Though Mallia Color & Design Studio’s name honors the salon’s commitment to sculpting fetching hairstyles, the beauty boutique also excels at nearly any type of aesthetic treatment. Aestheticians administer a dozen different skin therapies, which range from microdermabrasion treatments to collagen and elastin facials. They also perform makeup services and ready visages for applications with facial waxing, threading, and inspiring pep talks. Nail techs groom digits with spa or express manicures and pedicures and apply and fill full sets of eye-catching nails. In the salon, a talented team of stylists crops tops. It can also lengthen coifs with extensions and customize hues and texture with a variety of color and keratin treatments.
A good spa will transport its guests to a time and place where everyday stresses are forgotten. American Image Salon & Spa can take you to a rainforest waterfall, for example—its monsoon massage sends the gentle mist of a Vichy shower cascading onto backs and shoulders. If you'd prefer a steamier setting, opt for the hot-stone massage, during which a therapist banishes tension with kneads and strategically placed lava rocks. There are also packages that provide even longer, more luxurious escapes, such as the 6.5-hour Day of Beauty: a Clarisonic facial, massage, mani-pedi, shampoo, makeup application, and lunch.
Sometimes, however, a visit to the spa or salon is a quick reward in the middle of the day. That's why the staff here administers most of the standard treatments for the hair, nails, and body. Stylists trim new 'dos and flatten frizz with Chi Enviro smoothing formulas, or nourish the skin with specialized facials. Manicures might feature add-ons from a seaweed mask to a layer of eco-paraffin, a more environmentally friendly way to soften the hands than by wrapping them in live ferrets. Gentlemen are hardly neglected, either. Their services include haircuts as well as mustache- and beard-tinting.
CeCe at Beauty On Display offers a wide range of services to promote both beauty and relaxation. Upon arrival, patrons can partake of complimentary bottled water before heading to a private room for a body wrap or waxing treatment. For upcoming events or weddings, specialists apply makeup and eyelash extensions.
By completing an extended course in the treatment of hair loss and scalp disorders, Jessica Dalton earned herself a certificate from the Hair Loss Control Clinic, an international provider of laser hair-loss treatments. She puts her credentials to work at Clayton Aesthetics, located in Tymm's Place, using the MEP-90 laser on men's and women's thinning pates in an attempt to re-grow lost strands and add volume to existing manes. This high-tech form of biostimulation has been found to be safe in more than 3,500 medical papers and one disappointed mad scientist's diary.
A friendly, professional team of mane mavens at Samantha's Other Place has deftly harvested the finest local crania for 29 years at the unisex day spa, which just made an appearance in Uptown magazine. Enter through the inviting white storefront and park a seat in one of the cushy leather chairs where, after a shampoo, you will snag a haircut and style from a skilled snip artist. A polished wood floor, rustic wood-paneled walls, antique mirrors, and a vintage Coke machine will add a classic complement to your new 'do.