Sunset Tanz pays attention to the tiny details, swapping out tanning bulbs before they surpass 66% of their projected lifespan. The salon also offers special tanning-cocktail packages that combine the bronzing power of a UV bed with the all-over coverage of the salon’s automated Mystic Tan booth. And after sessions conclude, the shop encourages guests to browse a selection of Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and California Tan lotions that lock in darkness more efficiently than a ghost hunter armed with a cage full of lollipops.
Salon W, a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, employs top-notch stylists and products in addition to helping the community through charitable and environmental services. Accomplished stylists shampoo hair with KeraTriplex treatment to prime blighted locks for their blind date with moisture. The conditioning procedure helps repair damage caused by sun exposure, chemicals, and errant bowling balls, infusing each strand with strength and shine-bestowing keratin proteins. After a 10-minute soak, the treatment is rinsed off of silky hair, and stylists consult with clients before cutting tresses to desired lengths and styles. The beautifying process takes about one hour and results in chic, nourished hair that makes hats question their purpose in life.
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.
With three private suites, two nail bars, and a lost of salon chairs, Spa L accommodates a wealth of beauty needs from head to toe. Hairstylists equipped with trained technique and a bit of artistic vision craft hairstyles via haircuts, coloring, and straightening treatments. Technicians are also on hand for the finer touches, offering makeup applications and eyelash extensions. In the spa, the primary focus is on the skin. Skincare experts coax radiant color from the face with treatments both indulgent and rewarding. In the Sea C Spa facial, medleys of vitamin C, algae biomatrix mixes, and thermal organic mud slow down the aging process as it manifests in the face, whether through wrinkles, fine lines, or blemishes from blowing too close to birthday candles. Spa L also offers a host of manicures and pedicures as well as massages for individuals and couples.
Just as restaurants reserve lifetime booths for their most loyal customers, manicurist Michele Stratton stocks personalized nail kits for her regulars. Within each kit, she stores a buffer and file. Of course, Michele's emphasis on hygiene dictates that all visitors receive fresh tools for their appointments, regardless of how long they've known her. The cases merely highlight her loyalty to long-term patrons.
Michele channels 18 and a half years of nail-pruning experience to administer her services. From standard manicures to hand-filed acrylics and chip-resistant Shellac applications, Michele spruces up nails with a sophisticated flair. She also creates shimmery nail art with rhinestones, stickers, and glitter.
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.