The bronzing professionals at U Tan shade limbs to tropical hues with custom spray tans, four tanning beds, and a standup tanning unit. Patrons who opt for UV services can obey their whims or shoulder parrots and drop in at any time, availing themselves of the salon’s complimentary male/female deodorant, body spray, and bottled water. Those who opt for spray tans are required to make an appointment. During each approximately 20-minute service, an airbrush technician spritzes the body with an even coat of bronzer that develops over several hours and lasts up to seven days. U Tan is open until 11 p.m. when school is in session, making it easy for patrons to achieve their desired hue, whether it is sun-kissed gold or well-roasted chestnut.
Velvet Waxing Studio's team of expert aestheticians de-fuzz ladies and gentlemen with a slew of services that employ high quality soft and hard waxes. A Velvet Rio treatment sculpts netherfuzz into seductive shapes, expunging more hair than a standard bikini wax by edging follicular forests an inch in from the panty line and down from the top. Alternatively, an eyebrow wax finalizes a hairy brow separation in which both parties split custody of the glabella. Clients can sip on cool refreshments while reclining on a burgundy velvet couch amid antique accents and pale walls. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
Paisley Hair Design transforms feral tresses into teddy bears with a spectrum of haircare services performed by continuously educated stylists and judiciously supplemented with botanical Aveda products. Treatments commence as lucky strands snuggle into a partial foil embrace (a $75+ value), which endows crowns with a vibrant halo of long-lasting color and a strong sense of justice. A soothing bath of deep conditioner (a $25 value) fills in frayed follicles and glosses split ends, followed by a shampoo style and blowout (a $25+ value) that coax coiffures into aesthetic apexes. Before and after beautification, clients can relax in comfortable waiting areas, sip steaming cups of Aveda tea, and brainstorm acceptance speeches for Head of the Year awards.
Jece Marshall is passionate about hair color. She imbues strands with dimension during full color and highlight treatments, and she adds vibrant bursts and aerodynamic thrust with removable feather hair extensions. When she’s not cutting, styling, and coloring the ‘dos of her male and female clients, Jece also flaunts her hair-lopping chops to create hair and makeup designs for stylish exhibitions, such as Pink Milk fashion shows and Hair Affair for the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Nostalgic signage. Blast-from-the-past hair-dryers. Lichtenstein-style comic-strip prints. Rockabetty's Salon and Spa's interior decor may be a nod to the 1950s, but that doesn't mean its menu is outdated. Owner Angie Schulz leads a team of stylists who draw on current trends and techniques as they cut men's, women's, and children's hair as well as highlight, color-gloss, and perm tendrils. Those opting for a pedicure can relax in new pedicure stations as their feet swim in a deep pedicure bowl. Nails are then filed before being treated with an exfoliating vanilla-brown-sugar scrub, vitamin E paraffin wax for the hands, and durable Shellac polish. Armed with Pharmagel products, aestheticians perform the haven's signature facial––also with a paraffin hand treatment––customizing the service to suit the client's skin type and preference to be called only by their alter ego's name.