On the back deck of The Vineyard Salon, a set of french doors invites guests meander in and out while their color treatments process. It's here where clients can unwind while admiring tangles of foliage in the adjacent vineyard or while listening to the soft gurgle of nearby creek. Beyond the entry of this peaceful haven, The Vineyard Salon's team of certified cosmetologists, aestheticians, and manicurists pamper clients with an indulgent barrage of beauty treatments. There's even an essential oils specialist on staff who, using only organic products, employs the soothing oils during scalp massages that are at once uplifting and relaxing. That emphasis on comfort is the theme at this full-service salon and spa, whether clients stop by for haircuts and color treatments, facials, or Swedish massages. The services here go beyond the standard, too?the beauty experts also offer permanent makeup applications and teeth whitening to clean up traces left from coffee, wine, and chewing nervously on paintballs.
"I want to make this world beautiful, inside and out," says Courtney Hurley, owner of Ravished Beauties. She strives toward this goal armed with lipsticks, blushes, and eyelash extensions, primping brides-to-be, models, and the doppelgangers that live inside mirrors. At Ravished Beauties, she teaches aspiring makeup artists the tricks of the trade and oversees a team of stylists and aestheticians who prettify clients hair and nails in addition to their skin, grooming guests with individual salon services as well as pampering packages.
Within walking distance of the shops and restaurants in downtown Auburn, Ti Amo Spa is a wellness and beauty center devoted to helping clients relax and look and feel beautiful. Here, staffers administer facials, waxing, body scrubs, and makeup applications amid a quiet and luxurious ambiance. Come in for a microdermabrasion treatment or have a detoxifying body wrap to escape the stresses of everyday life.
The trained technicians at Absolute Beauty revitalize facescapes with artfully applied facial procedures utilizing sophisticated technologies. Microcurrent facials fight off fine lines with safe electrical impulses, tapping out orders to muscles in Morse code to firm up and increase the production of collagen, temporarily tightening the face after one treatment and building muscle memory after several more. Ultrasound facials shiver off dead cells with an exfoliating high-tech hum, ultimately opening up skin for rejuvenating hydration and moisturizing. In addition to treating faces to space-age pampering, Absolute Beauty supplements epidermal diets with vitamin C enzyme applications in every treatment.
Selah Day Spa and Salon derives its name from a Hebrew word that translates to pause. It's an apt motto for the venue?"pauses" here can last up to 4.5 hours, or the length of the Pure Bliss package, which includes a massage, a European facial, a mani-pedi, and a session inside the infrared sauna.
Even though the package covers a wide array of treatments, it still leaves out many of the spa's offerings. Skincare services incorporate products from Pevonia and Bioelements to stave off signs of aging, and permanent makeup and eyelash extensions accentuate facial features. Additionally, waxing and spray tans prepare clients to hit the beach with confidence, even if they don't have pet shark to do their bidding.
Inside the salon portion, stylists trim and color hair or arrange it into wedding-ready updos. They also attempt to elongate and strengthen strands with laser hair therapy. Meanwhile, nail technicians, such as Han Nguyen, paint fingers and toes with vibrant butter London polishes, which are formaldehyde-free and a staple at Fashion Weeks around the world.
In Gloss Salon, local art adds a touch of creative inspiration to the space?s chic, slate-gray walls. Amid the paintings, Tara Kienbaum draws from her 10 years of skincare experience to swiftly lift clients' unwanted fuzz with European wax, prepping them for swimsuit season and the summer of streakin'. Tara's fellow staffers, meanwhile, put their continuous education to use as they concoct on-trend cuts and imbue locks with even color or dimension-bending highlights. While they focus on salon and skincare services, the Gloss Salon also strives to improve the community by donating 10% of all product sales to local nonprofits and charities.