Dean and Lisa Rodrigue always talked about opening their own salon. In 2010, they took the leap and founded Couture Salon, a chic hair salon with dark hardwood floors and upscale touches like brocade accent walls. Since opening they business, they’ve sharpened their hair-styling skills and broadened their service menu. In addition to waxing and spray-tan treatments, they offer facials and eyelash extensions. Couture Salon stays open until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays to accommodate the moon if it needs a haircut and those with busy work schedules.
The experienced staffers at Serenity Salon & Day Spa each have a different area of expertise. Theresa can apply eyelash extensions or skincare treatments, and her co-owner, Stacy, draws upon training in Redken hair systems to color and pamper locks. Bonnie performs massages in Swedish, reiki, and prenatal modalities. In treatment rooms, the skincare staff rectifies an array of issues, from aging skin to acne to sudoku-puzzle-shaped rashes. All the salon’s stylists have studied at the Redken Exchange, readying them to administer hair services including semipermanent color, braiding, and highlights.
In the waiting room, long exhalations drift from yoga classes, rustling the leaves of potted bamboo plants. Feet slip across the oriental rugs beneath shelves brimming with Dermalogica products and vases the same pink hue as Santa’s socks when he forgets to separate his colored laundry.
James C Dow, DMD, specializes in whitening treatments, veneers, and implants, which can replace teeth wagered during poker games. He keeps abreast of the latest developments in dental technology, investigating mouths with an intraoral camera, soothing nerves with sedation before long or complex procedures, and taking digital x-rays that yield more detailed pictures of molars.
Tommy’s Tanning offers customers more than two dozen bronzing options, from single-session spray tans for special occasions to yearly memberships inside five levels of tanning beds. The vertical and horizontal beds imbue skin with color while cooling faces and playing music for a more comfortable tanning session. For UV-free color, VersaSpa spray-tanning booths coat the skin in a streak-free glow, all while the client stands in a comfortable, wide-open interior.
It might be called Touch of Sun Tanning Salon, but after a visit or two here, guests will have little need for the sun's rays. Tanning services include three levels of beds, with options such as 20-minute beds with face lamps and 12 minute Bed and Stand-ups. Mystic spray tans serve as an alternative method for achieving bronze glows. Along with tanning, the salon pampers guests with nailcare services and massage therapy.
Products by brands such as Pharmagel, Aquage, Sexy Hair, Moroccanoil, Vavoom, and Essentials jump into clients' hair and hands at Lakeside Hair Boutique and Day Spa. That's because the stylists use them during hair services, but also make them available for sale in the boutique. It's not just high-end products that refresh guests, though. It's also the facials, hair extensions that last up to one year, soothing massages, and luxurious manicures and pedicures. So, in addition to stylists who re-imagine hair-scapes by using Japanese hair-straightening techniques, nail technicians host clients in cozy black leather thrones during mani-pedis. The latter might involve shiny shellac gels that last for up to two weeks without chipping or fading. Elsewhere—in private rooms—massage therapists work away knots and pent-up stress. Their methods include specialized Swedish, deep-tissue, hot stone, and aromatherapy massages, as well as just playing a tambourine on your back.