Voted Best Tanning in 2009 by Jackson CityVoters for its Ridgeland location, Solar 51 bronzes winter-weary bodies with more than 50 tanning beds. For a tawny complexion free of UV rays, Mystic Tan spray-tan booths cover the entire corpus with a fine mist and a custom solution infused with aloe vera to keep skin hydrated. To facilitate traditional tans, the staff curate a selection of popular tanning lotions, including White 2 Black, Hot Mess, and Reborn Couture. Each of the salon’s employees are Smart Tan–certified, which prepares them to help clients achieve coppery hues while practicing long division.
Jillian's talented team buffs up fading cuticle bonnets and styles follicular drapery by combining honed techniques with top-notch products from brands such as Pureology and OPI. With each manicure service, doting detailers file, smooth, and shape finger shingles, before slathering surfaces in a Shellac polish to leave them as radiant as a volcano-powered light bulb for up to two weeks. Those whose nails already dazzle can opt for a thorough head-edit. Each styling session begins with a shampoo to purge noodle nests of old gum and Bazooka Joe comic strips. Then hair whisperers trim tresses into accentuating face frames and blow-dry mangled manes into fashionable 'dos. To further follicular transformations, take 20% off an eyebrow wax, which bolsters crumbling arches and leaves expressers of surprise functioning properly.
Signature Service: Relaxer, color/cuts, hair extensions
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Certain hairstyles look good on certain facial shapes. When a client asks for a haircut you know will be a mismatch for them, how do you handle it?
By suggesting other alternatives and educating the client as to why their original choice wouldn't be as complimentary [in] my professional opinion.
For many people, a trip to the salon is a way to enjoy some "me time." What supplemental courtesies do you offer to make guests feel relaxed?
A Christian atmosphere, great customer service, with much consideration. Aiming to please, sooth, and satisfy all of our clients' needs. We understand that a trip to the salon is a mini get away, and we put forth our best efforts to make it worth it.
What's the number one grooming tip every person should know?
It's important to keep your hair trimmed [of] split ends to avoid thinning and promote hair growth. A healthy head of hair can be spotted miles away.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are known for getting our clients in and out with little to no waiting. We welcome walk-ins, but to ensure little to no waiting, we highly recommend booking appointments with a 24-hour notice.
Your hair?s sure to feel silkier once your stylist conditions it?learn why with Groupon?s close-up look at conditioner.
Although human hair may look smooth, each strand's outer layer?the cuticle?is actually quite rough. Under dry conditions, the tiny scales that cover its surface become raised and brittle, causing hairs to tangle and lose their shine. Conditioner aims to correct this problem by bonding a particular class of molecules, called cationic surfactants, to the cuticle. This is possible because keratin, the protein that makes up most of the hair shaft, bristles with negative ions, which attract the positively charged surfactants, coating each thread in a thin film that weighs it down and reduces frizz. (The negative charge of keratin is also what causes static whenever positive ions are stripped from the hair?the static that makes it possible to stick a balloon to the wall or to power a miner's headlamp.)
The other ingredients in conditioner don't always need ions to do their jobs well. Humectants suck in water from the surrounding air, thereby moisturizing the hair, and oils simply penetrate the cuticle. Glossers coat the hair with light-reflecting polymers, increasing shine, whereas other ingredients raise the acidity level of the conditioner, which helps protect the hair's protein structure.
Perfect Brow Tan & Nails is a go-to bronzing spot with a wide range of state-of-the-art tanning beds and UV-free spray-tanning booths housed in clean, private rooms. From the comfort of this salon and boutique, individuals can customize their desired levels of bronze with multiple levels of tanning beds. Level 1 or 2 tanning grants access to lower-watt bed options, ideal for novices building base tans or wilted plants seeking a fortifying light source. Higher level beds imbue skin with a deeper burnish. UV-free Mystic Tanning coat skin with a DHA-infused tanning mist that covers limbs with an even, natural-looking glow.
The highly trained stylists at Barnette’s Salon are accustomed to hearing compliments from satisfied clients, but in the past few years they've also had to get used to reading praise in print. Along with being named a "Top 100 Salon 2011" by Elle Magazine and "Reader's Choice for Best Salon 2012" by Mississippi Magazine, the salon––which boasts three locations––has also earned the title of "Best Beauty Shop of Jackson 2012" from the Jackson Free Press](http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/25/best-of-jackson-2012-urban-living/), who proclaimed, "the staff is not only friendly and professional, but also immensely talented, consisting of some of the top stylists in town."
Those top stylists owe much of their success to the salon's training program, which divvies the staff into five levels, according to experience, and inducts new stylists only after they have endured at least one year of extensive training and learned to identify each hair color by its smell. Specialists if precision cuts and custom color, the team reaches for products from Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, MoroccanOil, and CareTrico, and add instant length and volume using 100% human hair extensions by Great Lengths. For tresses in need of a new texture, they can also calm unruly curls with Keratin smoothing treatments or set strands with permanent waves to help cut down on time spent dealing with hot curling irons or hot rollers.