Floral-patterned chairs, chandeliers, and a cherry bureau evoke Dixie charm at Southern Roots Salon. In this shabby-chic studio, stylists beautify hair with cuts, perms, and coloring services as resident nail artist Kayla spiffs up fingers and toes. Aside from traditional mani-pedi services, Kayla enhances nails with gel polish, which resists chipping for about two weeks, or the amount of time it takes to sun-bake a pan of brownies.
Though the shop’s sign features a pastel, cloud-covered design, A Heavenly Touch Day Spa’s interior is covered in rich fabrics and regal colors. A massage bed upholstered in chocolate brown welcomes those in search of therapeutic massage, and, over a checkerboard carpet of fall-colored squares, black leather chairs are the beauty thrones where pedicure clients sit. The spa’s three-woman staff also performs manicures, waxing, and skincare services, including chemical peels.
Armed with a battery of Ultrabronz tanning beds and infrared pads, Fantasy Styles and Tan tints skin and shaves off inches. Clients slink into the Ultrabronz high-pressure tanning system and bask in the glow of the booth’s quartz lamps, which yield a reduced concentration of harmful UVB rays to shield skin from painful burns and heat-seeking spitballs. Within three to four visits, clients obtain a perfectly base-tanned skin suit, which they can maintain with one to two bronzing sessions per month. During the infrared body wrap, fully clothed patrons ensconce their limbs and abs in pads that radiate infrared energy. Wrapees then doze off as warming waves of infrared heat penetrate the skin to torch calories and iron away cellulite or unlaundered khakis.
Cathie Summers learned to clip coif with the best, training at Hair Benders under the tutelage of style educators from around the globe. There, she mastered European techniques such as framing haircuts to the client’s face shape and rewiring hair circuitry with confident color. While waiting on their new highlights to set, clients may also indulge in Head to Toe Salon and Spa’s spa services, which range from face waxing and massage to invigorating facial treatments.
With the belief that true beauty can be found "within the sparkle in your eyes, the confidence in your steps, and the lilt of your laugh, " senior stylist Cathie Summers assembles a medley of services designed to bring out clients' inner royal majesty at Head to Toe Salon.
Carlene Francis helms her boutique, Nails by Carlene, with a friendly demeanor bolstered by a self-proclaimed “Caribbean sway.” The passionate digit artist gussies up finger- and toenails with colorful gel fills in a range of patterns and designs, from zebra stripes to Rorschach tests. Hands and feet also receive pampering treatments, as Francis lavishes skin with fruit-based scrubs, hot oils, and sea-salt soaks.