Patrons walking into Masse’s Custom Cuts’ power-blue parlor won’t experience the hurried haircuts and impersonal services of a big chain salon. The stylists at this locally owned studio exemplify individualized service for women, men, and children by discussing styles and recommending looks based on face shape and personal taste. During cuts and conditionings, they pamper heads with Matrix and Redken products.
Growing up, Southern Sun-Sations's owner, Virginia, always enjoyed being outside and absorbing the warmth of the sun. That's why, once she was older, she decided that the tanning industry provided a natural path to follow her passion. Since 2003, Virginia's been helping people enjoy the sun's warmth and tan-imbuing rays at Southern Sun-Sations. The indoor sun-salon supplements its different levels of UV-tanning beds with Mystic Tan booths, which coat bodies with sun-kissed color without UV rays and awkward first dates with the sun.
Colorful flowers, ornate mirrors, and modern, sculptural art decorate the entryway of Exotic Image Tanning & Massage Spa. In the clean, quiet facility, customers relax and bask in the glow of traditional tanning beds or bronze with sunless Mystic Tan spray tanning. Exotic Image Tanning & Massage Spa helps customers maintain their tans with a range of lotions and sacrifices for the sun god.
As cavernous as a warehouse yet reminiscent of a quaint cabin, BruHill Spa'lon utilizes abundant space, wood ceilings and pillars, and exposed-brick walls to remind guests they are not in a typical salon. Intricate arches are built into the brick walls above the windows, which is really just the wall frowning as clients get all the attention. Where normally one would see unflattering fluorescent lights, clients see chandeliers hanging down and radiating a pleasant yellowish-white light. In that pool of photons, the full-service salon's staff gets to work. They perform nail services, including Shellac and Gelish applications, and gussy up hair with cuts. BruHill also employs a full-service men's barber.
GBS Brows has carved out a niche for its four locations by offering beautification treatments not often found at other salons. While they certainly present standard fare such as facials, massages, and waxing, what sets them apart are their two other treatments; threading and henna tattoos. Threading, an alternative to traditional waxing, uses intertwined pieces of thread to remove and shape facial hair with increased precision. Their India-trained henna tattoo artists can create beautiful, often floral-inspired designs that typically last about two to four weeks, like most grade school plays. Each location's décor showcases its own type of elegance, but they all feature bright colors and pleasant flourishes such as plants and paintings.
The Ivy Tanning Salon and Spa's stable of nail artists, massage therapists, and aestheticians caters to every beauty whim with a spectrum of treatments. During mani-pedis, technicians pull from either standard polish or long-lasting Shellac to add color and “Paint Me” notes to nails. Massage therapists narrow their scope to focus on one tense area during regional massages or combine hot stones and Swedish strokes to restore beleaguered muscles throughout the body. Nine types of facials tend to age-specific needs, such as removing impacted glitter makeup from teenaged pores or smoothing out wrinkles with doses of vitamin C. There are even multiple ways to achieve a bronze: through five types of UV tanning beds or painstaking spritzes from an airbrush artist.