Inside the boutique setting of Beyoutiful Salon, a team of 10 stylists beautifies clients’ strands via chic cuts and vibrant color changes. They also unleash hot wax on unwanted upper-lip fuzz and calm wayward locks with keratin smoothing treatments and conditioners distilled from Marvin Gaye’s greatest hits.
Jay Ward, a master stylist with more than nine years of experience, cuts, colors, and perms hair inside her space at Salon Lofts. She handles hairstyles of all lengths, sculpting strands with Kenra Platinum haircare products and lending extra oomph with all-over colors and highlights from the Wella Salon Door color line. She also waxes eyebrows to ensure that they complement her clients' new hairdos and old letterman jackets.
The licensed aestheticians at Bahia Beauty LLC embrace technology. They vanquish unwanted hair with electrolysis and laser treatments. They can also streamline makeup regimens with permanent makeup, a tattoo-like process that can eliminate the need for eyeliner, lip liner, or eyebrow pencil. The spa’s technology, however, doesn’t replace low-tech treatments—it complements them. The staff still brightens skin with organic chemical peels and uses old-school techniques—such as waxing, tweezing and threading—to reshape brows.
Most popular service: Lipo-Light on three abdominal areas
Brands Used: Vevazz
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Michelle Hunkus owns and operates Body Contours by Michelle within The Cove Wellness Spa, which is actually a recent development. She initially tried body contouring herself not so long ago through a Groupon she bought. She was looking for a way to dismiss some inches from her waistline before vacation. Michelle was so pleased with her results that as soon as she got back into town, she started researching how to open her own business. She's now come full circle, working with Groupon from the other end. Michelle is still a big fan of the treatment. "This product allows people to see fast results, which helps motivate them to continue on the path to a healthier lifestyle," she said.
The brainchild of independent entrepreneur Bianca Jackson, B-Lashes Beauty Parlor both distributes lashes for a leading overseas manufacturer and dispenses them at Bianca's storefront location, a "lash lounge" that specializes in eyelash extensions. Her staff of certified technicians enhances glances with synthetic mink and silk extensions selected by clients from a variety of colors, textures, sizes, and thicknesses. Unlike many brands, which deliver tacky-looking strips or thin lashes still bearing gluey residue, Bianca's lashes are lush and luxurious, adding naturally-looking body and volume to each sultry wink. That's why they're the lashes of choice for a who's who of notable local personalities. Specialized gels bond the formaldehyde-free lashes to existing natural lashes, with results lasting more than six weeks. Clients wear the extensions while showering, sleeping, and even chopping onions. In addition to offering lash enhancements, Bianca also bolsters looks with permanent-makeup applications and waxing services.