Upon checking in to Suraj Spa and Salon, clients can don a plush robe and spend a few minutes in the infrared sauna. It's one way for them to literally warm up for the botanically based treatments that follow. Perhaps the most impressive of these are the spa's facials, since they make skin glow using everything from naturally derived Privai skincare and LED light to the old "lantern earrings" trick. In the salon, clients entrust their cuts and colors to stylists who trained at the esteemed Aveda Institute and who engage in annual continuing education in New York City. Even the spa's decor suggests organic beauty, since earth-toned hues blanket the walls and wood planks line the floors. White lights twinkle through the gauzy curtain that encloses the lounge, where a blossom-shaped chandelier drizzles light upon couches that surround a brick fireplace.
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.
The staff at Cadence's Body Contouring & Health Spa combines the technology of med-spa treatments with natural services such as organic manicures, custom massages, and traditional waxing. Its five anti-aging facials and four body-contouring treatments benefit from advances in the spa industry such as infrared saunas, Endermologie machines, and LED phototherapy.
Poseidon Spa nourishes the body and mind by indulging senses in an eclectic blend of traditional pampering treatments, Asheville-inspired delights, and excellent service. Begin a calming afternoon with the invigorating dry-body brush treatment, in which doting skin detailers lift away dead cells and promote blood circulation more vigorously than a teenage boy promotes his troupe of mimes. Then surrender carcasses to the muscle-mending might of a signature 80-minute classic-relaxation massage (a $175 value). Harnessing the power of essential oils, this deeply relaxing technique floods limbs and ligaments with an overall sense of well-being, clearing the mind for pressing challenges. Poseidon Spa complements this coddling package with a signature face massage and hot-stones treatment (each a $20 value), leaving faces more radiant and muscles more melted than a campfire on the sun.
A Paul Mitchell signature salon, Twilight Salon & Spa ensures that its talented stylists design and shape tresses according to the most current styles and techniques. Amiable coiffeurs shear strands into soft, feathery layers before applying a nourishing Paul Mitchell glaze, which counteracts frizzy flyaways by assigning each wisp a fieldtrip buddy. The demipermanent clear coat clings to hair for up to six weeks, promoting shine without distorting chemical or natural hair color. Scrupulous nail techs reward digits for grammatically correct text messaging with trimming, cuticle care, and an even varnish of OPI polish during a one-hour mani-pedi service.
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!