An elaborately dressed, early-19th-century woman welcomes "ladies and gents" from her perch on O'Haira Salon's ornamental entrance sign, which hints at the facility's charming sophistication and playful tribute. Upon entering, patrons are greeted by thematic odes to Gone With the Wind that infuse the salon with romantic flourishes and inspire d?j? vu of past lives as movie buffs. However, modern beauty takes the spotlight once clients are led to private treatment rooms, where a talented staff of stylists and aestheticians fashion coifs and nails that could elicit acts of daring chivalry in past, present, or future eras.
Perhaps it was the warm, friendly service. Or maybe it was the use of skincare products by Aveda. No matter the catalyst, the fact remains that Day Spa 12 West Stone has flourished into a full-fledged spa since starting as a modest salon in 1980. Today, visitors can get pampered and hide from peeping feds for a whole day, enjoying a massage in a softly lit aromatherapy room and relishing a salt glow treatment or a mani-pedi before lunch. When owner Carol McAlister takes a break from soothing her clients into states of bliss, she pours time into her second passion, no-kill animal shelter H.A.R.P.
Just a short trip from the beach, Skin And Nail Boutique prepares bodies for a long season of bikini-clad sunbathing with spa treatments for the face, body, and nails. The spa?s no-cell-phone policy and elegant wrought-iron accents ensure a departure from the daily routine as clients submit to the soothing clays of facials or the warm waxes of hair-removal treatments. All-natural body wraps infused with aloe vera or mineral formulas work from the inside out, flushing away toxins and helping shoulders sprout their nascent butterfly wings.
Its name a playful tip of the parasol to Scarlett O'Hara, the main character of Gone with the Wind, O'Haira Salon & Spa merges elegant flair with classic, down-home style. Products by Redken and Goldwell feature into masterful cuts, styles, and colors at the hands of talented stylists, and nail technicians clean, shape, and decorate nails with OPI polishes. Stylists also elicit classic beauty with lip and brow waxing, and massage therapists knead tightness from muscles, leaving them as relaxed as the dress code at a nude beach.
A dynamic team of 15 stylists, two aestheticians, and two massage therapists powers a diverse slate of services at Trilogy Salon and Spa. Besides basic cuts and color, stylists dole out treatments for a wide range of hair textures, from smoothing treatments for frizz to relaxers for tighter curls. In private treatment rooms, other staff provide mani-pedis, facials, and reflexology, as well as ear candling and seaweed body wraps.
The products used at Wisteria Aveda Salon Spa harness the beautifying power of plants and flowers. In line with the Aveda philosophy of caring for the earth, the stylists here wash and primp hair with naturally derived shampoos and pomades, and makeup artists flatter features with mineral-based powders and recycling stickers. Organic keratin and protein treatments tame frizzy locks, and botanical waxes whisk away unwanted fuzz.