As soon as clients step into Pamper Me Beautiful, they're treated like royalty. During the spa's four-hour Queen for the Day package, indulgence is the name of the game, with a facial, a relaxing massage, and a mani-pedi. But the spa offers plenty of other opportunities for pampering. Along with a variety of massage therapy options, including couples and pregnancy massages, the spa treats guests with body wraps, face and body skincare treatments, and nail care. Makeovers with mineral makeup, as well as brow and lash tinting services, make features pop so much it might be hard not to slam into your reflection when you gaze in the mirror.
Owner and stylist Courtney Hunt enjoys the sound of her clients? voices. That?s because she likes to involve her clients in their transformations by offering a consultation with each visit and welcoming feedback during services. Visitors can opt for a wet or dry haircut and repair damaged strands with an Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Treatment. Courtney can treat frizzy hair with keratin-smoothing treatments or whisk away unwanted strands with facial waxing, which leaves skin as smooth as Tom Cruise?s glass eye. For home haircare, she provides information and sometimes discounts on products, such as Paul Mitchell's Awapuhi Wild Ginger Luxury.
Jamie Fleetwood liked working as an esthetician at Art Salon & Spa so much that she bought the beautifying business in 2010. Along with her staff of fellow estheticians, stylists, makeup artists, and massage therapists, Fleetwood pampers her clients inside the newly renovated, sun-drenched space. Her aesthetic touch might only be matched by that space’s decor: it’s accented with sleek hardwood floors, verdant plants, and earth tones as warm as a made-for-TV movie about dogs that adopt other dogs. Among these scenic fixtures, the team renders a slate of services in the form of facials, Shellac manicures, therapeutic massages, and highlights.
Natural motifs breathe life into the interior of Nu Essence Spa. Paintings of tree branches, wicker furniture, and rain fountain create a soothing ambiance that’s only further enhanced by the deep-purple and brown tones that saturate the walls. From within these calming confines, owner Layton Alsup helms an all-female crew of licensed massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians. Always ready to add depth to any already-relaxing service, the team also pampers guests with complimentary aromatherapy, heated booties and pillows, and an onsite quiet room designed for peaceful meditation or the silent plotting of a library robbery.
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.