A graduate of the Vidal Sassoon Academy, salon owner Tammy Liggett pours 16 years of experience into every coiffure she touches at Divas and Dudes Too. Her staff of skilled stylists helps her in her quest to style, cut, and make hair more manageable, wielding products by Goldwell, Pureology, and INOA. In addition to hair services that include straightening treatments and extensions, the team embellishes visages with makeup and fingers with gel polish. An adjoining boutique area complements new looks with accessories such as jewelry, hats, and purses.
The cadre of hairstylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists at M Salon and Spa presents a varied slate of beautifying and restorative services. Working from a palette of L'Oréal Professionel hair products, stylists snip strands, add color and highlights, and apply restorative treatments to repair damaged locks. Nail techs perform a suite of nail services, swathing fingertips with Shellac polish to leave appendage armor bright and chip-free—unlike the paint job on a golf cart—for up to a full fortnight. Massage therapists lift tension from backs and shoulders by rendering 90-minute Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages, and waxing professionals lift unwanted hair from legs, brows, and lips.
Minimalist flourishes paint a robust picture. A vintage Marilyn Monroe photograph hangs above the salon’s cozy perm armchair, which looks more like a bourgeois armchair plucked from the Victorian era. Amid these elegant trappings inside Salon Boutique, Pretty Cut & Dry owner Ashley Millard and her skilled stylists craft scissors cuts and mold tresses with Emmediciotto products. Ashley’s team can refresh strands with a deep-conditioning treatment or vanquish unwanted fuzz from upper lips and brow outskirts with a waxing session. They can also perform makeup sessions for an upcoming wedding to make the bride sparkle, a birthday to render smiles their most beautiful, or a climb up Mt. Everest to add a layer of protection against frostbite.
At Salon Milano and Spa, plant-based Aveda products lend customized aromatherapy and natural nutrients to salon and spa services. The products' holistic focus matches the manner in which the staff conducts spa services: in addition to explaining the purpose of each step in the facial or massage, therapists also guide clients through stress-relieving visualization exercises to calm the mind. All treatments are customized, from the aromatherapy of a massage to the angle of the cut performed by senior or new-talent stylists in the salon. Tuscan Sanctuary is open late on weekdays to accommodate busy schedules and UV rays that, like Napoleon and his chef after saying they preferred English bread to baguettes, are exiled.
D'Amantes Salon prides itself on being a playful place with creative artists. In fact, the stylists and nail technicians regularly deem a day to be Hawaiian Saturday, '80s day, or red, white, and blue day.
Armed with PCA and Rhonda Alison products, they return youthful glows with a variety of facial services, such as anti-aging peels, Jessner lotus peels, or the brilliance-restoring Red Carpet facial. Their acne treatments work to clear unsightly blemishes, and dermaplaning aims to reveal smoother skin by exfoliating away dead skin cells and unwanted peach fuzz. Refreshing hydration rejuvenation treatments and scar-and-wrinkle-fighting Dermapen microneedling sessions round out the roster of services.
As a nail technician, Debbie of Finesse Nails takes pride and joy in her craft, painting nails to the specifications of each client. She can emblazon nails with rhinestone studs or spritz them with the same tattoo art inked by the first Barbary pirate manicurists. And for traditionalists, she swathes on the baby pinks and milky whites that make nails appear healthy and factory new.
Finesse Nails operates out of Salon Boutique, a collection of salons and spas that share hallways illuminated by dangling chandeliers. The space’s interior exudes a feeling of tranquility and tidiness that's otherwise seen only in architecture parks and fountains carved from soap.