At The Atascocita Barbershop, barbers help men look their best with classic, timeless haircuts and fresher, more modern looks. The staff chisels away at whiskers with old-school shaves and hot-towel wraps, leaving faces clean and smooth to the touch. They skillfully shape hairstyles into elegant flat tops, fades, and tapers with the same adeptness they use to sculpt mohawks. Complimentary shoulder and neck massages can ease the tension of seeing your fallen hair spell out “Why?” along the barbershop floor.
The attentive aestheticians at Gatsby's Hair Studio rejuvenate visages with indulgent facials and microdermabrasion treatments in a serene spa setting. During the one-hour signature facial, a skincare guru employs A-Cute Derm products to purge pores of impurities, shedding dead cells and refinishing façades with a glow as healthy and radiant as a light bulb powered by spinach. The accompanying microdermabrasion gently sloughs barren skinscapes to unveil a smoother façade and minimize the appearance of fine lines and sun damage.
Tresses are kept trimmed, tinted, and textured with an arsenal of services at Bella Sorella Salon. Give locks weary from endless growth spurts a much-deserved break with a customized haircut ($20–$35), and tack on a blow-dry and style to ease hydrophobic shoulders ($45). All-over single process color saturates headmops with a new hue ($70), while a few face-framing highlights can bring out the color of braces’s rubber bands ($5 per foil). Conspicuous curls blend in at dry-spaghetti dance parties after a relaxer, and straight strands befriend bouncier brethren after a perm (each $75+).
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Kevin Elliott is a detail-oriented guy, which is part of what makes him a good massage therapist. As the owner and therapist behind Home Massage Spa, he pays attention to clients' exact discomforts, concocting each Swedish, deep tissue, or sports massage to suit their particular needs. That usually involves incorporating aromatherapy treatments, whose wafting scents soothe the mind and finally block out the haunting smell of cookies that's lingered since you accidentally baked the Pillsbury Doughboy. Elliott untangles knotted backs from his own studio inside Sammy's Salon, but he's not above hitting the road; clients can schedule house or office calls that bring the relief right to them.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Hot Stone Massage/Swedish Massage
Brands Used: Bio-Freeze / Biotone / Aromatherapy
It's one thing to tuck a flower behind your ear as a cute accessory for a midday walk—it's another to have a flower as an updo centerpiece that stays pinned throughout an entire wedding and reception. That demands the attention of a professional, and licensed cosmetologist Kaleigh is happy to oblige. She travels to her clients for hair and airbrush-makeup services, composing glamorous looks for events. She arranges hair into elegant spirals or lets strands hang in alluring waves, and she applies makeup to accentuate each person's natural beauty with expert highlighting and color. These looks have seen soirees such as proms, quinceañeras, and homecoming dances, in addition to wedding ceremonies and nights out on the town.