The blush of pastel-pink walls swathes the interior of Myers Park Spa & Nails in a serene, feminine glow, where a staff of experts specializes exclusively in nail and waxing services. Nail technicians work diligently to refine their clients' fingers and toes, soaking them to softness in warm-water baths before crowning them in long-lasting coats of Axxium or Gelish lacquer. Tucked away in private rooms, aestheticians slick warm wax onto skin before uprooting unwanted hair along faces and bodies, leaving them smooth, hair free, and the envy of dolphin roommates for up to eight weeks.
Anne Pipkin was once a loyal customer of gorgeousGLO. But she loved the spray-tanning salon so much that she couldn't resist becoming the owner. In that capacity, Pipkin joins with her fellow staff members to share their studio's natural spray-tanning formula with their clients. They help tanners achieve bronzed hues without the incurring harmful effects of UV rays or painstakingly coloring themselves in gold crayon. Alternatively, an on-site blowout center tops off tan looks with sleekly styled coifs. Blowouts, updos, and conditioning treatments prepare locks for special events including prom, weddings, and engagement parties.
Licensed aesthetician and makeup artist Rhonda Green offers custom medical-grade-skincare and sunless-tanning treatments at Just Glo Studio. Along with therapeutic facials, Green specializes in chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and waxing. For sunless tanning, technicians wield equipment from Infinity Sun to bronze their clients, mixing the sprays with optional anti-aging treatments.
Armed with more than a decade's worth of skincare experience, Helena Collins helps clients achieve and protect healthy skin with medical-grade chemical peels, restorative and corrective treatments, and maintenance therapy. Her unique, hands-on approach involves minimal use of machines and tamed robots, has received national recognition, and attracts loyal clients who typically visit Sois Belle Spa two times a month.
Inspired by her late mother's battle with skin cancer, Helena enrolled in a postgraduate program for an oncology aesthetics certification, allowing her to effectively treat clients battling or recovering from cancer. Helena also travels around the country as a motivational speaker for the Regency Beauty Institute, giving talks focused on helping students transition from apprentice to professional aesthetician.
Under the generous leadership of owner Toneia Powell, a resident stylist and graduate of the Redken Exchange NYC and Yamaguchi Academy, the salon team provides a bevy of services ranging from hair cuts and styles for men ($25–$30) and women ($45–$50) to advanced texture services (priced upon consultation) to color services paired with a cut and style ($90 and up). Feel free to arrive with a follicular game plan, or, if preferred, take advantage of the salon's free consultation policy.
Barbers at this neighborhood salon have trimmed flattops and shaped handlebars for 32 years. Their service menu is one of old-fashioned simplicity: haircuts for gents, ladies, and kids, with shampoo or a beard trim available for a little extra. Despite their pared-down menu, staffers stock their stations with premium American Crew and Paul Mitchell products and take pride in their skillful clips, close shaves, and even closer shaves with the law during the scissors prohibition.