Kellye McCormick is not only a master aesthetician and licensed barber, she's also the owner of Tallulah's Salon and Spa. Her team of stylists, master hair designers, and color specialists design bespoke cuts for visitors, which they can enhance with hair coloring and extensions. They also add glam with nail, wax, and eyelash services, and makeup applications that employ Mirabella Beauty products. With an arsenal of skincare services that includes peels and facials, the spa's aesthetician works to cleanse, hydrate, and exfoliate skin that has dried to resemble that of an alligator or a lady who wrestles alligators.
There are roughly 100,000 hairs on the average human head and master stylist Annette Joplin is an expert at wrangling them into a single stylish unit. Here, she brings more than 25 years of beauty-industry experience and continuing education to her clients, who can request a sharp, edgy, or vintage look. Skilled in handling all types of hair, she also adds pop or dimension with optional color placement before sculpting hair into new dos. Annette is also an ace with a nail file, and can decorate fingers, toes, and metal hook hands with any of the salon’s many color polishes.
The team at Pure Wax & Tan has unlocked the secret to beauty: luxurious treatments that make clients feel good about themselves. The certified-and-licensed waxing professionals pursue their confidence-boosting mission by smoothing down hirsute bodies with waxing for a range of areas, including facial waxing, body waxing, bikini waxing, and Brazilians. They also bronze curves with two forms of tanning, neither of which involve lying under the sun or yelling at the moon until daylight arrives. The tanning staff applies custom-formulated airbrush spray tans by hand, or clients can recline in the spa’s Ultimate Envy Collection tanning beds. The beds are engineered with e3 technology and eco-friendly bulbs to infuse bodies with a deep, rich glow.
Salon W owner Lorri White deploys her wisdom as a Paul Mitchell National Educator while captaining a trio of personable stylists as they perform salon services with an arsenal of Paul Mitchell products. During a shellac manicure, an expert nail tech soaks nails, trims cuticles, and massages lotion into the hands, which are then placed inside a pair of toasty mitts. The 30- to 45-minute manicure wraps up with an application of shellac, a long-lasting polish with a mirror-esque finish that lasts far longer than the typical White Out manicure. A 30- to 45-minute women's haircut, blow-dry style, and shampoo concludes with a flat-iron or curling-iron session, depending on hair type or blacksmith credentials. A men's haircut, style, and shampoo leaves the dapper dons with freshly manicured 'dos for upcoming secret-telling sessions with paper shredders.
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.
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.