The technicians at Salon Bella Dona & Day Spa emphasize team service, working together to bring out the beauty of their clients. They use Aveda products instead of fire hoses to cleanse complexions during customized facial treatments. The team’s makeup artists complement facials with makeup application, and nail technicians offer a full menu of nailcare services, some of which include OPI gel polish. Spray-tan artists utilize Norvell sunless tanning solutions to blanket bodies in custom airbrush tans, and waxing experts rid the face and body of hairs that are unsightly or unhelpful during swim meets.
Owner Marcy Lanier and her crew of stylists take pride in creating the right cut and color for each of their clients at Willows Dream. During appointments, they apply their collective creative energy to help each person look and feel their best with a hairdo that flatters both their face shape and personality. Meanwhile, the team's aesthetician, Ginger, tends to the rest of the body's beauty needs, performing quick waxing treatments, vegan mani-pedis, and Xtreme Lashes eyelash applications. Her caring, professional touch has resulted in regular clients, and even earned her a spot on Mountain Xpress' Best of WNC 2012 list.
After treatments, guests can peruse the inviting gift boutique, a destination in itself, which is stocked with whimsical accessories, jewelry, local art, and high-quality hair products.
The roster of high-quality salon and beauty products used at Adorn Salon and Boutique includes Schwarzkopf Professional Products, Punky Colour, Bröö Craft Beer Body & Haircare, and Mineral Fusion Cosmetics. The lineup of stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians is equally impressive. They include aesthetician Holly Morrison, who was named the best aesthetician in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC 2012 reader's poll. Typical salon services, such as cuts, coloring, and nail care, are offered alongside more unique treatments including dreadlock maintenance, custom facials, and brow and lash tinting.
Scarlett Moore, owner of Lirica Salon and Spa, has a passion for making people pretty. Her relaxing manicures and pedicures endow nails with basic polish or the newest trends in nail art. She also uses high-end products to deliver a variety of hairstyling and coloring services.
The expert fingers of bliss’s stylists each graduate from the salon's extensive apprenticeship program before they style hair or massage extremities in Aveda-product-centric services. The Caribbean Therapy Retreat manicure ($40) or pedicure ($60) infuses limb-ends with Caribbean plant aromas during a soothing massage, using a warm seaweed mask to exfoliate skin cells and revive toes still groggy after hitting sandbars too hard the previous night. Perk up downtrodden locks with the haircut and style ($35+ for women, $25+ for men), which slathers hair in botanical-based shampoo, massages skulls, and trims back nests of hair serpents. Hair-color treatments ($45+) restore faded locks to Technicolor glory, and the Damage Remedy treatment ($55+) uses Aveda's plant-based ingredients to repair strands splintered by the karate chops of passing zephyrs.
Nail technician Amber Burnett gives top priority to cleanliness and safety—but luxurious scents and detailed nail-art applications easily sweeten the deal. Tools always undergo a thorough scrubbing, a germicidal soak, and UV-light sterilization before they're used to shape nails and tend to cuticles. Single-use tools also make appearances: white block buffers, tub liners, nail files, and birch sticks experience one glorious pedicure in the sun before they find themselves discarded. Amber's specialty—signature-scent pedicures—allows patrons to customize the experience with a choice of enticing aromas, and a chilled neck wrap promotes further relaxation. Additionally, Twinkie Girl mani-pedis are available for ladies younger than 12 and can be performed for one girl or a party.