Você's talented stylists smarten up discerning strands in their full-service salon and boutique, which was named third runner-up on Salon Today's Salon of the Year 2010 list. During a keratin smoothing treatment, manes plagued by frizz blizzards and curl incursions fulfill their dreams of a silkier existence. Locks marinate in the formaldehyde-free serum, which imbues strands with up to four months of sleekness akin to a penguin covered in donut glaze. Patrons bask in the natural light that floods in from architectural skylights in this newly renovated salon.
Skin serves as the body's first defense against the elements, and aesthetician Susan Mefford helps clients reward it for its loyal service. At Susan E's Skin Care Studio, she mends daily wear and tear with powerful facials that use traditional techniques, such as exfoliation and facial massage, as well as more advanced technology, including cosmetic resurfacing, photo rejuvenation, and traveling skin back through time to its childhood.
The Hive's staff embraces the nature element of their salon's name, tending to heads with haircare products that are 100% vegan and organic. These include curl-defining spray from AG, amonia-free hair color, and beef-free shampoo. The stylists use these solutions on men, women, and kids inside the airy space, which is filled with local artwork illuminated by sunlight pouring through the large front windows.
At Noble Nails, polish professional Tee oversees nail technicians who employ OPI polish to brighten appendages. The nail artists apply chip-resistant layers of gel or Shellac polish from OPI and Harmony to accommodate clients who type a lot of emails or smell a lot of stickers. They also pamper weary soles with spa pedicures, lavishing arches with footbaths and massages designed to alleviate stress and boost circulation.
Jacob Scott, founder of Body Kneads Massage Studios, employs individualized healing methods to help shoo away pain and everyday stress. The Swedish massage, a light- to medium-pressured approach, uses long, connective strokes and kneading to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, relieve physical tension, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. Clients may also opt for other treatments, such as a deep-tissue or sports massage, to treat deep-seated aches brought on by fastballs or nightmares about fastballs.