The master colorists at Limelights Hair Color Studio aren't afraid to reach beyond the rainbow with their styling services. Highlights and all-over color treatments play up flattering shades, which range from classic browns, blonds, and blacks to iridescent pinks and purples. The staff also manipulates hair texture with keratin-straightening formulas, defeating frizz more quickly than peer pressuring each strand to "loosen up already." The lime-accented benches around the salon bespeak the bright attitudes and edgy 'dos found within.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists; use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry, and lean back and dream of breakdancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring (starting at $52), highlights (starting at $75), or a perm (starting at $75).
Within the tranquil, century-old walls of the Belvedere house, the staff of The Secret Spa & Salon beautify bodies from the toes up. Hair stylists transform coifs with Aveda, Bumble and bumble, and Schwarzkopf products, as owner Richelle enhances natural nails with OPI, CND, and Gelish polish or extensions made from acrylic, silk, or fiberglass. A massage therapist eases tension with hot stones, aromatic oils, and custom pressure, and Dermalogica skincare experts clear complexions with relaxing facials that combat fine lines, acne, and premature aging. The spa also uses Jane Iredale makeup products.
Built in 1905 by the same architect behind the historic Biltmore house, Belvedere—which is part of the historic society—now has a slightly more modern feel thanks to the spa's staff, who accented its wood floors and abundant natural light with green plants and paintings by local artists. The multigabled house also boasts a projecting bay window, which makes an ideal spot for drying nail polish or testing the reflective properties of freshly waxed skin.
For more than 20 years, Hair Emporium's stylists, under the guidance of owner Linda Buck, have been fashioning 'dos with professional products from Thermafuse and Sukesha. Shampoo treatments cleanse scalps with organic suds, whereas all-nutrient, low-ammonia color renovates tress hues without the need for cumbersome Wet Paint signs. Brazilian and Japanese hair-straightening systems defrizz strands and airbrush tanning imbues sun-parched pelts with a natural glow.
CENTRŌ is Asheville’s upscale, non-toxic salon for discriminating clients and is home to stylists educated in the technical flair of the top hair academies in the world: Ouidad, Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon, Aveda and Bumble & Bumble. We are the curly hair specialists! Vive le curl!
Voted Best Hair Salon, Best Hairdresser, or both by Mountain Xpress readers for eight years running, Wink Salon & Boutique boasts a fleet of skilled stylists that includes past master designers for Rusk International and an educator for Wella Hair Color. The green-certified salon’s hair whisperers employ Goldwell products to shift hair shades for jaywalkers on the lam and are all certified curlaborators with DevaCurl, making them well suited to manage curly manes. As the stylists snip locks with precision, nail technicians paint fingertips with Essie and Shellac polishes, and brow artists shape and shade over-eye arches with threading and tints made from all-natural vegetable dyes.
Inside Wink's boutique, jewelry and gifts crafted by more than 30 local artists beckon eyes toward the glint of recycled metals and vintage beads. An active member of the community, the business has teamed up with various organizations, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, and hosts an annual drive for Manna FoodBank.