Surrounded by curling filigree, a wrought-iron-esque Welcome sign greets Reflective Image's visitors. The sign echoes the warm, elegant vibe that runs throughout the salon. Tall, white columns further bolster the classical feel that clients have come to expect, whether easing onto the luxurious massage table or cozying up to a plush pedicure throne. Those seeking a new look can relax in a salon chair as a stylist sculpts an inspired design based on their specifications. And at the product counter, clients can select the brand-name serums that will help maintain their freshly minted style.
George and Dorothy Heavilin established House of Heavilin Beauty College in 1953. Since then, the school has prided itself on graduating talented professionals who continually land in esteemed positions across the country. Instead of practicing on crash-test dummies, though, students perfect their craft while providing salon services for customers. Under the expert eyes of the college's educators, budding cosmetologists and aestheticians administer facials, apply makeup, cut and style hair, and conduct various waxing services.
Main Street Health & Wellness has two licensed massage therapists on staff - Sarah Littleton, and Christina O'Shia. Together, they perform an array of massages, including deep-tissue, prenatal, and hot stone, which uses smooth stones to release tension and bring clients closer to their sediment-based ancestors. Littleton and O'Shia also perform facials, aromatherapy, and other spa services. On top of these relaxing services, the studio, which is located inside Life Thyme Botanicals, also hosts yoga instructor Ramie Haas to teach a class now and again.
With a complimentary glass of wine in hand, Innovations Salon & Spa?s guests settle in to enjoy one of the many beautifying services that salon owner Donna has perfected over 14 years in business and two decades in the industry. Donna and her staff of 15 talented professionals specialize in hairstyling services that range from traditional cuts and coloring to innovative keratin straightening treatments that eliminate frizz and tame unmanageable curls. They wield L'oreal products; the infusions of antioxidants, macadamia-nut oil, and wheat protein in these professional formulas fortify each strand with enough strength to bench-press a bobby pin.
The scents of peppermint, lavender, chamomile, and eucalyptus fill the air in the spa, where therapists soothe muscles and senses alike during aromatherapy massages. Nearby, aestheticians exfoliate and refresh aging complexions with Bioelements products, remove unwanted hair with swipes of warm wax, and apply makeup to the faces of aspiring prom queens and identity thieves.
Salon & Spa De Crist owner Janel Schick encourages her staff of more than 10 skilled technicians to be "straight shooters" with their clients. As mentioned in her bio, Janel thinks keeping things honest is the best way to ensure clients receive the right treatments and most flattering hair trends for them. To help brighten and nourish complexions with facials and peels, the spa's aestheticians rely on Repêchage and Bioelements skincare products. On the salon floor, stylists expertly design flattering cuts and color for any hair type with Schwarzkopf, Goldwell hair-color, Moroccanoil, Paul Mitchell, and Aquage haircare products. The spa's massage therapist helps relax tight muscles with five massage modalities, and an on-staff permanent-makeup artist skillfully tattoos eyeliner and lip liner, and fills in brows that keep scurrying away.
Inspired by Ayurveda's holistic health principles and fueled by Aveda plant products, Tridosha Salon and Spa summons inner beauty to the surface with custom hair and skin services. In the salon, stylists sculpt locks to frame faces and downplay extra ears. Aveda coloring products use botanical oils that condition the hair, create natural hues, and develop a healthy-looking shine. Skin treatments incorporate everything from warm seaweed to rosemary-mint essences to purify pores, smooth away rough spots, and awaken the senses. Aromatherapy scents waft over massage clients as they absorb Swedish and deep-tissue strokes, which can be enhanced with an aromatic scalp-massage add-on.