In 1979, Carol Lewis began her business with nothing more than an aesthetician's license. Her client list swelled over time as area dermatologists began referring more and more of their patients to Carol and praising her signature facials, which incorporate everything from hydrating balms to microdermabrasion to create healthier-looking skin. To keep up with the steady influx of new clients, she started hiring people, including aestheticians, massage therapists, nail and waxing technicians, and a support staff to memorize each new visitor's middle name. Today, when she isn't overseeing the spa, Carol shares this story and others with professional women's groups, delivering inspirational keynote speeches on pursuing success and embracing potential.
An opulent glass chandelier hovers above Ecology's modern white space, where artfully arranged cube shelves display natural cosmetic and skincare lines. At spotless makeup stations, cosmetologists draw from palettes of paraben-free NVEY ECO and Pure SKN products to glamorize their clients' faces. Their level of cosmetic artistry is evidenced by a loyal client base, including anchorwomen from Fox 2 News, whose features need to be flawless while being filmed at the station or reporting from the trenches of a squirt-gun war. Alongside the facial festoonery, jewelry trees and scarf racks flaunt tasteful accessories that add flair to the rest of visitors' appearances.
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.
Avalon Salon and Spa, a full-service Aveda concept establishment, employs expert skin specialists to pamper patrons with environmentally safe Aveda products. Skin specialists commence a one-hour Enbrightenment skin-brightening facial with a consultation and skin analysis, wherein dilapidated epidermises can begin to address painful memories of abrasive washcloths and sleeping-mask dependencies. An aesthetician uses plant-derived products to give skin a thorough cleansing and purge pores of impurities resulting from environmental factors and separation-anxiety-ridden toddlers. Healing hands will also massage the upper body for maximum relaxation. The skin-brightening facial can hydrate Sahara-like body paper and reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone caused by hormones, stress, acne, or exposure to UV rays.
Before beginning any session, Metroglo Sunless Tanning’s certified technicians whip up custom bronzing formulas to complement each client’s individual skin tone. Once the darkening serum has been perfected, they move into a private room equipped with breezy ventilation and in about 30 minutes swathe patrons and beach-longing marble busts in their tailored color, which contains no alcohol or artificial fragrances and brims with vitamins and sugar-cane-derived ingredients. Metroglo’s website hosts a list of tips to prepare clients for their session, including exfoliating dead skin and eschewing lotions, deodorant, and makeup. Following the appointment, technicians recommend waiting 8–12 hours before showering, therein assuring maximum darkening effects on torsos, extremities, and lackluster Scream masks.
Maalouf doles out an array of hair, makeup, and nail services in a sleek and modern salon. Expert stylists wrangle mangy-mannered manes with haircuts ($35–$60+), color treatments ($55+), or professional styling ($40–$60+). A makeup application ($85) can help clueless cuties get red carpet-ready, and a digit-decorating manicure ($22), pedicure ($62), and flutter-enhancing false-eyelash application ($28) will incite triple takes from friends, passersby, and envious hummingbirds.