The nail technicians at Teresa Belle Nail Salon specialize in one thing: pampering clients as they apply polish for impeccable, long-lasting manicures and pedicures. Customers can select from a rainbow of OPI’s conventional polish shades or opt for CND’s Shellac polish, which dries immediately to a sturdy, gleaming finish under a specialized light. Shellac polish can last for up to 14 days, allowing it to give wearers reasonable notice before retiring from fingertips.
Professional body wax specialists Amanda Baker and JoAnna Ramsey banish fuzz with a multitude of waxing services. Clients can send hair packing from both armpits ($20+) or full arms ($50+ for both arms) to better showcase sleeve tattoos of Veggie Tales characters. A bikini wax ($35+) or Brazilian wax ($72+) readies newly smooth bodies for the beach. The Wax Spot's hair-exorcizing specialists also beautify the male form by clearing follicle debris from the entire back, top of shoulders, and neck ($50+). Though the length of fringe furlough varies, clients can part with their pesky patches for an average of four weeks, leaving them confident and sleek enough to attend dolphin cocktail parties.
Aesthetician Xac Williams has been an aesthetician for just over five years, but her resumé might rival those with more than twice her experience. Besides honing her skills in various resorts, Xac worked at the world-famous Bliss Spa in New Jersey before deciding to open her own skincare studio inside Expose Hair Design. There, inside an elegant, private treatment room draped in black-and-teal damask fabric, Xac shows off her expertise as she examines every nook and cranky on her client's faces in order to determine which products from the organic Skin Script line to use. To treat wrinkles, the skilled specialist plumps skin with a hydrating collagen mask, while for faces with poor tone or blemishes, she might recommend microdermbrasion or a chemical peel that utilized glycolic or salicylic acid. In addition to refining skin, Xac also offers waxing services for more than 15 body areas including the brow, back, legs, and the French bikini line, which requires a valid passport upon booking.
At Miles Salon and Spray Tan, it’s all about color. The team of stylists and technicians enlivens both hair and hide with professional-grade hues. After styling cuts to suit facial features and personality, they can mist physiques in shades of gold with full-body spray tans. Splashes of artful polish often follow during mani-pedis before a quick waxing evicts unwanted body hair and its dreams of being woven into a shirt.
Clients at Southern Rays take control of their skin shades by using customizable UV- and sunless-tanning systems. Beds and booths come in six levels of UV intensity (up to a $25 value/session) so that clients can gradually prepare for the day when humans migrate to the sun. The Mystic Tan HD system (a $30 value/session) applies spritzings of UV-free tanning solution in the privacy of an individual chamber, and airbrush tanning paints pelts in each client’s most suitable shade. Southern Rays’ knowledgeable staff is always on hand to answer questions, provide tanning tips, and console useless sunbeams. Check the equipment page to see which services are offered at which locations.
Sun Tan City’s trained tanning consultants help clients get bronzed via UV-free tanning booths and ergonomic tanning beds. Guests can schedule a single visit to touch up an existing tan, purchase a multivisit package to get a discounted rate, or become a member to take advantage of the salon’s 100% guarantee.