As a newly-minted graduate of Virginia Ferrell College of Beauty, Brittany Malins headed off to work as a L’Oreal Professional. In her time as a beauty pro, she has studied beneath prestigious color specialists, honing her mixing technique and sharpening her eye. These days, Brittany helms a chair at Red Head Salon, where she folds her experiences as a hairdresser into sleek cuts and vibrant highlights and hair colors. Like her colleagues at Red Head Salon, Brittany continues to attend classes to stay sharp, keeping her finger on the pulse of the styling world—a pulse that beats thanks to an enormous Jarvis artificial heart filled with Barbicide.
As stylists orbit patrons, their shears purr through hair and the dirty-blond hardwood floors click beneath their heels. Fresh flowers sway, as though nodding to the lilting rhythm as the aesthetes coif locks, using natural and organic products from brands including AG Hair whenever possible. At the salon, prices are set on a tiered system to reflect each employee’s level of training and ability to refrain from singing "Sweet Caroline" into a hairbrush. Clover Salon constantly encourages each stylist to advance to the next level of know-how, and the team also performs waxing, nailcare, and makeup services.
The stylists and technicians at Beau Chic Salon & Boutique keep their clients looking trendy by staying abreast of current cuts and coloring techniques. Their advanced training shows in their bold highlights and glamorous updos, and their dedication to great customer services shines through when they treat their clients like family.
Experienced staff and a contemporary atmosphere make this salon and spa the perfect place to prettify pouty pouts. Chic, hairless leather couches in the waiting area offer a comfortable place to drape sleepy bodies, while flat screens entertain those on deck without imposing on personal space. When your name is up, opt for a salon service, such as tress reduction ($35+ for women, $20+ for men) or partial highlights ($65+). Lucky's spa, added in 2009, can still transfer some of its own freshness to your face with a green-apple facial, which employs a light fruit-enzyme peel to brighten and firm skull slipcovers ($60+). Or, match your patch to the spa's exposed brick walls with a Brazilian bikini wax ($50–65). See the website for a full spa menu.
This 2.5-hour mollycoddling begins with a fully trained aesthetician massaging gentle botanicals into your façade to cleanse pores and tighten skin. Combination areas of dry and oily skin are moisturized and dredged respectively as faces are restored to a youthful smoothness akin to a newborn porpoise. During the essential mani-pedi, a technician slicks nails with chic shades and eases weary feet in fountainside pedicure chairs. Strut across AllenMay's smooth hardwood floors, past crème brûlée-colored walls, and out into the world with a fresh game face and a set of paws fit to dominate patty-cake bouts with a cat.
The Center - Massage, Yoga & Wellness Studio not only combines yoga classes and massage therapy to help clients reach total wellness, but also makes this goal a family affair. Core yoga and Vinyasa flow classes take adults through a series of body-strengthening poses, and kids' yoga classes instill in youngsters a passion for mind-body fitness via stretching, music, and painting. Massage therapists dispense Swedish and myofascial-release massages, working out knots with the help of heated stones and bamboo rods.