Good things comes in sevens—oceans, days of the week, and the number of fingers on your right hand, to name a few. It's serendipitous then that Southern Roots Salon's owner Kristy Hodson has seven years of experience manipulating hair to her clients' whims. Kristy can skew vintage with cute and classic wave or draw on her cutting-edge techniques for a modern punk cut or bright ombre highlights. Deep-conditioning treatments are also available to rehab and fortify strands.
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," Royal Treatment Day Spa Salon assembles a medley of services designed to bring out clients' inner royal majesty. Amid Romanesque columns and floral decor, the experienced team spruces up bodies with treatments that range from waxing and eyelash tinting to facials and makeup applications. Stylists can deftly transform the full spectrum of hair types with locs or flattering cuts, and massage therapists administer 10 types of massage to target pain or promote a sense of relaxation not felt since being nestled in a blanket of scratched-off to-do lists.
A complimentary glass of chilled flavored water or wine welcomes clients to A Better You Day Spa and Salon, a prelude to the relaxed pampering that awaits. Within this spacious 6,000-square-foot facility, stylist and aestheticians busy themselves with a full menu of beautifying services, including bundled services for ladies and gentlemen alike. Skin treatments whisk away oil, fine lines, and unwanted hair, and massages leave muscles more relaxed than a North Pole elf in January. For those wanting to extend the coddling, the gift shop sits stocked with luxurious balms, salves, and lotions.
Bathing tresses, toes, and temples in 100% organic goodness, Banana Tree Organic Salon peels fumes, dyes, and ammonias away from all of its products to reveal a client's natural radiance. During each shearing, Banana Tree's hair designers apply master training from Hair Trends International to mold manes into fashion-forward coifs ready for work, play, or their hybrid progeny—plork. Mini-facials employ skin-soothers ripe with natural cleansers and creams to enhance glow without moth-baiting light bulbs. During or after the service, organically decompress in the easy chairs of Banana Tree's relaxation room, where guests can sip complimentary organic wine or chocolate-banana smoothies to soothe stomachs as well as minds.
Mustard Seed Landscaping's roster of professional green thumbs pampers verdant lawns and sculpts residential foliage with an eco-friendly cache of natural alternatives to synthetic fertilizers. With a slew of services, Mustard Seed's gang of terrain therapists tackle basic lawn care (a $45/hour value) to keep lawns looking healthy and feeling svelte. Evan Williams, Mustard Seed's founder and symphonic soil maestro, conducts his mowing team to glide over lawns, snipping errant wisps, trimming troublesome weeds, and edging sidewalk and driveway borders to mediate warring cadres of land gnomes. In preparation for the fall, Evan also trims and prunes perennials, prompting a speedy spring return from their subterranean winter's hibernation. Check out Mustard Seed's online gallery, where it displays past projects and sentient riding mowers.
At The Hair Lounge, co-owners Angie Pilkington and Jennifer Miller keep their creative styling team educated on the latest industry trends through ongoing education. According to a feature on The Company Lab website, Pilkington has been a representative at the New York branch of the renowned Intercoiffure Mondial––an international organization for high-quality hairdressing that represents the top 2% of salons in the world. By encouraging her crew to strive for that same level of success, Pilkington has created a small business that is stylish beyond its stature, where personalized services take the place of cookie-cutter cuts and styles are sealed in with paraben-free Oribe products.
Inside the salon, vintage-inspired chandeliers illuminate the bright-pink dividers at each styling station. The lounge area uses transparent chairs, rich hardwood furniture, and gray walls with white wainscoting to create an ambiance that is both classic and modern, calling to mind the aesthetic of a hip Manhattan club or Mozart's favorite discotheque.