Light streams in through Southwest Salon's wall-to-wall windows, flooding the intimate studio and illuminating the expert nail technicians as they trim cuticles, apply an exfoliating sugar scrub, gently buff nail beds, and replace and repair acrylic nails. Southwestern textiles and turquoise walls surround the techs and the salon's visitors, whose feet soak in steamy tubs during pedicures. Each nail-centric service can conclude with a special OPI, Shellac, or Gelish polish, which protects nails and renders them shiny, chip-free, and impervious to criticism for up to two weeks.
While most beauticians stake out one facet of the beauty world to call their own, Sandra Evans has spent her 20-plus years in the industry as an aesthetician, nail technician, eyelash extensionist, permanent makeup artist, and waxer. From her station in Chez La Femme Salon, she shares her vast beauty knowledge with her clients. Here, Sandra uses the latest equipment, such as microcurrent and diamond-tip microdermabrasion, to ward of wrinkles, and traditional and permanent makeup to highlight facial features. When it comes to clients? nails, Sandra turns to her tool kit, which is filled with shellac polishes, therapeutic paraffin wax, and a bunch of leftover parts from an IKEA dresser that don't seem to go anywhere.
The staff at Luminous Spa & Wellness pampers guests with powerful beauty routines that summon pure serenity. During a Swedish or deep-tissue massage, the staff can also soothe headaches with a lavender-oil scalp treatment. Services like these embody the spa's commitment to total-body wellness, rather than just beauty and rest alone.
In addition to skincare, massage, and aesthetic laser treatments, the staff fights cellulite and signs of aging with innovative technology. Their Synergie Cellulite Reduction treatments help smooth and shape problem areas. Alternatively, i-Lipo sessions use non-invasive, cool laser technology to sculpt bodies into lean lines. A private workout room and infrared sauna are available for customers to detoxify.
When Tierra Hull of T. Marie Salon was deciding which products to use during the all-over color and highlight services she performs for both men and women, she settled on Keune color. The brand is known not only for its vibrant hues, which Hull can lock in for extended periods with post-color treatments, but also for its ability to strengthen and soften locks with infusions of silk proteins. She chose another brand, the J Beverly Hills line that’s available exclusively at salons, to style manes after cuts or in preparation for her specialty: formal styling for weddings or trips to fancy restaurants where they pump your ketchup for you.
A Bumble and bumble network salon, Littleton Hair Company is home to a collection of talented stylists, spanning wide ranges of experience and expertise. Each staff member is personally trained by David, the salon's master stylist and network educator, who has 31 years of experience. Their talents and specialties cover a wide range of tress-taming turf. With experiences in other industries such as fashion and entertainment, they might specialize in tending to curly hair, long layers, or men's haircuts and gray blending. But above all, each stylist is well equipped to offer services such as haircuts and color treatments, backed up by an ever-expanding product line.
With more than 15 stylists on staff?not to mention licensed aestheticians and nail technicians?Salon on the Parkway is ready for all-comers. Those who want a new 'do can consult with stylist Gloria Fifer to plan a look that gels with their features, whether it's a cut, a coloring treatment, or an updo that won't interfere with their propeller beanie. The salon also offers spa services, including skincare treatments that incorporate botanical ingredients and antioxidants, as well as advanced anti-aging peels. Others still can peruse a variety of other services, including laser hair removal and waxing.