A striped awning shelters guests as they step inside The Village Salon's blue entrance room, which functions both as a reception area and an art gallery. Amid the salon proper's subdued gray walls and rustic wooden accents, a staff of experienced stylists under the direction of new management consults with customers before crafting flattering 'dos using products by Matrix, Moroccanoil, and Pureology. Meanwhile, aesthetic specialists administer purifying, age-erasing facials and meticulously cover nails with CND Shellac polish. The Village Salon also offers gift cards and packages for special occasions, such as bridal parties preparing for a wedding, couples celebrating an anniversary, or estranged clones attempting to reunite.
Technician Anita Ray believes the best route to relaxation involves natural products and techniques. She infuses elements of the outdoors into her services, heating basalt rocks for hot-stone massages, using naturally derived acids for peels, and tickling squids for cosmetic tattoo ink. To help clients to achieve desired results, Anita begins appointments with a consultation and analysis, which yields recommendations for the proper procedure and at-home care.
The caring aestheticians at Salon 921 & Day Spa revamp visages and pamper pelts with an arsenal of beauty and relaxation services amidst an inviting, homey atmosphere. The renewing European facial can whisk away pore impurities and promote visage vibrancy. Therein, a licensed aesthetician will deep clean and exfoliate pores, shroud cheeks in a personalized treatment mask and, like a forthright shopkeeper with a broom,sweep loitering, delinquent stress from the neck, shoulders, face, hands, and arms. Meanwhile, the soothe-smithing extends to the whole corpus with any of your choice of massage modalities. In the Swedish massage, for example, a licensed therapist will customize their light-to-medium pressure to increase circulation, cancel tension, and renew your favorite season of M.A.S.H.
Named 2010 "Best Hair Salon" in Tennessee Valley by CityVoter and in the 2009 Huntsville Times' Reader's Choice Awards, Salon Allure shapes, soothes, and shears tresses with a talented team of designers and Redken shampoos and products. A women's haircut and style ($29 and up) tames hair beasts, a foil treatment ($75 and up) highlights strands with accuracy, and a gloss or glaze ($30 and up) makes hair as shiny as a new penny covered in baby oil.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.