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.
The Grande Salon employs a team of highly trained stylists, many of who have been in the industry more than 25 years. Below bling chandeliers that recall an antique train station, these hair gurus transform tresses with high-end products by Redken, Biosilk, and American Crew. Clients may also solicit the salon for an invigorating facial, hair waxing, or cultivate a sun-kissed complexion with a private spray-tan session.
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.
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.
Stylist Rachel Roes McCoy began her haircare career at 16, when she started shaping new coiffures for her family and friends. Since then, she has become a certified facial-waxing specialist and trained with stylists Martin Parsons and Nick Arrojo from TLC's What Not to Wear. Nowadays, McCoy showcases her expertise with shears at Studio La Vie, where she severs split ends, snips away tangled fishing lines, and performs coloring and waxing services.
In the marketplace of health and beauty, most businesses spread themselves too thin and offer patrons a cluttered array of services. Like a restaurant where the menu has too many pages, the lack of a specialty is always a bad sign. At Electrolysis and Associates, the menu is an easy read for those hoping to evict unwanted hairs. With the latest in FDA-certified Hinkel technology, the team forages into the face-and-body follicles that harbor criminal fuzz without leaving yellow crime-scene tape behind. Treatment times vary depending on hair size and density.