Veteran hair artisan Kiauna Pond of Tyson Anthony Salon channels her 13 years of mane taming into each face-complementing hairdo. After a soothing scalp massage at the shampoo bowl, the detail-focused stylist snips and clips locks into the desired shape. A single-shade color, customized to the client's skin tone, eye color, forehead-to-wrist ratio, and lifestyle, adds dimension and texture to manescapes. After just over two hours, heads bob out the door of the classic, low-key salon space wearing an appealing style and an abundance of tiny waves in the shape of smiles. Kiauna specializes in both soft, natural styles and edgier looks and bestows clients with the tools necessary to re-craft the 'do at home.
The physician-supervised technicians at Dry Creek Laser and Aesthetics knead out muscle stiffness with a classic Swedish massage aided by soothing, heated stones. Healing hands apply long, fluid strokes of varying depth, stimulating circulation to spread oxygen and vital nutrients to every corner of the corpus, helping to naturally cleanse bodily byways of toxins, lactic acid, and clumps of dried leaves. Stress and stiffness are swiftly shooed away with concentrated attention on areas of tension or soreness, providing relief from strains and spasms and restoring joint suppleness. The warm rocks help to melt frigid muscles faster, allowing the technician to access the deepest muscular recesses without applying extra pressure; heated, all-natural massage oil keeps the skin suit soft and human hinges from rusting in the cold.
With a decade of experience, owner and master aesthetician Holly Adams leads an expert staff of Aveda specialists who treat clients to purifying facials and body treatments at Azalea Aveda Day Spa and Salon. After an initial skin analysis, specialists begin the Aveda Elemental Nature facial by cleansing skin of excess oils and coating faces in a nourishing treatment mask. The pampering continues with a gentle massage before a Green Science plant peel strips away blemishes with a 30 percent glycolic-acid solution that helps to prevent redness, irritation, and spontaneous combustion. Alternatively, aestheticians swaddle frames with a dry wrap imbued with essences of rosemary and peppermint to awaken senses. While clients lounge in mummified bliss, nimble hands massage scalps and worn-out feet.
With elite, unfailing stylists culled from the Capelli Institute of Hair, Capelli Supply & Salon runs like a well-oiled mane-managing machine. The Kerafusion keratin treatment tames untoward tendrils with a moisturizing mask of proteins and mineral oils, rendering frizzy curls as sleek and sharp as a swordfish at the Ice Capades. Unlike some types of blowouts, the Kerafusion keratin system is fully FDA-approved and manufactured in the U.S., leaving hair safely aglow with shea and cocoa butters for three to six months.
A team of four sunny stylists pampers heads at Shear Elegance Salon. Recently opened, the simple, cozy space is made elegant by wood floors, a huge black-and-white flower print, and big, round styling mirrors like portholes looking onto transformed styles for women, men, and kids. In addition to cuts and waxing, staff add color with Inoa dyes, formulated without ammonia to be odor-free and leave scalps feeling as good as the soft, shiny strands covering them look, while still preserving that clean-scalp smell clients love.
Relik Salon and Spa's stylists skillfully enhance tresses with products from Davines and Brocato, earning places as the No. 7 Best Hair Salon and No. 4 Best Hair Color on KLS’s 2012 A Lists. Floors of smooth grey slate and walls hung with textural artwork give the space an edgy, modern feel. Besides hair services, staffers also remove unwanted hair with waxing and create fuller lashes with lash extensions and daily watering.