What do a resort hotel and the Battle of Asheville have in common? A sister-in-law. Well, her name at least. Emma Adelaide Clayton was the sister-in-law of George Wesley Clayton, the colonel who defended the city during the Battle of Asheville. The skirmish was fought on the land where Crowne Plaza Tennis & Golf Resort now resides. To commemorate the leader, the resort named their adjoining spa Adelaide Spa.
Though the beauty haven is named after a woman from the late 1800s, its interior is anything but dated. Mod pendant lamps cast soft light on therapists who rejuvenate guests in sumptuous chambers with raw wood beams and thick textiles. Aestheticians balance and tone skin with organic skincare products and refresh bodies with herbal body wraps and organic sugar scrubs. In the salon area, stylists cleanse, cut, and color manes using Redken, Kenra, and Moroccanoil products.
A complimentary robe and slippers await guests before each treatment, as do complimentary beverages and snacks. When guests arrive for appointments, they are also welcome to gargle the alphabet with herbal tea or use the resort's amenities, including the sauna and childcare services.
In addition to taking appointments, Bella Dona Beauty & Cosmetics strives to accommodate clients’ busy schedules straightaway with a team of technicians at the ready during all open hours. Personnel whisk walk-ins directly to seats for makeup applications with Smashbox or bareMinerals products and personalized facials.
The stylists at Hair on Victoria boast advanced trainings with top companies such as Aveda, Bumble and bumble, Rusk, Aquage, and TIGI. Their advanced repertoire allows for tailored cut and color recommendations for each client, depending on their style desires, skin tone, and foot size.
A warm, welcoming salon, Boardroom provides masculine customers with grooming services in a relaxed, upscale environment. Designed to be reminiscent of a 1920s country club, The Boardroom is outfitted with plush leather chairs, a pool table, a chess board, and an antique bathtub full of flaming stock certificates. Relax with a complimentary beverage as a stylist gives you the Benchmark, the salon’s signature service. After a personal consultation, guests receive a revitalizing shampoo and scalp massage, a cut tailored to personal style requirements, a cleansing re-shampoo and conditioning, and a finishing-touch styling before stepping back onto the street with a freshly tuned-up ’do. Going beyond particular follicular needs, the package also includes a paraffin hand dip, a moisturizing facial, as well as a steamed hand towel and complimentary beverage. With The Boardroom’s reputation for quality service and client satisfaction, guests need not worry about arriving at the next important meeting with a single sideburn or a surplus of side-ponytails.