Within the tranquil, century-old walls of the Belvedere house, the staff of The Secret Spa & Salon beautify bodies from the toes up. Hair stylists transform coifs with Aveda, Bumble and bumble, and Schwarzkopf products, as owner Richelle enhances natural nails with OPI, CND, and Gelish polish or extensions made from acrylic, silk, or fiberglass. A massage therapist eases tension with hot stones, aromatic oils, and custom pressure, and Dermalogica skincare experts clear complexions with relaxing facials that combat fine lines, acne, and premature aging. The spa also uses Jane Iredale makeup products.
Built in 1905 by the same architect behind the historic Biltmore house, Belvedere?which is part of the historic society?now has a slightly more modern feel thanks to the spa's staff, who accented its wood floors and abundant natural light with green plants and paintings by local artists. The multigabled house also boasts a projecting bay window, which makes an ideal spot for drying nail polish or testing the reflective properties of freshly waxed skin.
For more than 20 years, Hair Emporium's stylists, under the guidance of owner Linda Buck, have been fashioning 'dos with professional products from Thermafuse and Sukesha. Shampoo treatments cleanse scalps with organic suds, whereas all-nutrient, low-ammonia color renovates tress hues without the need for cumbersome Wet Paint signs. Brazilian and Japanese hair-straightening systems defrizz strands and airbrush tanning imbues sun-parched pelts with a natural glow.
Committed to keeping beautification in tune with nature, The Water Lily employs paraben- and sulfate-free hair products and grooms bodies with Cirepil, a low-temperature wax. A knowledgeable, licensed aesthetician whisks away uninvited hairs from their ill-chosen dwelling places, leaving skin stubble-free. Skillfully conquering a variety of bodily locales, including eyebrows ($15), upper lips ($10), and chins ($10), the shop's experts also gently administer Brazilian-style waxes ($65). Depilated physiques proudly exit The Water Lily boasting smooth, healthy skin and the confidence to flaunt newly sleek surfaces in front of friends and wookiees. The Water Lily welcomes clients into its tranquil, nontoxic beauty emporium Tuesday–Saturday.
The Hair Studio, Extensions, and Hair Replacement's tendril-tamers welcome clients into a spacious, full-service salon with deep-red walls and verdant green plants. Dedicated to meeting the specific needs and talon-installation requests of each individual, the experienced nail techs buff, shape, and nurture nails and cuticles during standard mani-pedi services. Alternatively, the deluxe mani-pedi supplements the standard work with a reflexology treatment, which consists of applying pressure to the hands and the feet to promote overall health and well-being. Philanthropic-minded clients can sink into further relaxation throughout the nail-pampering session knowing that The Hair Studio donates a small portion of its profits to Hope Hair Loss Inc., an organization that donates hair to children with cancer.
CENTRŌ is Asheville’s upscale, non-toxic salon for discriminating clients and is home to stylists educated in the technical flair of the top hair academies in the world: Ouidad, Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon, Aveda and Bumble & Bumble. We are the curly hair specialists! Vive le curl!
Voted Best Hair Salon, Best Hairdresser, or both by Mountain Xpress readers for eight years running, Wink Salon & Boutique boasts a fleet of skilled stylists that includes past master designers for Rusk International and an educator for Wella Hair Color. The green-certified salon’s hair whisperers employ Goldwell products to shift hair shades for jaywalkers on the lam and are all certified curlaborators with DevaCurl, making them well suited to manage curly manes. As the stylists snip locks with precision, nail technicians paint fingertips with Essie and Shellac polishes, and brow artists shape and shade over-eye arches with threading and tints made from all-natural vegetable dyes.
Inside Wink's boutique, jewelry and gifts crafted by more than 30 local artists beckon eyes toward the glint of recycled metals and vintage beads. An active member of the community, the business has teamed up with various organizations, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, and hosts an annual drive for Manna FoodBank.