A striped awning shelters guests as they step inside The Village Salon's blue entrance room, which functions both as a reception area and an art gallery. Amid the salon proper's subdued gray walls and rustic wooden accents, a staff of experienced stylists under the direction of new management consults with customers before crafting flattering 'dos using products by Matrix, Moroccanoil, and Pureology. Meanwhile, aesthetic specialists administer purifying, age-erasing facials and meticulously cover nails with CND Shellac polish. The Village Salon also offers gift cards and packages for special occasions, such as bridal parties preparing for a wedding, couples celebrating an anniversary, or estranged clones attempting to reunite.
Technician Anita Ray believes the best route to relaxation involves natural products and techniques. She infuses elements of the outdoors into her services, heating basalt rocks for hot-stone massages, using naturally derived acids for peels, and tickling squids for cosmetic tattoo ink. To help clients to achieve desired results, Anita begins appointments with a consultation and analysis, which yields recommendations for the proper procedure and at-home care.
Mattress King's wide selection of mattresses from well-known brands such as Sealy Posturepedic, Embody, and Stearns & Foster run the firmness and texture gamut, giving sleepers of all shapes and sizes a shot at a good night's rest. Sealy's Posturepedic queen-sized Spirited supports dreamers with a comfortable durability ($409 for the mattress, $699 for the set). Dozers with a penchant for luxurious expediency snooze on the Stearns & Foster Bradenburg queen-sized bed, which lends backsides a plush surface and a patient ear as they complain about lousy desk chairs ($719 for the mattress, $1,169.10 for the set), or opt to bounce to another to decide which size fits the mold.
For more than two decades, the experienced technicians at In The Nails have been making Huntsville’s scenery brighter by outfitting its residents with vibrant polish and artificial nails as well as pampering clients with a selection of skincare and massage services, including deep-tisse and shiatsu treatments. During relaxing manicures, they brush nails with a hypoallergenic shellac that sports a mirror-like finish and lasts up to 14 days without cracking, chipping, or caramelizing. Along with the expert nailcare that inspired the salon’s name, the team promotes all-over wellness with massages, peels, waxing, and other clinical skincare services and participates in community-service efforts to keep discarded hangnails off the streets.
Mod Salon's recently opened doors beckon visitors into an opulent haven of mane and talon maintenance. During a roughly 45-minute Day at the Spa mani-pedi, experienced nail fashionistas polish keratin from finger to dewclaw. Knuckles and toes swim in purifying waves and rest between massaging palms before a scrub gently sweeps away rough patches. A foot mask hydrates and rejuvenates feet run ragged from breaking in new wooden clogs before nail-polish hues dance across digits.
Named 2010 "Best Hair Salon" in Tennessee Valley by CityVoter and in the 2009 Huntsville Times' Reader's Choice Awards, Salon Allure shapes, soothes, and shears tresses with a talented team of designers and Redken shampoos and products. A women's haircut and style ($29 and up) tames hair beasts, a foil treatment ($75 and up) highlights strands with accuracy, and a gloss or glaze ($30 and up) makes hair as shiny as a new penny covered in baby oil.