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.
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.
The staffers at Studio 17 Salon & Spa hate it when stylists do what they think is best, rather than what the client wants. They eschew this self-centered approach by listening intently before cutting or tinting tresses. The two staff manicurists follow the same philosophy as they primp nails with OPI polish. Meanwhile, Studio 17's licensed skincare specialist polishes and purifies the skin with full-body mud masks and soothing dips in a life-size replica of the Indian Ocean.
Spa at Highland Oaks offers more than the traditional day-spa experience. By affiliating themselves with Dr. David Spencer?a board-certified cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist?the aestheticians have access to the training, products, and technology necessary to perform noninvasive, medical-grade skincare procedures. Their medspa services incorporate everything from injectable dermal fillers to cosmetic-laser systems, the latter of which can improve the skin's tone and texture by inhibiting the growth of unwanted stubble or boosting collagen production beneath the surface. Meanwhile, ultrasound-based therapy helps tighten loose skin around the brow, neck, and chin, and Coolsculpting technology contours the appearance of stubborn fat deposits without liposuction.
Yet alongside such technologically savvy procedures, Spa at Highland Oaks still offers the traditional treatments that make spas such relaxing getaways from work, families, and second families. Indulgent facial treatments, manicures, pedicures, waxing sessions, and therapeutic massages are all available for guests seeking an afternoon of pampered existence.