Gould's Academy was voted the city's best day spa and best hair salon in 2013 by the Memphis Flyer, and Commercial Appeal. Aestheticians re-earn these commendations with ever facial and body treatment they perform, using proven products such as Murad.
When life on the lam plunks you in the middle of an identity comedy worthy of Shakespeare or Voltaire, respond in kind with the proper face and head shaping that will keep your disguise intact. Tame unruly tresses with a trim (starting at $15), or make a pit stop to treat yourself to an express facial ($35) during a particularly tiring shift of delivering plutonium to local captains of industry. Exterminate uninvited body hairs with any of Bombay's regionally specific waxes (starting at $11). Waxing provides a longer-lasting hairlessness than shaving, and when the hair does come back after a few weeks, it's meek, soft, and easily scared back into the follicle with banging pans or the threat of another round of wax.
Most salons don’t have a kitchen table in the middle of the room. Then again, most salons don’t serve caviar. This luxurious appetizer is the namesake of Caviar Hair Studio & Spa and is available with several of the treatment packages, accompanied by sparkling glasses of champagne. Amidst the polished chrome and sleek leather of the salon’s treatment chairs, a team of six stylists, all Paul Mitchell-trained, beautify and soothe clients with an assortment of services. Locks bask in highlights, scalp treatments, and updos, and a fleet of massage modalities—such as deep tissue, hot stone, and Swedish—assist shoulders and backs in releasing tension more effectively than shouting obscenities out of their deltoid muscles.
Children and adults get to party and get pampered at the same time at I Love Candy Spa Parties—enjoying massages, facials, mani-pedis, and makeup in a lively atmosphere. Clients relax in plush pink chairs and robes during the pampering spa packages, which can include up to eight kids or adults. Along with spa parties, clients can also unwind with massages, which are available in modalities such as trigger point, prenatal, and hot stone–which is more relaxing than rolling around on a cold gravel driveway.
Germantown Salon's stylists have been adding color, shine, and shape to manes for more than three decades. Armed with products from GKhair, Schwarzkopf, and Redken, they trim and transform coiffures with skills earned from their years of salon experience and practice on nearby topiaries. The salon also gives back by hosting events such as a cut-a-thon to benefit breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure.