Pens and Needles' tattoo artists, who specialize in creating customized pieces, employ nearly 20 years of experience to outfit skin with one-of-a-kind work. They also create simpler designs, such as a beloved’s initials or a beloved grocery-store bar code. Pens and Needles can also retouch current work or cover up botched tattoos with carefully executed inky disguises.
The beauty technicians at Hello Gorgeous Day Spa groom guests with a comprehensive roster of spa and salon services. Stylists renovate manes with haircuts and coloring, and aestheticians tackle epidermal ailments with tanning, body wraps, and facials that enlist aloe-based formulas that exfoliate and pack in more moisture than a hoarding rain cloud. A resident massage therapist kneads away stress alongside aestheticians who can diminish cellulite and wrinkles. To fully pamper clients, Hello Gorgeous bundles its plentiful services into thoughtful makeover packages that outline fashion and makeup advice and prep patrons for special events, such as proms, weddings, or bouts of competitive wedding-cake demolishing.
The Shear Place's keratin caretaker, Tammy Scott, draws on 10 years of experience in pampering extremities as she coats nails with vibrant OPI and China Glaze polish. Patrons settle into the mani-pedi room’s massage chairs and let the cushions’ gentle vibrations whisper stress away while hot towels wrap around their legs and arms, defrosting appendages after hours spent playing hide-and-seek in a freezer. As clients relax in their cocoons, Tammy’s deft fingers massage limbs, shape nails, and control wild cuticles. Afterward, all 20 nails don a bright layer of polish to match a favorite scarf or the color of their favorite vice-president's eyes.
Licensed massage therapist Tammy Coggins works to fight stress and pain with deep-tissue, Swedish, and lymphatic-drainage massage techniques. Coggins performs additional modalities including craniosacral therapy, designed to lengthen and align the spine, and visceral manipulation, during which she applies soft force to the connective tissues.
The stylists at The Mane Design aren’t afraid of color. In addition to golden highlights, all-over auburn hues, and ombre color and highlights, they dye strands in bright pinks, blues, and purples. They provide other bold hair services, too. Special-occasion hairstyles include cascading curls, braids, and updos, and haircuts range from classic bobs to trendy layers.
Ashley’s Hair Design doubles down on beauty with hair services and massages. Chic cuts and highlights take care of revamping visages, while massages work on refreshing bodies. Therapists unfurl Swedish and deep-tissue techniques with upgrades that includes cupping and brush or hedgehog exfoliation.
For 30 years, Saturday's Family Hair Care has tended to the manes of men ($15), women ($16–$20), and children ($11–$15), crafting classic cuts and modern styles in a kid-friendly, appointment-free atmosphere. Moms can steer hopelessly tussled bedheads toward Saturday's salon, where experienced hair herders soothe anxious kiddies and corral misbehaving locks into tidy style stalls. Moms and tots alike can opt for stylistic inspiration, such as the soft and simple classic bob or the rugged cool kid on the block look, which enables tykes to judge which junior-high alt-rock bands are rad and who sold out to play this fall's Battle of the Bands. Name-brand products including Matrix, Paul Mitchell, and Moroccanoil treat locks to an opulence matched only by down-bristled toothbrushes. Saturday's welcomes walk-ins anytime and boasts convenient evening and Saturday hours.