Light flickers against a clear gemstone chandelier in the contemporary front lounge of Hello Beautiful!, where staffers with more than 50 years of collective experience greet guests with friendly smiles and kind salutations. As music swirls around the eclectic pampering haven, clients follow the hardwood floors into a violet-hued salon filled with stylists sprucing up ‘dos with master haircuts and vibrant colorings. Among delicate drapes and leather treatment chairs, attentive aestheticians keep visages beaming brightly with tailored facials or permanent cosmetics, which help ensure makeup won't run while swimming, showering, or going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Staffers further indulge guests with complimentary beverages and light snacks.
Loida Summerville brings seven years of experience to her nail-services station at The Phoenix Salon. Wielding OPI polishes, she expertly paints digits with solid hues or spirited designs that declare loyalty to a favorite sports team or deli sandwich. She also attaches synthetic gel nails, in both full sets and fill-ins, and coats tensomes in contrasting french tips.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Manicures and Pedicures
Brands Used: Zoya, Qticia, OPI, CND
Pro Tip: My shop has a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. I specialize in
the growth of natural nails
Born and raised in Birmingham, Bonnie now pretties up her hometown one fingernail at a time. She trained at Linda's School of Beauty before refining her skills over the next 14 years as a manicurist. During that time, she came to appreciate how much using a quality product can help make her treatments stand out; that's why she employs brands such as OPI, Creative Nail Design, and Qtica. She particularly recommends shellac gels for busy women, as the colorful gel polish dries quickly, lasts up to 14 days, and won't chip.
The aestheticians at Pamp-A-Roma give hands and feet the star treatment. They trim and buff nails during mani-pedis, before applying standard OPI polishes, glazes, or chip-resistant Shellac. They administer some out-of-the-ordinary treatments as well, such as a jelly pedicure. During this service, feet and toes dip into a pool of gelatin that warms muscles. Additionally, Pamp-A-Roma's team isn't confined to a single location. They travel to homes for spa parties and treat birthday girls and guests to spa services such as mani-pedis.
The Hair Dashery has dutifully kept all types of hair in line for more than 30 years with a deluxe menu of styling services. Its skilled stylists can craft voluminous layers, sew in weaves, or straighten strands with relaxers. The salon also provides services for those experiencing hair loss, using the American Cancer Society–certified hair-loss specialist it has on hand. Clients may also solicit an aesthetician for a makeup application, lash extensions, or a durable coat of Shellac nail polish.
Michelle Williams at Head 2 Toe has dressed up fingers and toes for nearly three decades. The seasoned nail technician pampers clients with skin-softening hand- and foot-masks and hot-towel treatments, before touching up nails with monochromatic color, nail art, or french polish. She also waxes unwanted hair and freshens visages with relaxing facials. Outfitted with comfortable massage chairs, her spa makes an ideal oasis after a long day of work or haunting houses.