Like the staff-designed folk art and jewelry displayed in its boutique, the spa services at Studio 137 Salon are informed by a unique artistic vision. During each beauty treatment, staffers channel their aesthetic savvy through each client's personal style to craft an image that befits its wearer. Hairstylists' sensibilities overflow into everything from simple haircuts to full cut, style, color, and retexturizing overhauls. Aestheticians brush away blemishes and skin imperfections with the help of pharmaceutical-grade Pharmagel products, and mani-pedis complete head-to-toe beauty transformations with OPI polish. In addition, full-body massages soothe sore muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal techniques that untie knots quicker than shouting "Fire!" during a game of Twister.
Salon Evolution turns back the hands on youth's clock face with rejuvenating salon-and-spa services. Skilled stylists stand eagerly poised to tame beastly head nests with customized cuts and styles crafted to the specifications of each client's whimsy. The Dermalogica anti-aging facial uses a customized selection of the professional line's lineup of age-fighting products to soothe and restore skin to a younger-looking splendor. An invigorating Dermalogica cream then penetrates the skin to give fine lines and wrinkles a final punch of elasticity. Alleviate aggravating muscle aches and return your aura to its infant vigor with a 60-minute Kriya massage, which launches a full-body attack on tension with a blend of massage modalities including swedish technique, acupressure, deep tissue, trigger points, shiatsu, reflexology, and energy work.
Though the stylists at Creative Cuts Plus are respectful of their clients' time, they don't rush people in and out either. Every time the salon takes on new client, a stylist conducts a 15-minute consultation to learn about the client's style and record service information in the computer. Once the stylist understands what the client wants, she sets to work. She might tint tresses with a triangle-foil service or lowlights or smooth out frizz with Keratin Complex by Coppola or Japanese straightening treatments. When the stylists aren't busy arranging locks into casual looks, they're crafting delicate updos and applying makeup for weddings and proms.
The salon particularly benefits from the expertise of its staff. Waxing expert Marly Cordoso uses Gigi products to perform the Brazilian waxes she first encountered in her native Brazil, and stylist Michele Tuckwood practices the hair-color techniques she mastered in the Paul Mitchell stylist-training program. Their work is backed by the salon's guarantee, which the staff members ratify by twisting a single strand of their own hair into a promise ring.
South Cape Village Hair & Spa is a one-stop shop for beauty. Stylists are on hand whether strands are too short or a bit too long, with services that include traditional cuts and custom extensions. Frizz can be tamed with intensive keratin infusions, while errant fuzz can be full evicted with waxing treatments. Meanwhile, aestheticians rebuff excess oils during an indulgent 90-minute facial that includes soothing massage for the hands, neck, and shoulders. Specific skin concerns are met with emerging technologies, such as the cold-laser system that can tackle rosacea, acne, or poker tells. Clients can accessorize freshly revived visages with eyelash extensions that temporarily nix the need for mascara, while mani-pedis can include a skin-softening paraffin dip and chip-resistant gel polish.
On her journey from a student’s chair at the Vidal Sassoon Academy to her new owner’s perch at Salon Ell, hairstylist and owner Kelly Almeida accumulated 10 years of technique and an acute knack for contemporary styling. Haircuts, coloring, and texturizing may be the marquee attractions at the salon, but Rosa, the in-house aesthetician, holds her own with a spate of facials that rectify wrinkles and monocle scars and bring the skin to a youthful glow. Makeup artists and manicurists add finishing touches with cosmetics and classic mani-pedis, and waxing technicians make sure no unwanted hairs peek through bathing suits, tank tops, or fake mustaches.
The W Salon rehabilitates ornery exteriors into their most comfortable and sprightly selves through a range of massage, nail, hair, and skin services. Heads can opt for a stylish cut ($40 for women, $30 for men) and deep conditioning ($20) to shake up the usual routine, while fashion police fugitives can dodge their captors with a transformative hair coloring, allowing them to blend in with the chic set ($45–$155). Prep your bod for beach season or a management position at a nearby nudist camp with targeted hair removal treatments ($20–$65 depending on area). Rejuvenating facials moisturize and exfoliate skin, leaving mugs freshly glowing ($40–$75). Allow one of The W Salon’s professional nail techs to file scraggly ends into tiptop cutaneous form with a polish-accented manicure ($15+) or pedicure ($35). Available massages include the flowing strokes of the Swedish ($75 for one hour), the toxin releasing pressure of deep tissue ($75 for one hour), and the gentle relaxation of hot-stone therapy ($90 for one hour). Each massage employs technique-specific affronts to bodily stressors, driving out unwanted spirits like an ectoplasm-targeted proton pack.