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.
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.
Inside Sanctuary, certified cut-and-color specialists highlight a menu of services that deals exclusively in hair solutions, keeping up appearances with designer clips and snips, keratin treatments, damaged-hair repair, and color correction. Submit your locks to be shaped and handled by a stylist ($30–$70), or achieve an extra-straight style with a blow dry ($25–$40). A shine treatment helps heads of hair reignite their burnt-out halos ($30), and a single-process color amps up blandly burnished strands ($50+). Customers can also opt to use today's Groupon to buy a bigger treat for follicles, such as full-foil highlights ($100–$165) or a hat made of maple syrup.
For those seeking to spruce up appearances without surgery, Infinity Med-I-Spa's options are—true to the company's name—virtually infinite. For one, there are its numerous aesthetic lasers, which can remove hair, wrinkles, spider veins, tattoos, Mattel logos, and a range of other blemishes quickly and effectively. Facial treatments ranging from classic microdermabrasion to cutting-edge services such as the VI Peel and the Jet Peel rid pores of impurities and smooth over signs of aging, while medical weight loss services help clients shed inches with meal replacement shakes, medications, and vitamin injections.
Beyond enhancing the outside, the med-spa also helps clients feel better on the inside. Licensed massage therapists ease nagging pains and chronic tension with a range of modalities, from traditional strokes such as Swedish and deep-tissue to Eastern-inspired therapies such as energy work.