Jamie Fleetwood liked working as an esthetician at Art Salon & Spa so much that she bought the beautifying business in 2010. Along with her staff of fellow estheticians, stylists, makeup artists, and massage therapists, Fleetwood pampers her clients inside the newly renovated, sun-drenched space. Her aesthetic touch might only be matched by that space’s decor: it’s accented with sleek hardwood floors, verdant plants, and earth tones as warm as a made-for-TV movie about dogs that adopt other dogs. Among these scenic fixtures, the team renders a slate of services in the form of facials, Shellac manicures, therapeutic massages, and highlights.
The Cutting Edge Salon, owned and operated by a certified Redken Master Specialist, transforms tussled tresses into stylish 'dos. The savvy stylists pamper manes with services that range from cuts and styles to perms and colors. Chop off an obstinate cowlick or say adieu to split ends with a haircut and style ($18+ for children, $21+ for men, $33+ for women), or apply a dazzling look to locks with a coloring service ($63+ for full foils, $43+ for retouch). Like a naked-baby picture, hair is not always welcome everywhere. Remove unwanted hair with a lip waxing ($8) of full-face waxing ($24). The congenial coiffure crafters work with Pureology products, which are created from sulfate-free formulas, sunscreens, and antioxidants, as well as the time-tested Redken line.
Armed with high-quality polishes and a passion for keratin restoration, owner Kevin Lane and his team of nail masters prepare glove and stocking stuffers to emerge for springtime. During the level-one manicure (up to a $27 value) and level-one pedicure (up to a $51 value), five-pronged pals soak and soften before their tips are trimmed and buffed until shinier than a shellacked pear.
Hairstyles Etc.'s enthusiastic staff aims to make sure every client leaves its salon satisfied with newly styled hair, manicured nails, or waxed skin. Transform your tresses with a skillfully sculpted women's haircut ($15–$25), or treat your paws to a Shellac manicure ($20), which pampers the reachers with attentive care and rewards them for politely applauding at librarian cage matches. Pedicures spoil little piggies with blankets of polish ($25), and hair coloring revitalizes faded hues with fresh, vibrant tones ($45–$65, depending on length). Fellas and children can also take charge of their bushy manes with a haircut ($8–$15), and customers may use their Groupon toward foiling for long hair ($60–$90), perms ($45+), and waxing services that leave skin as smooth as a baby's pet eel.
Karma Organic Spa is an earth-friendly online store stocked with a full line of organic nailcare, skincare and bodycare products. Give nails a glamorous coat of “Oh, Tiff!” teal polish ($9.99), then, buff it away with soy-based nail polish remover, which was an Allure magazine Editors' Choice. Or, order Karma Organic Lotion ($16) (available in cucumber-and-mint, eucalyptus, geranium, peppermint, and lavender) to smoothify and slickify hands in preparation for retrieving keys lost at the bottom of a Pringles can.
Salon Moda’s full-body scrub includes a whipped soufflé of sugar and a heap of body butter or oil massaged into the skin. But this pampering treatment only touches on the staff’s offerings. The salon's aestheticians tailor facials to combat wrinkles, acne, and dry patches. Massages incorporate heated stones, and spa mani-pedis include as kin-softening paraffin dip and round of patty-cake.