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.
Ultimate Tans provides visitors with private rooms and a premier fleet of tanning equipment. With a month of unlimited, guests can sustain a steady glow over regular, relaxing visits. For spray tans, Ultimate Tans deploys its steady-handed team of spritzers, each capable of spraying on a natural, orange-free, streak-free coat. While not included in the value of today’s Groupon, the salon also stocks a spectrum of lotions and oils that can easily give epidermal areas an Olympic third-place finish.
During halo partial highlighting services, Paula Gulledge shows off her more than 20 years of styling experience by strategically highlighting strands before snipping and styling them. Hue-imbuing elixirs saturate hair shafts with rich, deep color that adds dimension to hairstyles like 3-D glasses add dimension to work commutes. After rinsing out excess dye, Paula wields shears to stop split-end invasions and carve flattering face frames. A thorough blow-dry and style molds hair into straight, curly, or wavy silhouettes, readying guests for lunch dates, romantic evenings, or photo shoots with a favorite pet rock. Guests may upgrade to full highlights for an extra fee.
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.