Although he had already been a successful stylist for years when it took place, the thing that solidified John Nelson as a top-notch professional was a training stint he spent in Rome, Italy, where he absorbed European techniques that he brought back to his own salon in the United States. Now guests of John Nelson Salon and Spa enjoy the benefit of these and other techniques—such as Global Keratin treatments and color services—within a workspace where lime-green accents punctuate slate-gray walls and floors. Chocolaty hues coat the spa area, where licensed technicians unpack pores with Alleia skincare products and drive away cellulite with herbal detoxifiers and repurposed breakup speeches.
In 2008, board-certified hair-color specialist Adela Franco used her international training and beauty pageant experience to open her very own hair studio. In 2010, Franco added aestheticians, massage therapists, and nail technicians to her team, turning the studio into a full-service salon and spa. Since then, clients have been visiting Adela's Color Salon & Spa for an assortment of services—ranging from foil highlights to deep-tissue massages—done with products by brands including OPI, Image Skincare, and L'Oréal Professionnel. Before each service, guests may wet their whistles with a complimentary glass of wine, a cup of freshly brewed coffee, or a diamond-encrusted chalice filled with exotic tea.
Hands, lower legs, upper lips?all of them can become sleek, soft, and hair-free with help from aesthetician Jennifer Scheetz. Jennifer is just one of the many beautifying professionals that make up the Brentwood Salon & Day Spa team. Inside the salon, the experts cater to their clients' every pampering need, doling out everything from skin treatments such as ultrasonic and deep pore cleansing facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and sea salt glow body treatments to manicures and deep-tissue massages. The team can even tint brows and lashes for added dramatic effect.
Cool Springs Nails—now led by welcoming new owners—refurbishes paws with a portfolio of salon services. Clients can add moisture and softness to toes without rubbing them against damp grizzlies thanks to paraffin-wax pedicure treatments. They can also enlist specialists for 30-minute foot massages, which gently manipulate the foot's key pressure points. Shellac polish lavishes fingertips with chip-free coverage for about 14 days, and a professional technician carries out the pink-and-white-acrylics service to lend tonal harmony to key tappers.
At CG Salon, an acclaimed cadre of licensed aestheticians dispenses a full array of beautifying and tranquilizing services. The calming and revitalizing herbal embalming treatment exfoliates skin to a softness that rivals the underbelly of a wild snuffleupagus. During the paraffin facial, spa techs assail pallid complexions with a mix that is engineered to clarify muddled pigments and reverse indelible scowls. The resulting gorgeousness is further accentuated during the complimentary make-up application.
The friendly and professional staff at Elysium Day Spa soothes nerves and spiffs up skin using high-quality products and a relaxing atmosphere completely free of rush-hour traffic and mostly free of screeching seagulls. Clients get to choose from a wide range of facials that soften skull-sheaths and get them glowing like a flattered firefly on its honeymoon. Opt for a 45-minute Liftosome facial, a self-heating mask brimming with vitamin C, or cleanse the balrog-riddled depths of your pores with a 55- to 60-minute European facial. If your nose throws a tantrum for being left out of the fun, indulge it with a 55- to 60-minute aromatic facial featuring a moisture-sealing seaweed mask. Additionally, customers will enjoy the after-option of a Bare Escentuals makeup application that uses minerals to glamorize faces so that they can silence unruly movie crowds with a single sexy glance.