror at the finished look and I can see their confidence rise!"
Andrea Nasholm?s dream as a 5-year-old to one day work in the beauty industry came to fruition when she graduated from A?Art College of Beauty in 2000. Now an experienced nail technician, Andrea files digits and covers them in regular, glitter, and Shellac polishes. Her passion is creating the perfect pedicure, which includes a mask, scrub, and two rounds of "This Little Piggy."
Framed by a bold façade of magenta and eggshell white , Le Pink Boutique’s store windows draw in visitors with their extravagant displays of chic, seasonal clothing, swimwear, and jewelry. Like the mesmerizing courtship dance of the lophorina superba, the bustling shop’s exotic decor fascinates passersby with a flurry of feathers and color. Chandeliers cast showers of light through crystal prisms upon walls striped in pink and cream, an antique golden loveseat, and jungles of slender candles and snaky black feather boas. Nestled among the mirrors with gilded frames and strewn-about roses, chunky jewelry and twirly summer dresses hint at adorable outfits to come, and mannequins flaunt saucy lingerie ensembles.
Ed Borrego’s 15 years of massage therapy experience reveal themselves in every sweep of the back or rub of the shoulders. At Cosmos Deja vu, he softens tight and tense muscles with everything from deep-tissue pressure and sports massage to therapeutic bodywork. With aromatherapy fragrances whisking minds to far-off tropical locales, Ed’s hands work out kinks in the shoulders, back, and limbs, turning out a loose and limber network of muscles. As a bonus, clients can first sweat it out in the spa’s infrared sauna, where a gratifying heat coaxes toxins out of their pores and preps their muscles for the massage to come.
When greeting clients, Top Line Nails's Jimmy is friendly, funny, and charming. When it comes to actually painting nails, though, he's all business. He provides his clients with intricate, hand-painted designs, transforming each nail into a unique work of art which complements its neighbors. He often paints these creations in the style of French tips, leaving the bulk of the nail a natural pale pink, while the tops boast sparkling finishes that fade from blue to pink, intricate patterns of palm fronds or flowers, or even hearts and tiny gems.