Hair by Candace’s seasoned stylist and nail technician Candace Preston prettifies exteriors with a slew of doting services performed amid the comfortable lavender of New Image Salon and Spa. Candace decorates extremities with the mini mani-pedi, which begins by transforming fingertips during 20 minutes of nail filing, cuticle nourishing, and surface polishing in a choice color to match a favorite dress or declare allegiance to chartreuse. Then foot digits soak briefly during the 30-minute pedicure portion, before cuticles retreat, a light massage kneads away arch aches, and Candace sweeps fresh hues across piggies. Alternatively, the 30-minute Shellac manicure tints paws with long-lasting shades after Candace buffs their surfaces smooth and pushes back cumbersome cuticles. Or a roughly two-hour highlighting session sends ribbons of color weaving through coifs, augmenting natural beauty and scaring away squirrels in search of a new nest site.
As you might have guessed by its name, Beyond Beauty delivers all the hairstyling coloring, and waxing services expected of a typical salon, but then surpasses those typical expectations––especially where customer service is concerned. The salon's refill and recycle program, for example, makes it easier for clients to keep newly refreshed coiffures in tip-top shape. Customers simply bring in their empty Biolage, Total Results, and Kenra bottles (or bottles of Beyond Beauty's own signature product line) and the staff will refill them at a 25% discount. As if that weren't enough, the staff will even accept empty bottles that don't qualify for a refill and collect them for recycling, rewarding guests with a 5% discount on product purchases and a hand-written thank you card from Mother Nature.
Though she spends her days treating bods as the principle behind Natural Esthetics, Kelli Wolthuis didn't always run in the world of spas and salons. She began her career as a registered nurse, learning the ins and outs of medicine during a stint with a cosmetic surgeon. As she worked, she realized that this blend of clinical know-how and concern for beauty had the potential to changes clients' lives. She quickly procured her aesthetician's license and began practicing her own brand of beautification. Ranging from organic facials to chemical peels and microdermabrasion, her skincare services include treatments designed to both bolster and correct. She also performs regular bodily maintenance, coating nails in long-lasting shellac polish and nixing errant fuzz with hair removal sessions.
Licensed cosmetologist and barber Sara Klein knows her way around the salon. Besides deftly trimming, teasing, and twirling the locks of men, women, and children, she paints dull strands with light-catching highlights and adds single-process color to breathe new life into gray manes or faded jean shorts. But her salon skills aren?t limited to updos and conditioning treatments; Sara also is an experienced facial waxer and nail artist, and her spa mani-pedis are made extra indulgent with the addition of scrubs, masks, and skin-softening paraffin-wax treatments.
At SunKissed Spa, owner, licensed aesthetician, and makeup artist Danica Roesler specializes in treating troubled skin. Her facials and chemical peels draw on the Image Skincare line, using ingredients such as lactic acid to diminish sun damage and age spots or vitamin C to combat rosacea. Roesler also offers waxing services, exfoliating Body Glow sessions with Chinese herbs, and cleansing treatments that prepare men's backs for beach season or shirts-versus-skins leap-frog tournaments.