The stylists at Strands Salon and Spa understand the importance of a beauty routine. More importantly, they know how hard it can be to maintain one alone. That's why they pamper each guest with a full array of haircare and spa services. Haircuts, sew-ins, and relaxers are just a few of the updates they can make to styles. Along with hair, they turn their attention to nails, pampering hands and feet with aloe scrubs, tea-tree oil, and French polish. Waxes and sunless tanning services are also available.
At Dragonfly Salon, Lynn Cooper offers a healthier alternative to traditional, harsh products that may make some salon and spa treatments risky particularly for pregnant women. Instead, she employs holistic and sustainable products that transform clients' tresses and visages safely and effectively. With this dedication to wholesome, healthy beauty, Lynn shifts hair hues using organic hair color and scalp treatments before snipping manes into bobs, pixies, or custom styles. She rounds out looks and adds a layer of mystery to pencil-pushing locks by adding dimensional hair color and highlights.
In addition to snipping tresses, Lynn revamps brows, lips, and chins with waxing sessions or relaxes with customized facials. Her bridal and special occasion updos pair with hand- or airbrush-applied makeup to render visages beautiful in time for weddings, proms, or embezzlement trials.
Sharlee’s Salon & Spa’s staff draws on an impressive pool of experience to pamper skin, hair, and weary muscles; among the standouts, Sharlan Oakley recently loaned her skills to the hit television show Split Ends, and fellow stylist Gayla Oakley once ran a salon of her own. While guests help themselves to complimentary snacks and beverages, Sharlan, Gayla, and the rest of the styling team devise ways to treat tangled strands with professional Goldwell, Fudge for Hair, and Schwarzkopf products.
Across the salon floor, spa technicians brush nails with chip-resistant Shellac polish, lavish skin with facials, and extend lashes to facilitate more dramatic winking. In private treatment rooms that seem a world away from the lively bustle of the salon floor, massage therapists employ Swedish or deep-tissue strokes and hot stones to alleviate soreness and stress from commuting to work via swinging ropes.
Licensed massage therapist Kelly has what the massage industry calls "the touch," meaning that she has healing and soothing hands. At her studio inside the Natural Health & Living center, she uses her skilled hands to provide Swedish, hot-stone, and myofascial release massages. She is especially famous for her serious, firm pressure during deep-tissue massages, during which she digs her elbows and fists deep into the hard-to-reach tissue that's causing her clients chronic pain.
Suite 200’s troupe of digit designers pampers hands and feet with indulgent mani-pedis and a rainbow of OPI or no-chip Shellac polishes. During the 30-minute manicure, a tender tech will slather finger farms with an exfoliating scrub and essential oils before wrapping appendages in warm towels to seal in moisture. Upon rendering clappers silky soft, the nail artist will delicately trim cuticles, file talons, and paint keratin canvases in a vibrant coating of polish or—with today's second option—no-chip Shellac that can last up to two weeks, like a mustache drawn in permanent maker. Meanwhile, feet relish sweet serenity in a bubbly footbath before relinquishing tension and sock animosity at the hands of a relaxing foot scrub. To finish each pedi pampering, the aestheticians shape toe shingles in perfect rectangles or tasteful parabolas, then apply a coat of OPI polish, leaving tootsies shining brighter than a cockatoo under a black light.
Under the supervision of licensed instructors, the aspiring stylists at Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology clip, polish, and primp beauty-seekers as they prepare to become tomorrow's star stylists. Strand sculptors adjust face drapes with a cut and style treatment. Trim back encroaching bangs or let tresses tumble gracefully downward with a thermal styling that uses a curling iron to leave ringlets, a flat iron to create linear locks, or the 9 iron to remove errant golf balls caught in unruly coifs. Alternatively, fingers overworked from typing and toes worn out from extended runs of "This Little Piggy" can seek solace in a mani-pedi. Technicians trim and buff nails before decking them out in a digital decoration of your choice.