Boasting more than 11 years of skincare experience, owner and aesthetician Caroline Mercer Bange courts countenances at Le Petite Skin Boutique, tucked inside Styling Studios. Bange performs a variety of skincare services catered to each client's dermal needs and desires. She summons the powers of organic products to restore exteriors with 100% vegetable-based lash tints, waxing sessions, diamond-tip microdermabrasion treatments, and seven types of facials, each designed to raise happiness quotients by a factor of four to five puppy snuggles.
Britt Murphy, a skilled stylist at Aura Salon and Day Spa, specializes in haircuts and coloring. She can customize the look to a client’s visage, fortifying locks with conditioning treatments and adding enhanced style with services that include full and partial highlights.
The refurbished home lounges so sleepily against the tree-lined property that it is hard not to knock on the door before entering. Inside, though, the salon is wide awake. The walls swell with installments of deep orange and verdigris, which crackle against the dark wooden hair stations and matching mirrors. Chatter drifts from stylists in individual consultations as they prepare to clip, color, treat, or extend tresses with Paul Mitchell and natural Carol's Daughter products.
Quieter still, the throaty rasp of emery boards draws eyes to nail technicians armed with warm oil, paraffin wax, and long-lasting OPI polish. Recognizing that the body deserves coddling too, aestheticians promote circulation with leg massages or improve air circulation by throwing one of the salon chairs through a closed window.
At the Beach Tanning & Nail Spa’s technicians help patrons carve out a little time for self-pampering. The nail technicians graduated from Troutman's College of Manicuring, and performs nail services that cover the basics—manicures and pedicures—as well as more trendy treatments, such hand or foot Paraffin Treatments. For a longer-lasting shine you can also upgrade to Shellac/Gel Polish.
Staffers at The Spa at Riverwood perform a variety of pampering services with top-shelf beauty products. Patrons kick back in leather pedicure thrones as nail techs adorn feet with OPI nail polish and CND creams. Meanwhile, aestheticians wax away unwanted facial and body hair, lengthen lashes with extensions, or cleanse pores during facials.
At the Beach Tanning unveils a variety of methods for getting that just-off-the-beach glow without ever having to set foot on a sandy shore. Visitors can recline inside the shop’s Turbo Tanner bed, whose high-pressure bulbs bronze bodies quickly and help prevent freckling and wrinkles. Four types of conventional UVA/UVB beds darken complexions in up to 20-minute sessions, which is enough time to achieve the ultimate accomplishment: napping your way to beauty. For UV-free tanning, certified spray-tan experts swathe clients from head to toe in Norvell's tanning solution, which is available in three shades.