Standing behind her station inside Salon Brio, Marin Owen cuts and styles the hair of her clients while drawing on experience she acquired by specializing in haircuts and spa services for men at The Boardroom Salon for Men. Owen also grooms jaw lines with precise straight-razor shaves and trims and polishes nails with manicures and pedicures. Clients can ask for a subtle no-polish look or long-lasting Shellac polish, which can withstand time in the boxing ring much longer than traditional color.
The staff at Simply Sassy Kids Spa knows that children aren't immune to stress, whether it's caused by school, sports, or convincing their parents to eat broccoli. That's why its colorful, pastel-hued salon aims to relax young girls and instill them with positive self-images. They accomplish this through services that add kid-friendly touches to spa classics, such as mani-pedis with bubblegum hand soaks and fizzy, ice-cream-scented footbaths. The pint-sized pamperings—which also include updos and makeup application—delight girls during everyday visits as well as parties, which let kids nibble cupcakes atop cushy beanbag chairs.
Since 1981, the experienced beauticians at Nina's New Image Salon have been extricating rogue hairs to reveal smooth skin surfaces. Using a combination of mind control and the clinging powers of heated wax, the professional pruners slim and shape eyebrows ($15), smooth underarms ($30), and de-hair lower legs ($50). Skin-smoothers can also opt for a full-facial wax ($45) to refine all surfaces of smile mantles, or revitalize torsos with a back or chest waxing ($60 each). The waxing session leaves skin free of fuzz for up to eight weeks, which is exactly how long it takes to mash eight potatoes with a pin.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Shellac manicure
Brands Used: OPI CND
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Paraffin dips and hot stone massages for legs, feet and hands. I relax and refresh your dry skin or cuticles with a dip in paraffin wax, then wrap them in warm mittens. I also apply hot stones with warm lotion to relax you and stimulate circulation.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
Coffee, tea, water, wine, and magazines.
Forsyth Woman Magazine described Tamisty Salon & Day Spa as "a place that focuses on luxury, peacefulness and serenity without charging extra, and a place that is, without a doubt, not your typical salon." Tamisty's team lives up to this description with an array of soothing facial services, including hot-stone facials and microdermabrasion treatments, plus massages, nailcare and haircare, and waxing. Tamisty also offers spa packages, such as the Pure Indulgence, which combines a one-hour massage with a European facial, mani-pedi, and shampoo and style, leaving clients looking and feeling refreshed.
Herbs and essential oils mingle in the air, creating an intoxicating scent that seeps deep into clients' pores. So deep, in fact, that tension begins to dissipate before massage therapist Nneka even sets to work. This experience is known as the Herbal Rejuvenation therapeutic massage, one of Neo Bloom Spatique's many stress-melting types of bodywork. Nneka also offers Ultimate Foot Worx reflexology, which relaxes the entire body by working pressure points on the feet and hands, as well as the Heat Souffle Stone massage, which relies on warm stones to soothe the body.