Flat-screen TVs pipe in professional-grade celebrity faces as nail techs work to gussy up fingertips and toe tops. Skilled aestheticians exfoliate and renew complexions with signature facials and decorate digits with sleek color polish. Rows of plush and cozy pedicure chairs invite guests to take a load off with the help of amenities, such as ceramic soaking basins, padded leather cushions, and gas-powered nail files.
During Hilda Dickerson's 11-year stint working at her friend's salon, she dreamt of owning her own place. Now that dream is a reality. In the comfort of New Beginnings the Salon, Hilda and her personal team of skilled stylists transform tresses with products by Redken, Biolage, and Matrix. But hair services are just the beginning. Clients can stretch out their arms for long-lasting OPI gel manicures or big, long hugs, or they can say goodbye to built-up grime with restorative facials. Aestheticians further ensure smooth skin by removing unwanted facial fuzz with a specialty wax.
The spa staff operates on the philosophy that beauty and wellness result from the body's sense of balance, and its freedom from impurities. This approach leads technicians and aestheticians to use natural and organic products, as well as noninvasive mechanical processes, when they rejuvenate faces and bodies. They specialize in eyelash extensions long enough to reach for healthy produce, and in nonsurgical face-lifts that use microcurrent, LED, or galvanic current. Other clinical facial therapies include chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and the staff is also skilled in waxing.
The warm pumpkin-colored walls of Art Nails & Hair set a relaxing tone as clientele walk in, seeking a haven away from stress and relaxing in styling chairs or leather pedicure stations. Mirrors face each of the salon’s styling stations, allowing guests to watch as new ’dos unfold under cut, coloring, and perm treatments. The salon’s spa counterpart reworks appearances with skin-clearing facials, waxing treatments, and eyelash extensions that add drama to glances much like challenging a Tony Award winner to a staring contest. The spa also offers a range of manicures and pedicures, which can be augmented by long-lasting Shellac polish, nail enhancements, and miniaturized nail art that adds individual style to digits.
Love Thyself Day Spa provides ample opportunities to care for one's health with massage services, skin care treatments, colon hydrotherapy and eastern therapies. The spa's owner strives to help others to rejuvenate their minds, bodies, and spirits through holistic care. Today, she guides her staff members as they administer treatments in one of six private rooms that offer a peaceful cloud-like environment enhanced by Far East decor and actual clouds that managed to skulk into the spa.
To the staffers at Highland Spa, each of their services is a way to make a client feel special. Unlike a sinking ship’s rescue boat, they welcome men, women, and children alike to indulge in luxurious mani-pedis, hydrating oxygen facials, or waxing treatments. The spa also houses a fleet of lasers that smoothes wrinkles and softens the appearance of body hair in a cozy, calm atmosphere.