Venus Ugolini opened the doors of Twisted Hair Salon in July 2011, offering hair, skin, and nail services to men and women alike. A graduate of Paul Mitchell cosmetology school, she combines her professional experience with that of a team of skilled stylists, colorists, and makeup artists. That team joins forces to offer a comprehensive list of services, including updos, eyelash extensions, and facials. Committed to taking a personal interest in their clients’ style even outside the salon’s walls, staffers can also provide helpful tips for maintaining results at home.
The technicians at Hera Nail Spa draw upon 10 years of experience as they care for natural and artificial nails in an elegantly remodeled setting. Staffers coat fingertips in traditional polish or apply durable Gelish or CND Shellac polish that can last without chipping for up to two weeks. For pedicures, patrons climb aboard the La Fleur II chair, whose massaging action mimics human fingers by playing rock-scissors-paper beneath the upholstery. The remodeled space boasts chandelier-like glass lighting, a trickling fountain, and stately arches and columns.
The friendly staff at Zen Spa Lounge—located in The Sedgefield Shoppes between Marisol Restaurant and Blossoms—pampers clients with a lengthy list of massage, skin, and nail treatments. Therapists knead away tension and improve immune systems with deep-tissue massages and reflexology treatments. Aestheticians customize four kinds of facials to combat acne, dehydration, and dullness, perking up treatments with specialty masks full of football-movie pep talks and vitamins A and C.
Plush pedicure thrones line one wall of Angel's Beauty Salon, and a line of manicure tables and haircutting chairs face them. The stylists and nail technicians work to pamper guests with precise, face-flattering haircuts for men and women, and mani-pedis, including long-lasting gel manicures, that transform nails into works of art. In addition, the salon offers waxing services.
At Sculpt Plus, cosmetologist Gopal Zapalowski defuzzes bodies, prunes overgrown nails, and tames manes with professional training acquired from Joico. To begin the mini-makeover package, Gopal accents strands with face-framing splashes of color before evicting unwanted cranial fringe with a haircut and eyebrow wax. Like makeovers at a slumber party with the founding fathers, guests also have the freedom to choose their own combination of beauty treatments, such as a deep conditioner ($20) that quenches thirsty locks with refreshing moisture. A Shellac manicure and pedicure ($60) shields digits with color that lasts up to two weeks without chipping, and the spa pedicure ($50) employs a foot-hugging mask and firm massage to restore feet suffering from bouts of dancer's block.