Experienced hair stylists roll open the drawers of black-trimmed dressers and grab gleaming pairs of scissors. They turn back to their clients, who nestle in squeaky-clean, white styling chairs, and begin by ruffling manes long and short, getting a feel for the flow and texture of each head of hair as they prepare to transform it. All the while, ensconced in private treatment rooms, nail technicians and massage therapists tend to clients relaxing on plush pedicure chairs. All About the Hair Salon and Spa's clients can seek out any of the salon's forms of pampering, from haircuts to waxing to long-lasting Shellac manicures, and expect the same friendly demeanor and attention to detail from their stylists. The salon also houses a cozy waiting area, where guests relax on an L-shaped sofa accented by a modern rug and vases filled with flowers and the calming sound of the ocean.
A symphony of buzzing blow dryers and snipping shears rebounds off Salon Indigo’s vibrant red walls and shelves lined with Aveda beauty products. Glass block divides the front-desk receptionist from the flurry of stylists, nail techs, and makeup artists as they labor away, beautifying and refurbishing clients. Each follicle coddler stationed in this Aveda Concept Salon relies on the respected brand's botanical-based products to rejuvenate manes, coloring hair with 97% chemical-free mixtures and massaging scalps with aromatic oils.
Aside from mane-sculpting services, the salon beautifies patrons in myriad other modalities. Makeup artists who specialize in bridal makeup get the faces of brides and their wedding parties big-day ready with pre-wedding sessions to ensure that every dab of lipstick, stroke of eyeliner, or smear of camo face paint looks perfect. To ensure clients receive an enjoyable experience, Salon Indigo's beautifiers participate in continuing-education courses to keep their skills sharp.
Amid rose- and evergreen-hued décor, aesthetician Tracy Winn supervises five specialty facials, each of which addresses a different skincare concern, using all-natural products. One treatment focuses on moisturizing dry skin, and others reduce the appearance of age spots or acne. The carefully calibrated glycolic-acid or pumpkin-extract solutions of the chemical peels lift away dead skin to reveal younger cells playing Red Rover underneath. Victorian-style lamps and an oversize clock face give the lobby a sense of vintage charm, and shelves support glass curiosities in private treatment rooms.
The team at Miracle Browz has one objective in mind: to help clients enhance their beauty naturally. They specialize in eyebrow threading, but also provide treatments such as organic sugar waxing, traditional henna tattoos, and therapeutic facials that incorporate antioxidants, grape botanicals, and saffron. Facial treatments are customized to target each client's needs, treating skin ailments that range from acne and hyperpigmentation to signs of aging and stress-induced second noses.
The technicians at Quickii Nails see the tip of each finger as an opportunity for a multimedia project. They might cover nails completely with one shade of shimmery polish, alternate between complementary colors, or draw the eye to spiraling designs, some of which sport rhinestones or polka dots to confuse your predators into thinking you’re actually a cheetah. From classic and Shellac manicures to applications of acrylics, each tiny example of artistry is unique to the client's tastes.
The digit doctors at Magic Touch kick off beautifying 60-minute mani-pedis by trimming claws, cutting cuticles, and painting keratin in a vibrant polish in a color of the customer's choosing. Relaxing pedicures pretty up toenails and soothe tootsies tired from clogging marathons. In lieu of standard polish, the 45-minute Shellac manicures harness the durability and power of a special Shellac formula that dries quickly, resists chipping for up to two weeks, and leaves nails ready for fingerless oven mitts.