Founded in 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee, by the eponymous Sam Ross, Fantastic Sams is a family-friendly salon geared toward quality. Today, the brand spans more than 1,200 locations, employing a legion of experienced stylists as they wage wars on bedhead and uneven bangs. Wielding shampoos and conditioners crafted with provitamins and soy proteins, the staff offers services such as haircuts, color treatments, and straightening treatments.
Having battled skin issues for much of her young adult life, Rachel Kaye decided to take matters into her own hands. After becoming a licensed cosmetologist in 2004 and receiving a degree in aesthetics in 2010, she began working with a physician at a med spa, where she gained the confidence to strike out on her own. Today, Rachel offers a simple menu of skincentric services at UBR Massage & Wellness, including custom facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and waxing.
The stylists at Hair Resistable Salon have only one goal: to help clients look and feel their best. To accomplish this, they nourish strands with healing L’anza products and craft modern styles with Design Essentials serums. In addition to adorning hair with highlights, braids, and weaves, the staff can add a coat of polish to digits and whisk away unwanted facial hair.
The stylists at The Studio of Hair Salon aim to prolong the beauty of hair by protecting it from sun damage and rigorous styling regimens. After administering their signature men’s or women’s haircuts, they style locks with White Sands salon products, which slather hair in a second skin of UV absorbers. During color treatments, Scruples professional color prolongs technicolor coats with silicone conditioners and thermal absorbers.
Inside Extreme Sun Capsule, customers can easily get a sun-kissed glow in UV tanning beds that span multiple levels of intensity, including 15-minute magnum beds. Unlike low-pressure tanning beds, which require 10-15 visits for a base tan, high-pressure beds save time by only requiring 3-4 sessions that last approximately 12 minutes each. The 360-degree UVA high-pressure bulbs used in each bed's open design also help to decrease the risk of burn in a comfortable space. The salon offers spray tanning, too, in Mystic Tan booths that deliver a custom glow in minutes. After sessions, a cornucopia of lotions helps customers prolong the life of their tan.