Ananda and her team of highly trained stylists know that hair is the easy part of their job—and that it's easy to miss the true nature and beauty of each person who sits in their chairs. So the stylists at Ananda West work with care, using products from Bumble and bumble, Wella, and other leading brands. To stay on top of new trends and techniques, stylists participate in monthly education classes.
As scissors and combs fly, clients can indulge in complimentary coffee, beer, wine, or loose-leaf teas as they slip into temporary scalp-massage-induced bliss. Shampoo, conditioner, and styling are included with each cut.
At Lirica Salon and Spa, you can sit in a styling chair, foils clamped to your hair, wearing protective red glasses while an LED lamp shines on your teeth, and raise your hand so your manicurist can file more easily. At least, that's what one customer recently experienced, having all those services done at once before tossing off those goggles and emerging with a new look. Of course, that's not the typical mode of operation at Lirica, where clients are made to feel welcomed and not rushed. But the studio's multifaceted roster of treatments is part of what makes it special.
Asheville Hair Design has a flair for the dramatic. As the official hair and makeup designer of Asheville Lyric Opera since 2006, the styling and makeup team breathes life into rich theatrical personalities—such as Shakespeare's innocent Juliet, or Bizet's passionate _Carmen_—using combs, hair products, and cosmetics. At Asheville Hair Design, styling services enhance the natural beauty of each client, evoking the specific look that they desire. Patrons can opt for glamorous updos, body waxing, skin-smoothing microdermabrasion, or choose a relaxing massage to dismiss stress.
Plant- and mineral-based products—never tested on animals—pamper faces and bodies during sensitively rendered services at Glow Skin. All-natural sugaring hair removal gently wipes away unwanted fuzz without hot wax or chemical additives. Therapy treatments using LED light and oxygen work to fade blemishes and scars with non-invasive bursts of light and air. Even high-tech microcurrent "face-lifts" stimulate facial muscles with both small jolts of electricity and inspirational readings on the Golden Rule.
Using more than 15 years of experience, licensed cosmetologist Mia Nguyen endows clients' faces with makeup that won't wear off at the end of the day. Before applications, she applies a keen eye to facial structure, eye color, and skin tone and designs natural-looking eyebrows that complement the overall aesthetics of the face. Permanent eyeliner and eyelash extensions imbue pupils with pizazz, and lip shading redefines lip lines with full-color-lipstick emulation or barely there enhancements.
Located within Cadence's Contouring, Makeup by Angela specializes in burnishing skin with beachy tones. Spray-tanning specialist Angela meticulously applies Norvell sunless-tanning solution to prepare bronzed bodies for lounging on the beach or posing as an Oscar statuette. She also beautifies skin with gloMinerals cosmetics, whose natural pigments also protect against UV rays, and the Clarisonic Pro skincare system, which deep-cleans skin with 300 brush movements per second.