At The Hair Lounge, co-owners Angie Pilkington and Jennifer Miller keep their creative styling team educated on the latest industry trends through ongoing education. According to a feature on The Company Lab website, Pilkington has been a representative at the New York branch of the renowned Intercoiffure Mondial––an international organization for high-quality hairdressing that represents the top 2% of salons in the world. By encouraging her crew to strive for that same level of success, Pilkington has created a small business that is stylish beyond its stature, where personalized services take the place of cookie-cutter cuts and styles are sealed in with paraben-free Oribe products.
Inside the salon, vintage-inspired chandeliers illuminate the bright-pink dividers at each styling station. The lounge area uses transparent chairs, rich hardwood furniture, and gray walls with white wainscoting to create an ambiance that is both classic and modern, calling to mind the aesthetic of a hip Manhattan club or Mozart's favorite discotheque.
With the belief that true beauty can be found "within the sparkle in your eyes, the confidence in your steps, and the lilt of your laugh," Royal Treatment Day Spa Salon assembles a medley of services designed to bring out clients' inner royal majesty. Amid Romanesque columns and floral decor, the experienced team spruces up bodies with treatments that range from waxing and eyelash tinting to facials and makeup applications. Stylists can deftly transform the full spectrum of hair types with locs or flattering cuts, and massage therapists administer 10 types of massage to target pain or promote a sense of relaxation not felt since being nestled in a blanket of scratched-off to-do lists.
North Shore Massage & Bodywork’s licensed massage therapist, Amber Holt, helps her patients overcome stress and muscular pain with more than a dozen different modalities. Using reflexology, deep-tissue, trigger-point, or Swedish massage techniques, Amber eases muscular tension and improves posture and range of motion.
Stylist Rachel Roes McCoy began her haircare career at 16, when she started shaping new coiffures for her family and friends. Since then, she has become a certified facial-waxing specialist and trained with stylists Martin Parsons and Nick Arrojo from TLC's What Not to Wear. Nowadays, McCoy showcases her expertise with shears at Studio La Vie, where she severs split ends, snips away tangled fishing lines, and performs coloring and waxing services.
Studio La Vie’s skilled aestheticians pamper clients with rejuvenating salon and spa treatments, applying aromatic mixes to faces, legs, feet, and coiffures. Scented oil slides onto tired legs and feet, engaging the senses with soothing fragrances as skilled hands ease tension from limbs like toothpaste from a box of toothpaste. Stylists' careful fingers guide scissors adroitly over heads, crafting sleek haircuts augmented with highlights and hair color.
Started out as a mobile company in the summer of 2012, SpaGo gained enough interest that by the end of the year that they opened a physical location. Now, at their Chattanooga base, the team helps bring out the best in clients with a glamorizing slate of spa services, such as signature facials, body polishes, PCA chemical peels, and makeup applications. The beauty professionals also still tote the show to clients’ home turf with in-home spa parties.