The sleek black salon chairs at Anna Katherine Salon & Spa have cushioned many clients—mothers looking for a flattering new hair color, brides seeking an elegant up-do for their wedding, and youngsters in need of a new haircut for their first day of kindergarten. Their wishes and requirements are attended to by the salon's staff of seasoned stylists, who perform a sweeping array of hair care services using top products like Pureology and Redken. The salon staff also includes waxing specialists and expert nail technicians, who administer manicures and pedicures using durable OPI Gelcolor polishes.
Hair Illusions' owner, Rebecca Austin, gathered together a crew of hair specialists whose professional touch can turn out both traditional and modern styles for women, men, and children. Coloring services and extensions are also available to help complete looks. Customers who want to color their skin or extend their existing tan can hop into one of five tanning beds or opt for Fake Bake airbrush tanning, which lasts for up to 10 days and fades naturally, much like memories of a nonexistent vacation. The salon's massage therapist doles out Swedish and deep-tissue massages, and the resident nail technician keeps fingers and toes properly cured and polished.
High Maintenance Salon & Spa knows how important it is to take care of one’s face, and they help clients do so with custom facial treatments. Deep-cleansing sessions and masks exfoliate away dead skin cells and sop up excess oil. They also offer special acne-clearing treatments, and use a microdermabrasion wand to diminish the appearance of fine lines.
From facials to couples massages, all of Bedazzled Salon and Day Spa's services focus on revitalizing clients' bodies and spirits. Beauty and wellness—like peas and carrots in a bag of frozen-vegetable medley—go hand in hand at the salon, where the staff strives to beautify and relax clients using only environmentally conscious practices.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Skincare has been my passion for the last 10 years. I have worked in a spa that was voted best day spa in this area for 9 of those 10 years. I truly enjoy meeting new people and pride myself on my ability to make anyone feel comfortable.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
My inspiration is my family. When I started this journey, I was a single mother and wanted to provide the best life possible for my son. I am married now, have a wonderful husband and three step daughters, and this much larger family is still my inspiration.
What do you love most about your job?
I love meeting new people. I love making people feel good about themselves.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
In 10 years, I have received a lot of feedback from my guests. My favorite one to date is about my move to work on my own and not in a big-name day spa. The best feedback by far, is just how far my guests are willing to go to still come and see me for their skincare needs.
The Elemental Natural Facial perfectly encapsulates what Abby Lane Salon and Spa has to offer. Using Aveda's botanical kinetics product line, aestheticians spend an hour personalizing a skincare treatment to suit the client's unique concerns, whether they have dry, sensitive, oily, or congested skin. All treatments are similar here in that they employ the use of high-quality Aveda products and benefit from the staff's personal attention. Hairstylists make strands look healthy again with cuts, coloring, and texturizing treatments, while nail technicians, makeup artists, and massage therapists all do their part to rejuvenate clients and send them back into the streets glowing like a lightbulb after its very first kiss.