At Salon 103—which blends contemporary styles with Southern tradition—stylist Jessica removes split ends and applies deep conditioners to restore hair’s health. For clients seeking an extra shot of beauty, she adds dimension to hair with lowlights, highlights, and all-over color.
Inside the salon, skilled stylists hover around heads, clipping away overgrown strands and imbuing ‘dos with a new sense of style. The staff also works to lift away hair through eyebrow threading and relaxes tense faces with soothing facials.
Before crafting a flattering 'do, Fifty Shades of Red's founder Kelly Roberts performs a consultation in order to incorporate the client's lifestyle, desired looks, and personal fashion into optimally shaped strands. It's an integral part of the beautification process, a timeless art that Roberts now practices at her newly opened salon. There, she and fellow stylist Sherry Garland transform hair with services ranging from simple cut and conditioning appointments to color treatments, updos, and flat iron sessions. They're aided in their quest by professional-grade products from trusted style giants including Rusk, Paul Mitchell, and Awapuhi.
One look at Rituals’ menu of spa services tells clients there’s a nurturing or beautifying treatment for most any body part, covering the likes of hair design, mani-pedis, hair removal, and detoxifying footbaths. Facials—such as the Coconut Bliss facial—moisturize and repair skin, and imbue it with nutrients. Aestheticians also wield cosmetic LED lights that rewind the clock on aging by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and making skin think it now lives in a disco. The staff also includes licensed massage therapists who knead Swedish and deep-tissue massages.
Massage therapist Brittyne Leonard draws upon training in multiple massage modalities and a degree in rehabilitation studies to heal her clients’ physical and mental stresses. Her nurturing hands glide along muscles and knead out trouble areas or manipulate trigger points, filling the studio with relaxed sighs, while the skinny massage body wrap works to tighten and tone client's bodies. Leonard also applies knowledge and certification in Japanese anti-aging facial techniques to lessen frown lines from aging and jobs as Dennis the Menace’s parole officer.