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.
Modern lights hang from Studio 7's ceiling like glowing wineglasses, illuminating stainless-steel styling cabinets and floors the color of flowing honey. Amid these elegant accents, skilled stylists snip and highlight strands with cruelty-free products from Kevin Murphy. Guests can also request a mani-pedi or makeup application or nix unwanted hair with a swift wax.