BrowGal's Stefanee Kelley holds a small metal ruler up to your face and soaks in the view. After summing up your features, she deftly tweezes out stray hair to reveal two smooth, strong arches that give focus to eyes, cheekbones, and lips. Her sense of proportion has been honed during nearly two decades as a cosmetologist, a career that led her to work alongside luminaries Laura Mercier, Trish McEvoy, and Bobbi Brown. The influence of these women is clear in her technique and style, which she describes on her website as "natural and fresh-looking," following Kelley's rules of never tweezing from the top and never tweezing vicariously by removing hair from the nearest mammal. Kelley also isn't afraid of hair, and will fill in sparse eyebrows with BrowGal's signature line of powders. "I'm a fan of thicker brows, because they make you look younger," she told the Oxford Eagle in a 2006 interview.
Thick eyebrows also signify good health, a truth Kelley confronted while volunteering for Look Good Feel Better with the American Cancer Society. According to At Home In Memphis, her father's battle with cancer inspired her to join the program and give cosmetology lessons and makeovers, particularly brow enhancements, to oncology patients. Today, she continues to lend her expertise to women enrolled in Look Good Feel Better, and has expanded BrowGal's menu to include waxing and permanent makeup, which gives enduring beauty to those without the means to maintain their look.
Sam Gould opened his first salon in 1932, determined to create a refined atmosphere within a small, intimate setting. The concept proved to be successful, and the Gould name became synonymous with a quality salon experience. That emphasis on quality is exactly what the company hopes to pass on to the next generation of salon and spa professionals at the Gould's Academy. Here, licensed educators and industry professionals help mold aspiring stylists and aestheticians by providing valuable training in a real-life salon setting. Students showcase their skills by pampering actual clients using state-of-the-art treatment stations and equipment, and all services—including hair styling and coloring, mani-pedis, and facials—are performed under the supervision of the professionals leading the class.
Led by industry veteran Michael Branan, Hippie Jack's Barber Shack prides itself on keeping its old-school barbershop vibe while still offering the latest in men's hairstyles. The extensively trained staff snips hair into classic and new looks, trims beards and mustaches, and shaves face stubble until chins are as soft and smooth as a lamb wearing sunglasses.
Start your long and busy work week off on the right foot with a tasty and energizing coffee or tea from Maggie's Pharm.
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