At Metamorphosis Salon & Spa, owners Beth Volz and Molly Zemke welcome visitors into a world of soothing and beautifying skin and hair treatments. Guests spruce up their tresses with cuts, foil highlights, and keratin infusions, or cleanse and smooth their skin with waxing, mud wraps, and purifying facials.
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A friendly and outgoing staff twirls around the styling chairs at Hair Graphics, each bringing a unique style and skill to the table. Take co-owners Jennifer and Joy, for instance. Jennifer is a Paul Mitchell–trained stylist who specializes in So-Cap hair extensions, and Joy calls upon training from Vidal Sassoon and Wella—among other institutions—to create classic avant-garde styles. Meghan brings a natural approach to the team, merging her passion for the outdoors with her knack for modeling the latest trends. Ashley, meanwhile, stays abreast of the latest trends while incorporating her forward-thinking fashion sense. No matter the stylist, each of Hair Graphics’ new clients receives a thorough consultation, ensuring that they leave with the cut or color that matches their vision or doctor’s orders.
Anchored by a trio of experienced aces—including PGA-certified director of instruction Ed Collins and owner Dave Williams—Hampton Roads Golf Academy travels to courses throughout the greater Hampton Roads area to spread the pastime of golf. The pros wake each morning to the sound of humming lawnmowers and giggling 9-irons to keep alive their golf enthusiasm, which they impart in private, group, and on-course lessons. The academy’s V1 video analysis software helps instructors shed light on the murky abyss of pupils’ swings, playing back each shot in slow motion to pinpoint the root cause of each unsightly slice and snap hook. Hampton Roads Golf Academy holds lessons at four area courses, two of which boast covered and heated ranges to allow for lessons during chilly winters or divot hailstorms.
Under the guidance of medical director Dr. Richard Rosenblum, The Spa and Laser Center’s staff rejuvenates appearances with a wide range of medical aesthetic procedures and spa treatments, and dole out anti-aging tips on Fox 43's The Hampton Roads Show. Staff performs treatments such as laser resurfacing, photorejuvenation, micro needling, facial and peel treatments, Vaser Shape body contouring, and massages. During visits, a skilled nurse administers cosmetic injectable services–such as Botox, Selphyl, and other dermal fillers–for those who desire to skim years off their appearances. Spa treatments—which include nine varieties of facials and seven different massages—are also available.
Jim Ostrosky, erstwhile fashion consultant for the local Fox affiliate and fashion writer for the Birmingham News, now brings his eye for texture and color to bear on the manes of clients at his intimate home salon. More than three decades in the industry inform his oversight of a team of stylists who wield organic products from Aveda instead of threatening hair into obedience with vats of liquid nitrogen. As they craft new 'dos, the stylists employ advanced techniques such as halo brick and paneling to create highlights or keratin smoothing treatments to banish frizz. In addition to snipping locks into classic coiffures, the professionals delve into new styles and trends, such as fusion and micro link hair extensions.
The aestheticians at Cheri's Skin & Nail Boutique profess an unwavering commitment to customer happiness—and they back it up with services such as the hot-spring honey pedicure. At the outset of this invigorating treatment, the beauty professionals submerge feet in a citrus-honey soak. Then, they massage lower legs with a grainy sugar paste, hydrate feet with a butter moisturizer, and swipe away any excess product with towels warmed with the tiniest drop of hot lava.
From start to finish, every treatment at Cheri's Skin & Nail Boutique integrates a similar level of care and attention. Moreover, whether the technicians perform a basic brow wax or a multistep facial, they reach for professional-grade products that yield visible results.
The nature vs. nurture debate rages on among philosophers, but the beauty and wellness experts at Elite Therapy and Wellness Center don't think it's one or the other. Instead, they've created organic wellness treatments that nurture with nature.
Their peptide peel, for instance, brightens complexions with a blend of arctic berries, lingonberry-seed oil, and hibiscus-seed extract. Their other skin treatments range from Eminence Organic Skin Care facials that firm, tighten, and clear skin to organic, paraben-free spray tans, which use formulas from South Seas Airbrush Tanning. Even their body polish is organic—it exfoliates with sugar and works much better than rolling around in a tub of sprinkles.
Todd Beckman founded MassageLuXe with the notion that five-star service should not be limited to pricey hotels. Today, the spa's team of qualified massage therapists and aestheticians continues to realize and build upon Todd's initial aspirations. A spa day at MassageLuXe includes all the perks one might expect from a vacation resort, from facials and massages to full-body waxing and baths in warm, effervescent champagne. The company's services tend to exceed expectations in other ways, too; along with standard massages such as Swedish and deep tissue, therapists are proficient in specialty modalities such as hot stone, reflexology, and aromatherapy.
The body specialists at Begin To Be Well Massage Therapy tailor each tension-taming session to help clients to achieve all-over relaxation or address more specialized corporeal concerns. A certified massage therapist delivers relaxing strokes during a Swedish massage, uses pressure-assisted power during a cupping massage, or targets aches during a therapeutic massage. Alternatively, a sports-therapy massage soothes the tissues of the athletically inclined, and a prenatal massage eases the muscles of expectant moms. Guests can also inquire about adding aromatherapy, infusing the air with the scent of the British pound's rising value to encourage deeper relaxation.
Five-time Best of Chesapeake Gold–winner Ron Paul Salon & Day Spa enlivens weary faces with a wealth of rejuvenating skincare services. Perfect for a lunchtime appointment, the express facial treats pores to a customized cleansing complete with a mask and moisturizer application. The microdermabrasion delves deeper to exfoliate layers of dead skin and reveal fresher strata underneath. This diamond-tipped scrub-down is most effective in a series of five to eight sessions, and can help reduce superficial wrinkles, uneven texture, and the ennui that attends not being asked for ID.
The adept aestheticians and specialists at The Nu Me Laser and Wellness Clinic help patrons to uncover a refreshed version of themselves with a diverse menu of maintenance, wellness, and clinical treatments. Technicians banish unwanted fuzz with noninvasive laser hair-removal treatments and administer facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and cosmetic injections. They can also set to work evicting tension from muscles via massage services and intimidating letters. They dole out these services in a warm and tranquil clinic outfitted with plush furnishings and hardwood floors.
Delijah Salon & Boutique offers beauty treatments, clothing, and accessories, all in the name of keeping its clients looking stylish and chic. Hair services include keratin smoothing treatments, haircuts for men and women, and color services. Facials and waxing keep skin looking healthy and feeling smooth, and custom organic spray tans keep paleness at bay and give bodies a from-the-beach glow. There's also a boutique that features fashion and accessories as well as beauty products such as OPI lotions and nail polish.
At Sun Resorts Tanning Salon, there are several routes to bronze skin. Staffers help clients achieve the perfect color with UV tanning beds, calibrated to five different levels of intensity. Master-certified airbrush-tanning technicians take light out of the equation altogether, darkening skin evenly with a hand-applied solution. And at the Red Mill location, the staff members use light to do more than tan skin. They provide clients with radiant smiles by employing LED lights to brighten teeth.
Inside the Aromatherapy Shoppe, steaming hot towels and aromatic essential oils await clients looking to untie tense muscles at 757 Massage. Certified massage therapists stir these ingredients into each of their soothing Swedish, hot-stone, and bamboo massages. They customize fragrances and massage styles to accommodate every client’s individual needs. And that attention to detail earned the massage studio a nomination for the Pilot’s Best of the Beach award in 2013.
The carefully curated staff at Dakota M Salon & Spa boasts years of collective experience in a variety of services. They perform skincare, makeup, nails, and haircare treatments in a laid-back, beachy interior marked by teal accents and lush houseplants. The team guides clients to cozy styling chairs and refreshes them with complimentary offerings, including free beverages and advice on how to properly thank someone for a free beverage.