The classrooms at Taylor Andrews Academy of Hair Design trade chalkboards and desks for mirrors and styling chairs to create an environment for new stylists to hone their crafts. After a quarter of a century in the trade, owners Larry and Sherri Curtis opened the school with a curriculum the teaches the business side of salons, as well as essential beauty skills including hair design, makeup, extensions, aesthetics, and waxing. To supplement this core program, they bring in guest teaching artists, host photo shoots, and do everything else they can to turn their graduates into the styling successes of the future.
All of that is down the ombre brick road, of course. Today, the next generation of style unfolds at Taylor Andrews' salon chairs, and thankfully the general public can take advantage of these budding stars with services from nail design, to waxes, to colors and cuts for men, women, and children.
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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Nails by Amber is a enjoyable experience,
she cares about the needs, wants, and desires of her clients. It is a fun and friendly environment to come into. She uses such products CND, OPI, and IBD. Amber treats the clients nails and cuticles with the proper care and professionalism
that the need.
What do you love most about your job?
I love meeting and getting to know new people.
The aestheticians at Nails 4 U treat nails as tiny canvases awaiting a dash of color and self-expression. Besides lacquering digits in a kaleidoscope of hues with gel polishes during spa mani-pedis, they execute skin-smoothing waxing services.
All of the students at Color My Nails School of Nail Technology have the same concentration. That's because the school is "nails only"—every teacher is a practicing nail tech, and the 300-hour course is designed to set graduates apart in the mani-pedi industry. To that end, it includes lessons on treatments that other schools might not delve into, such as how to use nail drills, perform white-tip fills, and forge a stunningly accurate van Gogh piece onto someone's thumb. Students practice on both mannequins and live clients, administering affordable manicures, pedicures, fills, and gel-polish applications. They also host children's parties that leave guests giggling at their newly glittery toes.
Founded by Monica Bruin as a small three-person shop nearly 30 years ago, Color My Nails Salon has grown to match the times. Now home to 23 expert technicians, the self-proclaimed "largest nails-only salon in Utah" continues Monica's legacy of spreading the dazzling beauty of nail art to the Midvale area. Whether they're welcoming fresh coats of Shellac polish, donning a new set of artificial nails, or relaxing with a soothing full mani-pedi, clients are greeted by sparkling smiles that match the twinkling reflections of the salon's newly installed glitter walls. Color My Nails Salon's retail section helps clients maintain their new looks at home with nail products, or match polish with fresh accessories such as purses, jewelry, and scarves.