The stylists at Salon Bella keep their clients up to date on style trends with luxurious beauty services that include both haircare and nailcare. And the elegance doesn’t stop with their service menu. The salon is decorated with textured walls, rich fabrics, exposed brick, and sleek red and black furniture, with styling chairs situated in front of vintage-like dressers adorned with ornately framed mirrors that make everyone look like a young royalty.
The stylists and aestheticians at Hopson James Salon combine their specialized skills to meet any pampering needs with salon services ranging from hairstyling and mani-pedis to facials and airbrush tanning. The salon's brick walls and gentle, neutral colors invoke a calm environment, where salon professionals can perform makeup applications and waxing services and hair dryers can float unassisted. Throughout appointments, the staff nurtures clients with high-quality salon products such as Aveda, Redken, SkinCeuticals, and Moroccanoil.
Blonde Salon & Spa hardly limits its clients to those with flaxen hair. In fact, owner Desiree Maples is a color specialist—she treats tresses to all-over color, foil highlights, and the hand-painted balayage technique. Her other hair services range from simple trims to keratin smoothing treatments, as well as wedding-ready updos. And she sports a second title: makeup artist.
The salon's menu continues on to cover spray tans, mani-pedis, and waxing. Once it gets to the spa side, relaxation joins forces with cosmetics during anti-wrinkle facials and glycolic-acid peels. To top off a skincare appointment, clients can sink deeper into tranquility with a massage. Resident massage therapist Gudrun Jacobsen targets tense muscles with modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and shiatsu.
Escape Day Spa co-owners Carrie Wheelock and Alicia Liddon know how therapeutic a day at the spa can be. Wheelock, an experienced massage therapist, has witnessed the restoration and healing power of touch while both giving and receiving massages. Liddon, on the other hand, is not only an aesthetician, but also a wife and mother of three who understands the daily stressors of family life. Her passion for healthy skin has helped ground her and was her inspiration for opening her own skincare clinic.
At the spa's new location in Edgewood, the duo and their team perform treatments that range from multimodality massages and facials with organic Babor products to mother-of-pearl body scrubs and mani-pedis with vegan SpaRitual polish. They also create spa packages that allow romantic couples, pairs of best friends, or celebrities and their egos to enjoy chocolates and champagne while relaxing together.
Licensed massage therapist Kim Benjamin sends clients out the door after every massage clutching one thing: a bottle of water. This commitment to making sure her patrons stay hydrated neatly sums up her quest for full-body health.
As a member of the Lashologist Council of America, Tunya Humphrey was entrusted to preside as the lash expert at a 2011 beauty event at Macy's. At Lash n Dash, her customers entrust her to augment eye lines with both synthetic and 100% mink extensions. Each style comes in temporary strip lashes or semi-permanent individual extensions, which stay put for up to three months or until a friend's envious lashes issue a cease-and-desist letter. Additionally, Tunya enhances faces with eyebrow grooming and makeup applications for weddings, proms, and photo shoots.
The students at Winonah School of Cosmetology hone their shampooing, coloring, and skincare talents during professional, hands-on training classes. They sharpen their scissor skills under the watchful supervision of licensed instructors, snipping away split ends and crafting flattering new ‘dos with confidence and precision. They also learn to navigate the chemical waters of perms and relaxers, in addition to extension installation and updos.