Stylists and aestheticians work side by side at Vintage13 Salon, performing modern techniques in a charming atmosphere that harks back to a bygone era. Soft music plays while mirrors with quaintly scalloped edges provide an old-fashioned frame for hairstyles created with the help of strand-smoothing Brazilian Blowouts or updos fortified with Kenra products. Skincare experts enhance the exfoliating effects of organic and detoxifying facials with a soothing reflexology massage of the face, hand, arms, and décolleté, and also stimulate cell turnover with LED light therapy designed to restore moisture, firmness, and the ability to taste colors.
After treatments, patrons may wind down with one of Vintage13's complimentary mimosas or check out an antique-style chest of drawers bearing handmade jewelry for sale, which credits regular exfoliation for its shiny, ageless finish.
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.
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.
Armed with more than 20 years of beautifying experience and ready-to-fire bottles of Redken products, Beverly Booe of Bello Salon gussies up headscapes with precision cuts and vibrant salon treatments. She and her stylists can tame locks with formaldehyde-free keratin treatments or crank up the volume with sprays and conditioners from Michael O'Rourke. Mineral makeup for weddings or jaunts to the grocery store showcase facial features like a dating website for Mr. Potato Heads.
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.