When she entered the beauty industry 30 years ago, Shari Renfro dreamed of channeling her creative energy into her own salon, where she could help clients to create new looks and rebuild their damaged strands. After a decade of hard work and dedication, she actualized her aspirations and opened Giggles on Main, where today she leads a staff of Aveda– and Framesi–trained stylists. The team softens and enriches strands by introducing rich botanicals and vibrant coloring formulas rather than marshmallow fluff. When they aren't arranging manes, staff members happily perform facials, Aveda mani-pedis, and Opi polishes.
Sunlight pours onto the hardwood floors and exposed brick walls of BeneFit Studio, creating a serene backdrop for a diverse range of wellness services. Cardio and strength-training equipment speckle the studio, challenging trainees as they work their way through personal-training, boot-camp, and yoga sessions. Just beyond the training rooms, soft white curtains shroud the salon and Aveda spa, where guests perch upon cushy chairs as aestheticians dole out cuts, colors, and manicures, as well as facials and professional BEAM spray tans. Massage therapists also revitalize clients with Swedish and sports massages. And for ongoing wellness, a staff nutritionist crafts custom meal plans based on the goals and shadow heights of individual clients.
Cura Bella's resident hair and nail technicians grace scalps and limbs with a menu of hair and nail services and steadfast attention to detail. Stylists snip away at lengthy locks with simple haircuts ($35+) and offer special-occasion updo styling to gussy up guests for “Baby's First Self-Aware Moment” celebrations ($35–$80). Spot straightening services ($35+) tackle pesky frizz-fraught areas and custom foil framing ($35+) highlights favored locks. Each treatment includes a rejuvenating scalp massage to oust stress from its cranium-bound fortifications.
Although the aestheticians at Tima’s Salon can confidently whip up stylish french nails and lush lashes, their real specialty is enhancing the skin. The staff mixes and matches medically derived treatment sessions such as microdermabrasion, acne treatments, and glycolic peels with purifying facials. These tailored skin regimens work to correct each individual’s skin issues, leaving smooth, spot-free complexions that don’t require donning gobs of concealer or Cousin It wigs.:m]]
Not surprisingly, finger- and toenails are the main focus at Debrah Englert. They are trimmed, filed, and buffed into tiny reflective mirrors. Then, a nail technician covers them in regular or chip-resistant Shellac polish in a kaleidoscope of hues.
Owner Mary Sowers describes Hair & Body Works as a place "where healthy meets beautiful"—a claim that's corroborated by her use of ethical products, such as Kevin.Murphy haircare. As a PETA-approved brand, Kevin.Murphy adheres to a strict no-cruelty-to-animals policy and remains free of sulfates, parabens, and caffeine. The salon also offers beautification beyond the scalp with services such as waxing, tanning, massage, and nailcare.