It's no mistake that The Hair Nook has an old-school beauty-shop vibe: the salon has been open for more than 25 years. The staff's skills extend beyond traditional cuts and rollerwraps, though. Their extensive training shows through in a lengthy service list that includes everything from eyebrow arching to curly perms to braids and weave ponytails to facials.
Instructor Paula Eure discovered Zumba for the first time on a chance trip to Atlanta with her friends. Infatuated after her first workout, Paula set to work earning her certification in the lively, Latin-inspired dance classes. Paula now leads up-tempo dance parties several days a week, and is certified to teach Zumba’s sub-styles that emphasize muscle toning and classes specifically designed for children and older participants.
At Shag Salon, stylists tame wild manes with a host of hair-wrangling services. They cut away surplus locks to reveal fresh ‘dos and augment looks with the salon’s specialty color treatments, which include partial highlights, full highlights, and all-over color.
A chandelier sparkles over stylist Alicia's clients at Attache Salon while she cuts, colors, and conditions their hair. The salon's earth-toned palette adds warmth to the surroundings, weaving throughout the patterned armchairs, hardwood floors, and full-length, black-framed mirrors.
At Relax the Body Salon & Spa, treatments center on the client's needs rather than a display of technique. A nationally certified massage therapist heeds muscular complaints with customized strokes, ousting tension with Swedish and deep-tissue modalities. Meanwhile, facials strive to nurture pores with a combination of masks, warm towels, and inspiring bedtime stories such as the Cleft Chin that Could.
The licensed nail stylists at Essence Nails & Spa maintain a full-service nail salon brimming with six cushy spa pedicure chairs and ample finger-pampering workstations. Basins of warm water beckon hands and feet for a pretreatment soak before busy files trim back encroaching cuticles, slough dead skin, and shape nails back into their natural retractable form. Lotion enrobes arms and legs during a relaxing massage, and OPI polish slathers nails with sturdy chromatic color.