A tiger stares hungrily at a Changing Colors Salon customer. The cat can’t eat them, though—its face resides in the artwork of an airbrush manicure. Since 1988, the nail salon has brightened extremities with handiwork ranging from traditional manicures and pedicures, powered by OPI polish, to funkier looks such as glitter french tips, acrylic nails, and zebra-print designs. Beyond nail art, the salon tends to skin, with waxing, microdermabrasion, and rejuvenating treatments that combat aging more effectively than engineering the salon clocks to run backwards.
Staffed by certified members of the American Massage Therapy Association and a duo of certified aestheticians, Serenity Therapeutic Massage & Skin Care keeps bodies limber and faces fresh with a suite of rejuvenating services. Tending to physiques with tools such as soothing hot stones and warm bamboo rods, massage therapists loosen kinks and untie bowline back knots. Aestheticians—exclusively wielding botanical Pevonia products—massage and revivify faces with treatments custom-tailored to each client's skin tone, moon sign, and epidermal concern. Alternatively, a variety of spa packages for parties of two to six people combine massages with other pampering services such as facials, body treatments, and sugar scrubs.
Owned by a stylist with more than 20 years of experience under her belt, The Element Total Salon employs a talented crew that draws from products by Aquage, Design Essentials, KeraCare, and AG to perform an array of hair-coloring, weaving, and barbering services. The full-hair coloring, which takes about 2.5 hours, imbues strands with one bold hue or creates a contrast symphony with a duet of shades. Men can ditch unwanted shag with a swift 20-minute cut, and women can invest more time in a weave session; during the 3.5-hour procedure, a skilled strand-sewer will extend ladies' locks with strips of string cheese or a full set of extensions that patrons have brought from home.
Skincare by Design's aesthetician brings more than a decade of experience to the treatment table where she performs facials, waxes, and makeup services. Vitamin-enhanced facials hydrate and smooth complexions while warm mitts soften hands more effectively than gloves filled with mayo. Whereas waxing sessions remove unwanted body hair, eyelash treatments add faux strands to the eyelid, leaving lash lines defined and darker.
Indigo Salon and Spa's troupe of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists rejuvenates and beautifies guests within elegant environs decked in wood, leather, and chiffon to achieve a rich, shabby-chic vibe. Thermal wraps and spa treatments slough off the stress of everyday life or a single day of lion taming, and shelves lined with bath bombs, soaks, and scrubs proffer take-home tranquility.
Sizeable mirrors, framed in white and affixed to light cream walls, reflect tresses mid-transformation as guests lounge in white leather styling seats alongside Paul Mitchell products. Chandeliers illuminate stylists' fingers, and diaphanous draperies separate workstations. In the lobby, waiting clients can nibble treats or sip steamy mugs from the coffee and tea bar as they bask in the glow of a candle-filled fireplace or burn a piece of paper with the name of their old stylist on it.
For the last decade, the staff at Tavernier's Salon & Spa has revitalized appearances and moods with a slew of salon and spa services. Defined by its brightly colored walls and artwork composed of primary yellows and reds, the interior is home to a team of diligent stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists.
Tavernier's hairstylists wield Redken and Matrix products with full-color treatments and strategically placed highlights to add depth to monochromatic hairdos. Nail technicians prettify appendages with Opi polish and soothing, hydrating dips into paraffin wax, and skincare specialists administer facials such as the one-hour basic European facial, which opens up pores like they're interviewees on Oprah so that they release their pent-up dirt and leave with a cathartic sense of cleansing and exfoliation.
Managing cosmetologist and hairstylist Kim Mayhill works out of Main Street Hair Co., a full-service hair, massage, and nail salon. She offers haircuts with shampoo treatments and styling, highlights and full color, as well as relaxation massages.