The technicians at Salon Bella Dona & Day Spa emphasize team service, working together to bring out the beauty of their clients. They use Aveda products instead of fire hoses to cleanse complexions during customized facial treatments. The team’s makeup artists complement facials with makeup application, and nail technicians offer a full menu of nailcare services, some of which include OPI gel polish. Spray-tan artists utilize Norvell sunless tanning solutions to blanket bodies in custom airbrush tans, and waxing experts rid the face and body of hairs that are unsightly or unhelpful during swim meets.
Salon owner Karen Speaks and her team of stylists at Images of Statesville do more than make women feel beautiful by cutting their hair—they also pay the hair and the positive feelings forward. The caring crew collects hair donations for a North Carolina–based company that makes wigs for cancer patients. In their everyday business, the staff members customize confidence-building dos and perform relaxing mani-pedis for locals, just as they have done for more than 20 years. The team works together in the salon's wood-floored salon amid plants, dark-hued styling stations, and light-turquoise accents, all of which create a vibe that's as warm and welcoming as a hug from the Human Torch's grandmother.
Owner Marcy Lanier and her crew of stylists take pride in creating the right cut and color for each of their clients at Willows Dream. During appointments, they apply their collective creative energy to help each person look and feel their best with a hairdo that flatters both their face shape and personality. Meanwhile, the team's aesthetician, Ginger, tends to the rest of the body's beauty needs, performing quick waxing treatments, vegan mani-pedis, and Xtreme Lashes eyelash applications. Her caring, professional touch has resulted in regular clients, and even earned her a spot on Mountain Xpress' Best of WNC 2012 list.
After treatments, guests can peruse the inviting gift boutique, a destination in itself, which is stocked with whimsical accessories, jewelry, local art, and high-quality hair products.
The roster of high-quality salon and beauty products used at Adorn Salon and Boutique includes Schwarzkopf Professional Products, Punky Colour, Bröö Craft Beer Body & Haircare, and Mineral Fusion Cosmetics. The lineup of stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians is equally impressive. They include aesthetician Holly Morrison, who was named the best aesthetician in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC 2012 reader's poll. Typical salon services, such as cuts, coloring, and nail care, are offered alongside more unique treatments including dreadlock maintenance, custom facials, and brow and lash tinting.
Nails of America's experienced nail techs nurture less-than-divine digits back to optimal health within a clean, relaxing, sanctuary of style. The 30-minute classic pedicure begins with a gentle pumice scrubbing, which helps to remove dry skin and toughened calluses, while a massage aids in releasing tension and maple syrup stores built up in each overworked shoe-bearer. Once softened and spotless, tense-less tootsies will be fashionably filed, while a choice of polish ensures they leave ready to show off their newfound foot flair.
Located inside Lenox Salons Lake Norman, Pure Polish treats guests to nail services set in a boutique-style environment. Beauty-boosting services are rendered in 20 individual studios. Old-fashioned lanterns line the corridors, filling the space with warmth and soft light. Inside Pure Polish's private space, nail techs tackle the task of rewarding hard-working hands and feet. Employing popular polishes and detail-oriented customer attention, they transform nails into canvases of self-expression while fostering an atmosphere of relaxation.