Thanks to a partnership with Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery, Pigalle Salon & MedSpa, a Tiffany Award winner for haircare in 2009 and 2011, is able to offer a combination of traditional hair, nail, and massage services along with medical-grade facials and hair-removal treatments. The salon pampers guests with complimentary herbal tea and coffee served in a cozy lounge where clients wait patiently to enjoy body wraps, tanning sessions, or laser hair-removal treatments that get rid of unwanted hair more effectively than wishing on all the stars in the sky ever could.
To Ms. Haseena, haircare is about more than styling—it’s also about keeping tresses healthy. She does that by using professional haircare products while accomplishing lace weaves, color jobs, intense conditioning treatments, and updos. Skilled in aesthetics, she also shapes brows and applies natural-looking eyelash extensions.
Trim Barber House caters to men of all ages, providing old-fashioned hair services complemented by modern amenities. Opt for a haircuts, and unruly tresses are lathered with sudsy shampoo before being expertly snipped into shipshape. After follicular landscaping is complete, those who choose the first option are expertly conducted into the past with a 30-minute straight-razor shave. Badger-bristle brushes are used to lather overgrown chins with warm, clove-scented shave oil. Next, a sharpened blade glides away stubble, leaving faces as smooth as a compliment from Barry White. Those electing to treat hardworking bodies may enjoy a stress-relieving massage to scare away anxiety masquerading as muscle tissue. The full-body massage spends 60 minutes kneading away worry, leaving frames revitalized and relaxed.
The Barber Pole cuts the fluff by offering local men traditional barber services in a quintessential barbershop atmosphere. Much like its bitter enemy, baldness, the shop is hereditary, passing through the owning family for three generations. Its men's cuts ($18) craft a combination technique of clippers and scissors-over-comb, approaching cowlicks and mane planes with equal dexterity. The site blabs its tuft-tamers' hours online, making it easy for regulars and unoccupied paparazzi to know when they are on duty.
With a beauty line more than 80 years in the making, the skin specialists at Merle Norman Cosmetics and More amplify nails, faces, and entire bodies through their trained techniques and educational tips. To help cosmetics customers to select the most flattering products for their coloring and skin type, the staff promotes a try-before-you-buy policy, along with lavishing clients with skin analyses, hydrating facials, and makeup lessons at no charge. A slate of specialty facials, manicures, and waxing services further prepare physiques for nights on the town or mornings as a mannequin stand-in. The salon also hosts girls? nights, which let bands of three or more bask in complimentary paraffin treatments, mini facials, and makeovers while taking advantage of exclusive product discounts.
CUSP, a sister boutique of Neiman Marcus, lines its shelves with apparel and accessories that set wardrobes afire with the flames of fashion. Labels range from trendy (J Brand) to ultra chic (DVF). Protect your hands from atmospheric wear with a pair of ivory knit mittens with a faux fur lining ($44), slick up kickers with zebra-print fleece welly socks ($40), or stand out in a Amanda Uprichard red silk dress ($194). Torsos, which threaten secession whenever they're not dressed in classy duds, can be appeased with a Phillip Lim 3.1 tank ($95), a black burnout linen piece with a racerback and the words "cool," "easy," and "nice" on the front.