The stylists at Salon Chi revere the raw power of nature. That’s why master stylist April D'Allessandro-Andrews and her team rely on organic treatments and products to shape and style hair. Instead of shampoos with harsh chemicals and sulfates that damage hair and leave a gross aftertaste, they opt for washes that harness the calming effects of olive, argan, soybean, and Tahitian oils. And in lieu of ammonia-riddled color, they enlist plant-based serums to finish dos. You’ll also notice the lack of formaldehyde in their nail polish, the organic ingredients in their chocolate-facial wax, and the natural minerals in their talc-free makeup.
Standup booths, lay-down beds, and VersaSpa tanning equipment line the private treatment rooms at TanFabulous, yielding many pathways to achieving a richer shade of skin. With four tiers of UV-tanning rays and three levels of spray-tanning mist to choose from, customers can pinpoint the exact hue of bronze they desire. The higher tiers of UV beds feature upgrades to enhance your tanning experience; among these, SunBreeze triple air-conditioning systems keep temperatures cool, aromatherapy infusions soothe the senses, and facial boosters send rays to hard-to-reach spots on the face and neck. The salon’s automated VersaSpa tanning booths spritz bodies with layers of bronzing solutions and drying jets of air. The DHA-based solutions couple with anti-aging moisturizers to ensure that skin retains the color of a deep-fried onion ring without its crunchy texture.
Owner and head stylist Michelle Black opened BodyWorks Salon & Spa in order to pamper clients with expert salon services. She and her team of stylists revamp hair with custom cuts and products from Redken and Paul Mitchell Tea Tree, whose citrus and lavender-mint scents nourish scalps and attract local wildlife. With more than 30 years of experience between them, the trained aestheticians perform a multitude of services to keep clients looking good.
Under the direction of J. Christian Rea, the stylists at Salon 647 snip, color, and arrange hair into trendy ‘dos. They perform services with high-quality Goldwell and Moroccanoil products, using the latter to nourish parched or damaged strands. Treatments take place amid the chic decor of moss-green walls and mirrors draped with zebra-print panels.
This suite of corporeal indulgences targets and tackles the tension that too often takes up residence in the back, fingers, and foot fringe. The Elemental Nature massage ($85) offers customized earth-themed pampering, soothing torsos weary for a variety of reasons, whether from bear-hugging lonely bears or playing leapfrog with a giraffe. Summon the essence of air with Infinity and Air, a slow warming deep-tissue massage that ameliorates overworked fibers, or cool flushed flesh and muscles with a rhythmic stress-relieving Fire massage. The Water and Earth therapy style employs fast-paced, acute techniques to stimulate circulation and temporarily turn clients' minds into swimming pools.