With a complimentary glass of wine in hand, Innovations Salon & Spa?s guests settle in to enjoy one of the many beautifying services that salon owner Donna has perfected over 14 years in business and two decades in the industry. Donna and her staff of 15 talented professionals specialize in hairstyling services that range from traditional cuts and coloring to innovative keratin straightening treatments that eliminate frizz and tame unmanageable curls. They wield L'oreal products; the infusions of antioxidants, macadamia-nut oil, and wheat protein in these professional formulas fortify each strand with enough strength to bench-press a bobby pin.
The scents of peppermint, lavender, chamomile, and eucalyptus fill the air in the spa, where therapists soothe muscles and senses alike during aromatherapy massages. Nearby, aestheticians exfoliate and refresh aging complexions with Bioelements products, remove unwanted hair with swipes of warm wax, and apply makeup to the faces of aspiring prom queens and identity thieves.
As a member of the styling team at Salon Par, Stephanie B. takes the time to listen to her clients before pointing them toward specific haircuts or color treatments. She's always honest and helpful with her suggestions, but her personal specialty lies in keratin treatments that rely on Brazilian Blowout's award-winning formulas. These semi-permanent treatments relax curls to make hair more manageable than a crossword puzzle in which every clue relates to an intimate detail about your life.
Inside an electric pink studio, a team of aestheticians help clients look and feel their best with a full menu of waxing treatments and beauty services. During brow and Brazilian-waxes, brows and bikini areas can be shaped into tasteful shapes with quick swipes of cloth strips. The savvy stylists of The Wax Pot can also perform full-face makeup applications, prepping clients for nights out on the town or a meet-and-greet with a celebrity comptroller.
Waxing expert and aesthetician Cara Futch knows how to make waxing sessions more comfortable, and not simply by advising clients to skip caffeine and take some ibuprofen before coming in. As the hair-removal guru of The Lucky Waxing Company, she fully educates clients on the process and chats with them a bit to help set them at ease, stating, "I’m told I'm like therapy, only cheaper!" Add-ons to waxes can also help lighten the mood—dye, glitter, and small jewels can add a little dazzle to brazilian and bikini waxes, and ear-candling, while having nothing to do with hair removal, can suck out excess earwax and improve overall health. Futch is joined by a spray tanning specialist and a stylist/nail technician who both perform non-wax-related services.
Custom spray tan technician Cristine can give you a dash of color—whether it’s with her UV-free tanning solution or her manicures and pedicures. Each spray tan is customized to the client’s preferred shade of bronze. In addition, the odor-free tanning solution is made up of natural ingredients and can moisturize and hydrate the skin. Not to be outdone, the hands and feet can get a boost with pedicures, colored acrylics, French manicures, and optional high-fives.
Hand and feet reign supreme at Nails 4 You. Here, technicians pretty up fingers and toes with manicures and pedicures that leave nails groomed, shaped, buffed, and polished. In addition to basic mani-pedis, they offer lavish spa treatments such as the pearl-spa pedicure with hot-stone massage. Its main ingredient, pearl powder, is believed to provide anti-aging properties for the skin and hard proof that the world is our oyster.