2009 BOB Awards: Beauty Boosters

Body & Soul

Waxer

While other aestheticians either move too fast (ouch!) or too slow (does it really take that long to perfect a brow?), Beth Solomon at Charles Grayson Spa has perfected the art of the elegant brow and bikini wax (she does Brazilians, too).
Specialty Shops on the Park, 6401 Morrison Blvd., 704-364-2944

Colorist

Clockwise from left  to right: Priti Patel, Amy Swaney, Beth Solomon, Lee Tran, Rosie Bastida, and Carrie Smith

Clockwise from left to right: Priti Patel, Amy Swaney, Beth Solomon, Lee Tran, Rosie Bastida, and Carrie Smith

The beauty of Carrie Smith‘s color work is that it blends so seamlessly with your natural or previous color that two, three, even four months after the highlight people will still comment on how great your do’s hue is. Smith truly has perfected the art of subtle highlights and coloring.
J. Graham & Co., 401 Hawthorne Ln. 704-344-0224

Facialist

Rosie Bastida at The Spa at Ballantyne Resort analyzes every pore, wrinkle, and sunspot on your face before suggesting a small but highly effective skin-care arsenal for you, which she then applies to your face. The result: glowing, refreshed skin every time.
14815 John J. Delaney Dr. 704-369-5188

Blowout

Getting glossy hair that’s full of body takes skill. Enter Amy Swaney at Shine Salon. The energetic owner of the Plaza Midwood hair salon is armed with a hair dryer and professional styling products from lines including Kevin Murphy. The result? A fabulous blowout every time.
Shine Salon, 1900 Commonwealth Ave., 704-344-0338

Pedicurist

Whether you’re looking for the glossiest polish in the most stylish color or simply need a relaxing foot massage, Lee Tran at Polished Nail Bar‘s South Boulevard location does it all. Complete with a soothing sea-salt soak, a rejuvenating exfoliating rub, a relaxing lower leg and foot massage, and impeccable polish job, Tran will have your feet looking and feeling stiletto-ready.
Polished Nail Bar, 2041-F South Blvd., 704-954-0004

Aesthetician

Maybe it’s a facial. Or maybe it’s a body wrap. Whatever it may be, Priti Patel at Shapes Salon & Day Spa can invigorate tired skin with a gentle touch and keen eye for skin damage details. Your best bet: try her body scrub to slough off dry, dead skin.
Shapes Salon & Spa, 8045 Providence Rd., 704-341-0922

Pictured clockwise from left to right: Priti Patel, Amy Swaney, Beth Solomon, Lee Tran, Rosie Bastida, and Carrie Smith