When Jen Phumin and her mentor Janice Jones—a 40-year veteran of the beauty industry—opened their salon, they chose the name Salon Dragonfly because of the dragonfly's association with change, adventure, and prosperity in Asian culture. Together with a staff of trained stylists, they seek to fulfill their clients' desire for transformation. After consulting with guests, stylists use Aveda products during trims, formal styling, and color treatments. As they work, the salon's expansive windows bathe stylists in natural light, and dragonfly artwork and sage-hued walls inspire tranquility.
Licensed aesthetician Joanna Ferree isn't satisfied with merely making her clients look youthful and glowing on the outside, so she aims to nourish faces and boost self-esteem with individualized facials, microdermabrasion, and bridal makeovers.
Ferree has a prime opportunity to accentuate the stunning features of each specific client through the in-depth skin-and-lifestyle analysis that precedes every facial treatment. Based on the results, she treats specific conditions and brightens skin with custom skincare treatments and organic herbal preparations. She bases her custom facials in hydrotherapy and includes De La Terre Skincare products along with organic teas, salts, and serums. She furthers skin smoothness with waxing treatments for the face, legs, bikini, chest, and vestigial tail.
The roster of high-quality salon and beauty products used at Adorn Salon and Boutique includes Schwarzkopf Professional Products, Punky Colour, Bröö Craft Beer Body & Haircare, and Mineral Fusion Cosmetics. The lineup of stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians is equally impressive. They include aesthetician Holly Morrison, who was named the best aesthetician in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC 2012 reader's poll. Typical salon services, such as cuts, coloring, and nail care, are offered alongside more unique treatments including dreadlock maintenance, custom facials, and brow and lash tinting.
Using more than 15 years of experience, licensed cosmetologist Mia Nguyen endows clients' faces with makeup that won't wear off at the end of the day. Before applications, she applies a keen eye to facial structure, eye color, and skin tone and designs natural-looking eyebrows that complement the overall aesthetics of the face. Permanent eyeliner and eyelash extensions imbue pupils with pizazz, and lip shading redefines lip lines with full-color-lipstick emulation or barely there enhancements.
In addition to taking appointments, Bella Dona Beauty & Cosmetics strives to accommodate clients’ busy schedules straightaway with a team of technicians at the ready during all open hours. Personnel whisk walk-ins directly to seats for makeup applications with Smashbox or bareMinerals products and personalized facials.
Gr?fin Blau Spa wants to do more than simply relax their clients. At their new, large spa location on 4th St. in Hickory, with a private, soundproof room and fireplaces, the treatments and services are very results-oriented. Hair, nails, and skin get visible changes and spa-goers leave feeling rejuvenated. Clients can follow up a hot-stone massage with a body treatment, an anti-aging body wrap, teeth whitening, mani-pedi, hand-applied tanning treatment, tend to their thinking caps with sun-kissed highlights, or a Yon-Ka facial.