Stylist Christie Rawson spent years planning to open Studio C Hair Salon a Beauty Lounge. She picked out premium products, filled the space with modern furniture and airy colors, and gathered an experienced staff of stylists, manicurists, and aestheticians.
Today, her stylists cut, color, and style hair with L'Oréal Professionnel products as clients lounge in modern, white styling chairs in front of oversize oval mirrors. Staffers shampoo scalps in a row of sinks lined with plush armchairs—though Christie also prides herself on her dry-cutting, or freehand, skills. Aestheticians cleanse faces with Rhonda Allison cosmeceutical products and use glo mineral makeup to create rosy cheeks for weddings or smoky eyes for a coal miner's retirement party. White pendant lights illuminate the pristine nail bar, where patrons perch on stools as manicurists apply nail lacquers by OPI and butter London or treat guests to a Get Fresh aromatherapy pedicure. All of the studio's utensils are also sterilized in a medical grade Autoclave and wrapped in self-enclosed packaging while pedicure bowls never recirculate and lined for one-time use.
The "L" in L Skincare stands for luxury, which aesthetician Lindsay Jackson takes to heart as she pampers clients with results-driven skincare treatments. Customized facials often include collagen boosts, pumpkin antioxidants, or Vitamin C to help specific skin woes, from hyperpigmentation to acne to the growth of fish gills. Along with facials, Lindsay also helps clients get rid of unwanted facial or body hair with waxing services, and heightens natural beauty with brow or lash tinting.
Hand & Stone’s extensive list of spa offerings, including the facials and massages, realigns mind, body, and tagalong spirit. During a hot-stone massage, a friendly massage therapist strategically utilizes heated smooth river stones on your body to deliver a comfortable warmth that will drain away tension and bring your muscles to optimal stress-exorcism temperature. The benefits of massage are numerous and include stress reduction, pain relief, and decreased chilly bloods. Hand & Stone’s signature facials are tailored to ameliorate existing skin conditions while rejuvenating expression-weary visages through deep cleansing, exfoliation, and extraction. With the three-month membership, you can experience high-quality pampering in all its refreshing forms at member prices, which can change the price of an eyebrow shaping from $20 to $15 or the price of an 80-minute massage from $99.95 to $59.95.
At Derma Bella Progressive Skin Care, aestheticians revitalize complexions with facials that use lemon ingredients to brighten sun-damaged skin or antioxidant-rich raspberries and peaches to restore a youthful appearance. Aestheticians also perform enzyme peels and ultrasonic microdermabrasion, in which an oscillating wand delivers Oxygen Botanicals products deep into skin to remove built-up residue and encourage cellular turnover. Microdermabrasion treatments are gentle, and usually involve no downtime or delay before clients can apply makeup again. Aestheticians also can wax away stray strands on the face before placing it behind glass inside a custom picture frame, where it will remain beautiful forever.
The stylists and aestheticians at Botanicals Salon & Spa believe that even with all the high-tech serums, lotions, and hair products that exist in the world, nature is the best for hair and skin. The Aveda concept salon eschews harsh chemicals and uses all-natural Aveda products during hair cuts and colors, facials, waxing services, and mani-pedis. To further support nature and make dolphins high-five each other with joy, clients can bring in their empty Aveda product bottles and have them refilled.
A veteran team of technicians, aestheticians, and therapists delivers a wide range of services spanning the skeletal spectrum, from extremity-focused half-hour reflexology massages ($45) to 45-minute total body wraps ($45). For rejuvenating aesthetic enhancements, guests can indulge in manicures ($30), pedicures ($45), and paraffin dips ($8). Or wick away the follicles with waxing services for the brows ($15), full face ($25+), or bikini region ($35 and up). A complete list of services can be found on the Lavender's Day Spa website or in the 1894 Farmer's Almanac.