The certified pamperers at Tennessee Floyd's Bodywork soothe frayed nerves and rekindle sallow complexions with a robust repertoire of massage and spa treatments. With dexterous, attuned fingertips, licensed massage therapists deliver long, relaxing Swedish-style strokes, unburdening bodies of the tension that coils minds into Slinky-esque shapes. During sports-medicine-influenced massages, therapists target athletic afflictions, and clients in search of exotic forms of bodywork can indulge in specialty massages, such as hot-stone and rain-drop treatments, which boost blood flow and usher in deep serenity. Additionally, during exfoliating salt and sugar scrubs, aestheticians slough off epidermis-dulling dry skin to restore a natural glow rivaling even the most enthusiastic firefly. Clients meanwhile relax into aromatherapy sessions to awaken olfactory glands that have been in a deep sleep since the neighborhood donut shop shuttered its doors.
The yoga studio at The Bee Well Boutique & Spa is probably much different from what students are accustomed to. More living room than studio, the space features bright-white wainscoting, decorative mirrors and clocks, and even a fireplace. This quirky setting makes for a comfortable, welcoming environment where students of all levels can work through yoga poses and breathing exercises.
The homey ambiance extends throughout the rest of the space, where aestheticians conduct a variety of facials in private treatment rooms. Post-facial, clients can opt for a sunless tan, or peruse the varied massage menu. On the boutique side, accessories and locally made beauty products occupy shelves, and patrons can even rent out the unique space for private events such as bridal showers and birthday parties.
Classified as Redken Elite Salons, both Metro Salons locations staff a stable of stylists who keep abreast of the latest techniques with ongoing training in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Appointments start with complimentary consultations, wherein patrons dish on their favorite looks and show stylists their 10 favorite hairs. Then, hair pros draw on Redken, Wella, and Coppola products for a variety of services, from painting on highlights to trimming split ends. A final style ensures clients walk out ready to pose for sidewalk photo shoots or star in traffic-cam footage for the five o'clock news.
The savvy stylists at Shear Sensations refurbish unkempt mop tops with a slew of professional services. After inspecting the hair's overall condition, an experienced scissor wielder will reinvigorate parched locks with a Matrix deep-conditioning treatment before carefully pruning scalp gardens to expunge split ends and kudzu. Next, full highlights transform monochromatic manes into eye-catching thread bundles of flair. For scrunchier ‘dos, two-hour keratin treatments varnish follicles in a protein-packed serum, which diminishes frizz, smoothes out curls, and imbues tresses with a silk-pajama-like shine. With proper care—such as keeping treated hair dry for at least three days and using the salon’s recommended shampoo and conditioner—newly straight and easy-to-style strands can partake in overly confident hairflips for up to three to five months.
Beach Bum Tanning's high-tech beds, sunless booths, and tailored beauty treatments regularly appear in press outlets such as Allure magazine. The salon's heated Mystic HD booths spritz bodies with vibrant pigment while warming skin to ensure optimal and even color saturation without having to bear-hug King Midas. Certified Airbrush Artists also implement customized airbrush tans over 150 ways by using a combination of fine-point-guided and wide-point-guided guns to shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to the body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
For more than 20 years, TanFastic's multiple award-winning tanning studio has bronzed bodies under the trained spritzes of pro spray tanner Dina Gordon and the UV-filled bulbs of multilevel tanning beds. After wandering into private sunrooms, patrons kick back on beginner-to-advanced Level 2 beds to dream about vacations on the sun while picking up beautiful base coats. Both locations come equipped with the 12-minute Pryzma, which is outfitted with four UVA facial tanners, and the nine-minute Diva Tower, a stand-up booth that accommodates taller tanners with 2-meter lamps. Beauty seekers who have sworn off the sun can still catch its kisses with UV-free VersaSpa. During the 15-minute sunless session, a heated airbrush system glides evenly across the bodyscape as a blend of aloe and organic DHA adheres to the epidermis for a natural-looking, streak-free tan that lasts five to seven days.