Stylists at Dolce Vita Salon and Spa shape their clients’ manes with precision cuts and smoothing keratin treatments. While clients sip a complimentary glass of wine, stylists paint locks with single-process color, add subtle face-framing highlights, or dot lids with eyelash extensions. In addition to hairstyling, the salon also features spray tanning, facials, and nail services. Meanwhile, rich chocolate chairs and cabinets and a large black-and-white photo of Marilyn Monroe, lend an air of '50s retro glamour to the salon’s atmosphere.
The full-service Artisans Salon dutifully sweeps away aesthetic doldrums with a slew of beautifying services. A signature mani-pedi combo pairs a half-hour hand wrangling with a 45-minute foot sprucing, giving patrons plenty of time to relax with an offered glass of wine or cup of tea. The European-style manicure begins with an exfoliation of arid skin to make way for a metacarpal-melting massage using aromatherapeutic oils. The mitt treatment concludes after a paraffin-wax-glove treatment seals in elasticity, softness, and color and seals out actual seals. Worn-out little piggies find solace in a warm sea-salt-enriched soak that launches the pedicure procedure. Softened hoof hulls then receive a verbena scrub and mask. A fragrant hot towel curtails high-strung nerves, and a knee-to-toes rubdown releases tension from legs to make room for better cargo, such as a year’s worth of Cadbury Creme Eggs. Toe-tops are then given the Rolls-Royce treatment and polished to a perfectly designed shine with nail varnish.
Most popular service: Color, Shampoo, Blow-dry, Haircut
Brands Used: Redken, Pureology, Goldwell, Moroccan Oil, Mizani, It's a 10
Staff Size: 50+ people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Allow enough time for your visit.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
All students are supervised by licensed Instructors with years of industry experience, and all students have at least 16 weeks of training before working with the public.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
I believe our students would say color. They love color and high-lights.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
The color service and treatment was better than she received in a salon, and the prices were less than half of what she normally pays.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We welcome tours for potential clients and students anytime without an appointment.
Celeste Day Spa strives to do more than revitalize its clients' appearances. The staff tries to turn every appointment into a rejuvenating escape from the stress and pressure of everyday life. Gentle music plays in the background, the scent of aromatherapy oils lingers in the air, and candles gently flicker atop the birthday cakes in each room. Within this serene setting, the massage therapists soothe aching muscles, the aestheticians apply body wraps rich with essential minerals and botanical extracts, and the stylists design flattering new hairdos. Even a traditional pedicure can become a luxuriant experience when the nail technicians incorporate paraffin dips or centering reflexology techniques. Going beyond traditional spa services, Celeste Day Spa also strives to help its clients by offering treatments intended to promote holistic health and wellbeing, such as hypnotherapy, chakra-balancing energy work, and life coaching.
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