Colombia native Patricia Estes demonstrates her artistic talent in each mani-pedi she performs for men, women, and children alike. The longtime painter and licensed nail technician offers a full line of nail services—manicures, pedicures, and acrylic or gel nails—but her specialty is imaginative nail art. She painstakingly enhances fingernails and toenails with vibrant, highly detailed designs or miniature re-creations of Monet's Water Lilies. She works out of the 100-year-old National Avenue Cutting Company building with a group of stylists who also offer haircuts and other salon services.
Latter Rain Salon & Spa is a salon that both pampers women and gives back to the community, regularly helping local causes and working with battered women. During each haircut, foil highlight, and spiral-texturing service, stylists sprinkle heads with Paul Mitchell professional shampoos, relaxers, and texturing products. Rhonda Allison professional skincare products enhance skin rejuvenation through facials and peels. As the salon's airy, sunlit spaces fill with the sound of pores audibly slamming shut, massages and waxing help clients obtain smoother skin and tension-free muscles.
Ever since Salon Deco opened its doors in June 2013, its friendly, skilled aestheticians have worked to optimize each client's natural beauty. Guests can sip glasses of wine while nail technicians groom and pamper hands, decorating fingernails with long-lasting Shellac polish in traditional or funky colors. The aestheticians also enhance eyes with feminine eyelash extensions, beautify skin with airbrush makeup, and cut and color men's and women's hair. Wood floors and floor-to-ceiling glass windows lend the salon a clean, modern ambiance.
Amore is as much a cozy home as it is a salon and spa. Natural light streaming through large windows floods the space, casting a glow on plush sofas and intricate tile floors. Amid these warm accents, licensed cosmetologist Krystal Rappe rehabs nails and decorates them with OPI and CND polish. While sipping complimentary hot cocoa, guests may also take advantage of Amore’s other services, which range from haircuts and coloring to therapeutic massages.
Amy Lasley went from cutting paper snowflakes as a kid to cutting hair as an adult. While those snowflakes were surely works of art in their own way, Amy has greatly expanded her repertoire as she's grown more experienced. Today, she puts her prodigious creativity to use cutting locks into face-framing layers and side-swept bangs. She can even enhance the final look with highlights, all-over color, or a cute little propeller hat.
Hair salons can often feel like revolving-door operations, shuffling customers in and out as quickly as possible. That's not the case at Shear Heaven. Men and women who stop into the salon for services, whether they are haircuts, color treatments, or perms, are pampered with hot-towel facial wraps and soothing upper-back massages. To further indulge clients, the salon offers waxing and makeup-application services.