The Smart Tan–certified technicians at Summer Sun Tanning Salon equip patrons for jaunts on the beach with a full menu of summer-readying services. The salon’s lineup of UV beds baste skin with bronzing rays that gradually build up darker skin tones, and airbrush wands apply a sheer pigmented mist to curves to impart the type of golden demeanor required for access to the beach or Meryl Streep's linen closet. Aestheticians can then rehydrate skin with an omega 3 facial, or keep bodies bikini-ready with a variety of waxing treatments. The salon also helps patrons keep a literal finger on the pulse of current fashion trends by offering nail services performed with OPI crackle polish and CND Shellac.
It would be an understatement to say that the kitchen at Meltz Extreme Grilled Cheese just makes grilled cheese sandwiches. These sandwiches push the boundaries so much that the menu lists them in three categories. "Simple" lists options that include just cheese, and "uncommon" sandwiches go beyond bacon and tomato with additions that are inventive, but perhaps not so surprising, such as pepperoni and tomato sauce or garlic chicken and avocado ranch sauce. The "extreme" sandwiches are billed as "over the top," pushing the boundaries of the simple grilled cheese with pulled pork, or turkey and sweet potatoes.
These inventive combinations are the brainchild of the owner Chef Joe McCarthy and the general manager Chef Lou Davey. They won the professional division of the Kama Sutra category in the 2013 Grilled Cheese Invitational with her Potsticker Meltz. The sandwich blends the flavors of provolone cheese, pepperjack cheese, pork, peppers, garlic, ginger, scallions, soy, sesame, fried wontons, and a sriracha-chili aioli in an unexpected way. When out on the town, grilled cheese lovers can keep an eye out for the bright-white Mobile Meltz food truck, from which they can snatch a sandwich on the go.
Though Stephanie Bailey once studied with skincare giants—Dr. Murad and Dr. Obagi of their eponymous medical-grade lines—her heart wasn't in it. "[I] just couldn't pull away from what I love most, which is skincare for the hands and feet," she says. Once she realized that, Bailey developed her own waterless pedicure style that eschews traditional water jets in her pedicures to eliminate the concern of cross contamination and accidental foot drowning. After beautifying the digits of cheerleaders from the Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks, she moved to Idaho and applied her 28 years of experience to Nails by Stephanie at Revive Salon.
Revive’s space evokes a swanky New York loft, with modern lights that radiate overhead onto plush velvet furniture and charcoal-gray walls of stacked stone. Amid these chic accents, skilled stylist Sabrina Day draws on six years' experience to sculpt face-framing layers and paint strands with Redken color products. The salon offers not only haircare, but also a select list of spa services such as restorative mani-pedis, therapeutic massages, and deep-cleansing facials. Clients may also request a wax to remove unwanted fuzz from eyebrows or dandelions growing from earlobes.
A winding road leads you past skyscrapers set against a red-yellow sky. Putting your cruise on pause, you realize you aren?t driving at dusk; instead, you're in an urban-themed salon enlivened by brightly colored murals and a floor painted to look like a two-lane blacktop. Once seated in a swivel chair, male and female clients sip on complimentary drinks such as tea, beer, and wine while stylists cut, color, and texture their strands. Spa services such as facial waxing, brow design, and express facials are also available.
For the past decade, Kelly Beaudry has honed her hairstyling techniques by learning the latest trends and tips at coloring shows and workshops held all along the East Coast. After making the trip from Boston, Kelly settled into Revive Salon and Spa, where she revamps hair with Goldwell, Joico, and Affinage hair dyes. In addition, Kenra haircare products and keratin treatments leave manes shinier and smoother than the freshly polished axes lumberjacks always bring to formal events.