Armed with savvy scissor skills and top-notch noggin products from TIGI, Whitney Martin takes pride in transforming everyday head topiaries into fashion-forward model manes. After a consultation to determine a style that will most flatter your face shape, wisps will be whisked into a salon chair and treated to a deep-conditioning treatment, encasing hair in rich moisture and repairing damage done during years of drying it in the toaster. A final style enlivens limp locks, coiling them into curls or straightening them into strands of silk.
Guided by the beautifying paws of owner Betty Hernandez, Exposé Salon and Day Spa's staff of skilled aestheticians tend to crumbling façades with the European facial, a traditional skin-soothing treatment that awakens tired pores. The luxuriating service begins with a skin analysis followed by a deep pore cleansing to rid skin of toxins and impurities as a burst of steam exfoliation eradicates lurkers nestled into skin potholes. The treatment concludes with a hand and face massage to ease tension, and the expression maker is slathered in a tailored mask and crowned with a kiss of hydration.
Fresh frozen yogurt swirls into cups as guests look on with hungry stares. The fruit experts at Fruitland Fresh also satiate sweet cravings with smoothies with or without tapioca pearls in them, in a variety of flavors such as green apple or taro.
Stylist Kristi Vanmeter transforms clients’ hair within Reflections Salon, a polished beauty studio with hanging lights and gleaming black floors. She draws on more than 20 years of experience as she infuses locks with rich color, performs chic ombre dip-dyes, and straightens tresses with formaldehyde-free blowouts. Patrons can also leave the salon with smooth, clean expanses of skin, thanks to Kristi’s waxing expertise.
At Salon DG, stylists understand the widespread impact hair can have. Rather than scrapping trimmed ends, they package them up for the Matter of Trust organization. Matter of Trust transforms the hair bits into absorbent mats, which protect coastal wildlife from hazards by sopping up oil spills and protect bald eagles from ridicule by outfitting them with tiny wigs. They also ship discarded tufts that measure 10 or more inches to Locks of Love.
Along with their philanthropic cuts, the beautifiers augment salon services from coloring to styling with their distinct artistic flair. Their signature treatment, the Pravana Perfection smoothing blowout, foregoes the harsh chemicals of similar processes for a gentle complex that fights frizz without flattening curls. The salon's nail technician welcomes clients into her separate spa pedicure room, complete with a plush pedicure chair, which, like a vampire on prom night, blends into the surrounding pops of black and scarlet. Patrons who opt to book appointments online earn $1 toward future services or products.