Rose Fick's 15 years of salon experience serve as the foundation for StoneHouse Hair & Nails—but it’s the seven talented stylists that are the pillars that keep clients coming through the doors and leaving looking well-coiffed and reinvented. These stylists facilitate physical transformation via haircuts, coloring, and occasion styling. An in-house nail technician keeps digits groomed and vibrant with manicures and pedicures, and a massage therapist loosens muscles and raises spirits with full-body massages and body wraps. Additional spa treatments, like brown-sugar foot scrubs and hot-towel and cold-stone facial massages, can turn a salon visit into an escape from the traffic jams and pop quizes of the outside world.
"Always believe in miracles," urges Believe Spa Salon's website. And with the salon nestled on a quiet residential street, with ferns, wildflowers, and sun catchers overtaking the porch, Believe looks like something out of a fairy tale where miracles do happen. Inside the eclectically decorated salon, stylists perform these mini miracles: curly hair become straight, dark hair becomes light, long hair becomes short.
But it can't all be chalked up to hocus-pocus. Believe's stylists are highly trained and specialize in different facets of beauty, including owner Sherri Sullivan. Sherri's dedicated nearly 30 years to hairstyling, with extra training in Alfaparf Milano coloring and making red and brunet color last longer. Her understanding of facial shapes and color techniques, along with client consultations, means customers walk out of the salon with hairstyles tailored to their individual looks and needs.
In addition to hair services, Believe staffers also apply makeup for special occasions, such as weddings or trips to upscale grocery stores. And in a little cottage out back of the salon, licensed massage therapist Amy Rose Boren performs relaxing massages that soothe and de-stress aching bodies.
Xclusive Tan’s epidermal artists transform physiques into heavenly bodies with a host of skin-rejuvenation and tanning services. During three RenuvaSkin sessions, visitors stand on a vibrating platform and revel in head-to-toe crimson LED beams. The combination of motive and spectral stimuli aims to bolster muscle tone and circulation, tighten lax elastin, and spur collagen production and boost morale within fibroblast factories. Soul-cage surfaces typically attain noticeable softening after each 12-minute procedure, but repeated exposure can assuage pigmentation problems and shake accumulated wrinkles out of vintage birthday suits.
Marketti Academy of Cosmetology's 10,000-square-foot facility houses student aestheticians, manicurists, and cosmetologists who perfect their trades with hands-on training. Instructors lend one-on-one attention and hand-to-hand high-fives to each pupil, creating an intimate learning environment that celebrates individuality. In the clinic, 50 students hone their skills on actual clients. The burgeoning professionals perform inexpensive facials, Redken coloring treatments, mani-pedis, and other salon services.
A diverse clientele gives the stylists at Reconstructing A New You Hair Salon an array of textures and colors to build upon. Bottle curls help flat tresses take shape, and relaxers tame frizzy hair. In addition to natural hues, stylists tint 'dos with bright colors such as fuchsia or pale pink. Shellac nail polishes complement these avant-garde pigments without attracting scratches or Marcel Duchamp's signature.
The stylists at The Color Room Salon have seen it all. Failed bleach jobs and uneven highlights are no match for these experts, who specialize in corrective color. They rely exclusively on naturally-derived Aveda products, whether they're cleaning up color mistakes, touching up roots, or camouflaging grays on men, women, or self-conscious koalas. Besides bathing strands in new hues, the team at The Color Room Salon adds rainbow bursts to fingers and toes with nail enhancements and durable shellac polish.