Owner Carol Carey regularly travels to London, Paris, and Milan to snatch up the latest in beauty trends and techniques which she quickly totes back to her salon, a chic beauty haven boasting a lengthy menu of hair, skin, and nail services. Bound by a strong culture of creativity, the dedicated staff of experienced stylists, manicurists, aestheticians, and massage therapists consult with clients to determine their aesthetic needs. They then carefully and skillfully execute the requested service, from anti-aging facials to hydrating manicures.
A reflection of Manhattan-style lofts can be seen in the spacious salon?s exposed-brick walls, high-vaulted ceilings, and suspended hair dryers, each an element that Carey fell in love with while studying hair coloring in New York. The contemporary retreat also boasts a row of European-style shampoo bowls, which give stylists 360 degree access to suds up manes with shampoo and Perrier, while advanced hair dryers blow-out heat from three angles for a faster processing time.
The team at Stunners n Smashers Spalon operates under the mantra that not everyone?s hair is the same. So they make sure to begin each appointment with a thorough consultation in order to determine the best style for each individual client. From there, the team of stylists is capable of most anything: beyond cut and color treatments (including color correction) they can manipulate texture with Pravana and Brazilian blowouts, or create length with extensions and witchcraft. They also apply faux hair in six ways, including via heat-free protein bonds, braiding, or sewing.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 250 locations blanket 36 states and eight countries?Planet Beach Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Miniature recessed lights scatter across the salon's ceiling like a constellation of stars, casting a bright glow over neon green chairs, snow-white walls, and earthen clay tiles. Amid these modern accents, skilled stylist disassemble unwieldy hairdos, craft voluminous layers, and add highlights to flatter the client's complexion. Guests may also request an invigorating facial or private waxing session to banish unwanted hair.
Accomplished aesthetician Jennifer Navarro lends her name and talents to Jennifer's Skin Studio. There, she provides a wealth of services for women, men, and teens in need of skincare support. In addition to facials and MicroZone treatments, the studio offers head to toe waxing services.
Stylist Scala thrives on her artistic skills. She artfully cuts new hairdos, from blunt bangs to sweeping layers. She swaddles strands in new monochromatic hues and eye-popping highlights. She also expertly tackles frizz and flyaways by treating hair with keratin-express treatments.