A Cut Beyond International Salon & Spa's experienced staff dresses nails with lasting layers and reinvents tresses with healthy treatments and Paul Mitchell products. Once manicure-seekers settle into a sanitized station, the technician will swaddle digits with an Axxium gel manicure, a light-cured polish that normally lasts for two weeks or more (a $40 value). During the 45-minute service, nail coatings solidify under a heat lamp so no additional dry-time is required and hands can immediately resume operatic finger-puppet enactments. The spa manicure, a 45-minute treatment, covers digit-endings with preservative-free polish and centers around a hand-and-forearm massage that stimulates senses with tea-tree, lavender, and lemongrass essential oils and unlimited high-fives (a $25 value). Further paw maintenance cleans up cuticles, reshapes nails, and extracts peanut-brittle from beneath nail beds.
Mellisa Rollins, owner of MelliSPA, offers private beauty treatments by appointment only. This rule allows her and her staff to focus their completely on each client during each custom organic facial, full-body waxing, or massage. Committed to using natural and organic products when possible, Mellisa employs aroma and herbal therapies that draw on ancient herbal wisdom. For example, her hair-removal services eschew artificial waxes for all-organic ingredients such as amber honey, which is the same substance that bees use to remove fuzz from their abdomens.
Signature Service: Carla DeRuisseau
Brands Used: GM.Collin, Revitessense(Brazilian)
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 11
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