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.
Co-owner of Natural Healing and Massage Linda Clapp Tripp works to harness healing energy and soothe her clients' aches and pains during her signature reiki treatments. In addition to reiki, Tripp also specializes in integrative reflexology, which targets health issues at foot level by stimulating pressure points.
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.
Feet soak in a cool tub of water spiked with a concoction of real rum, lime juice, and moisturizers before a nail technician exfoliates lower appendages with a sugar scrub made with more lime juice and mint leaves. The pedicure also includes a moisturizing mint mask for tootsies, a massage with a lime-scented crème, and classic filing and polishing services.
To enhance the deluxe pedicure, toes can dip into paraffin wax that’s loaded with minerals in order to restore skin’s moisture. Alternatively, shellac manicures include shaping, cuticle care, and the application of a specially formulated polish that cures beneath a UV lamp. Nails dry instantly and stay flaw-free for up to two weeks, depending on the client’s tendency to stick fingers into electrical outlets.
Friendly experts at Cheveux Salon & Day Spa execute an extensive menu of on-trend beauty treatments, massages, body wraps, and facials infused with luxe products from Keratin Complex, Pureology, and MoroccanOil. Clipsters design customized cuts and smooth them with long-lasting thermal straightening, and a special ops team tackles curls with Ouidad services engineered to control the unpredictable curves and baffling quadrangles of wavy locks. Infused with essential oils, fruit extracts, or sea salt, body treatments aim to polish, balance, and detox epidermises all over. Massages delve deeper, as therapists ease muscles and oust tension with a blend of relaxing Swedish strokes, intense deep-tissue massage, and invigorating buckets of chilled champagne.
From within Salon 103, Spike Lanouette provides a variety of services for men, women, and children. He specializes in chic, modern styling and avant-garde haircuts and color services. He also conditions manes and eradicates frizz with formaldehyde-free GK hair treatments, which last for approximately five months. In addition, he smoothes skin with facial waxing and cleans up necks and beards to keep men looking sharp.
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.