Carolina Sun's aestheticians envelop anatomies in FIT Bodywraps to release toxins, quicken blood flow, and work toward supple, tightened skin. During each one-hour session clients nap or read as they burn up to 1,400 calories––roughly the equivalent of fighting in a kangaroo boxing match. The FIT wrap’s infrared heat speeds up metabolism, causing bodies to sweat out toxins, and toasts fat tissue to inhibit the formulation of cellulite. Once the arms, abdomen, upper thighs, and lower legs are snugly bundled, clients can adjust their own temperature in single-degree increments. Getting burritoed in a FIT wrap can alleviate joint stiffness, boost immune systems, and help reduce cellulite while enhancing the body’s natural salsa-and-cheese flavors.
With a collective of stylists from all walks of life, the team at Salon Mystique can shape hair into any chic look their clients desire. Drawing on years of hair care experience, they perform everything from simple cuts and styles to intricate updos for special occasions. Beyond scissor work, they also brighten locks with color and highlights, smooth out unruly hair with Japanese straightening, and add natural-looking extensions.
While the stylists stick to strands, the rest of Salon Mystique's team focuses on pampering the rest of the body. Massage therapists relax muscles with masterful kneading and nail techs buff fingers and toes before applying chip-resistant Shellac polish or talons to better scratch one's back with.
Nicole Lee hails from a long line of stylists. Her closest role model, her father, Rodney Zeno, spent 45 years clipping tresses in his cozy single-chair studio before she took his place. Today, Nicole draws on more than 20 years of her own experience as she snips and arranges strands for men, women, and children. While she works, guests sit in a brown barber's chair surrounded by black-and-white checkered floors and walls dotted with golf memorabilia, all vestiges of Zeno's worthy reign. In addition to cuts, highlights, and perms, Nicole also offers waxing services and keeps a nail tech on staff to ensure that her clients' hands don’t get jealous and muss their new 'dos.
Amadeus Spa's accomplished bite blanchers banish stains from teeth using the safe and speedy SpaWhite express system. Foam strips laden with a gentle yet powerful peroxide formula ensconce each row of tawny tusks, working in tandem with a cool blue LED light to dropkick stains caused by aging, smoking, or gargling with paint. Over the course of 15 minutes, teeth turn two to four shades whiter, helping patients obtain a younger-looking smile without the use of gooey whitestrips or bulky bleaching trays.
Shiny wooden floors and walls painted in red, gold, and deep purple hues welcome clients to Edge Hair Design & Spa's bright, cheery locale. After filing and shaping nails, a manicure employs hand massage to loosen stiff claws into limber tickling tools. The pedicure adds extra spring to lackluster steps and dehydrated skin by infusing feet with intense moisture. Your choice of brightly colored OPI paints polish off both services. Face coverings can get equal attention with the nonsurgical treatment. The pumice peel and fruit-enzyme application infiltrate pores, evicting degenerate cells so moisturizer can nourish its healthy, youthful-looking counterparts. After delicate preparation, skin is primed to surrender the superfluous icky things it's been hoarding for months to a quick-working vacuum extraction. Each facial treatment ends with a warmed hand massage.
For some salons, highlights and lowlights are as modern as the styling services get. Medusa?s is not one of those salons. Its stylists can cut and fashion the perfect mohawk, and when your hair is dyed green, it?s not an accident. An onsite artist puts the capper on new looks with henna tattoos. Highlighting its alternative ambiance, each month Medusa?s chooses a local up-and-coming band to receive a complete rock-?n?-roll makeover. On the first Wednesday of every month, the salon turns off the music and blow-dryers to accommodate its clients with sensory issues.