When Sam Gould opened his beauty salon in 1932, offering "distinctive coiffures," he never could have guessed that his progeny would continue and expand his business into a chain of full-service salons and spas. Touting good old-fashioned haircuts and manicures along with medical cosmetic treatments that would amaze and confound a patron from the ’30s, the team at Gould's Academy pampers and rejuvenates clients from head to toe. Continual study keeps technicians abreast of the latest styles and techniques, which they transfer to clients in the form of everything from coconut-scented body wraps and keratin straightening treatments to cybernetic ponytail implants.
Indulging Spa Services’ staff boasts a combined 55 years of experience, which they put to good use inside of this clean, pastel-colored spa. On the docket are numerous mani-pedis, everything from French manicures to spa pedicures, precision haircuts, and relaxer treatments. The stylists also offer permanent all-over color treatments, brow arching, and facial waxing.
Inside Epiphany Salon and Gallery, natural light cascades from a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, illuminating styling chairs, paintings, and paintings of styling chairs. While stylists create artful hairstyles with products by Farouk and Biolage, clients can browse a collection of jewelry, paintings, and sculptures in the attached gallery, which raises funds for nonprofit organizations and features the artwork of local artists. Free parking is available for customers.
Over the past decade, Hi Gorgeous, Inc. has expanded from a hair salon into a hair and skincare spa, named one of the best hair salons and best places to get waxed according to the Memphis Flyer’s Best of Memphis list in 2012. Its 8 styling stations set the stage for haircuts, color treatments, perms, and weaves that use Delancy, the spa's product line formulated by Larry Delancy. These products also fill the facial room, where aestheticians cleanse and exfoliate pores before treating skin to glycolic and lactic peels designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars caused by acne or falling asleep with a meat tenderizer in your pillow. Beyond cleansing skin, the team uses warm wax to smooth every inch of the body, from eyebrows to bikini lines.
Dalton Reeves had always been interested in helping others heal through massage therapy, but he was always weighed down with other careers. After doing some soul searching, seeking the advice of a close friend, and calling several strangers in the phone book, he realized that he had to make a change. Driven by a singular goal, Dalton soon became nationally certified in massage and bodywork, and is now able to help others relax and heal through Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and chair massages at Phoenix Rising, located within Hi Gorgeous Salon. Though he mostly works out of his office, he can perform chair-massage services for almost any type of event, including business conferences, parties, and health fairs.
For the past 20 years, Darisa Davis has been accumulating a wealth of knowledge and certifications to provide her clients with a well-rounded approach to wellness. As a licensed massage therapist, she quells aches and pains caused by daily strains, sports injuries, and seasonal disorders with a variety of modalities. She also uses her experience as a certified personal trainer to instruct clients’ movements, leading to more graceful interactions and less unintentional hip checking of coworkers. As a trained aesthetician, she keeps complexions clear using only paraben- and toxin-free products from 100% Pure. Sessions take place in Rejuvin8's private treatment room—outfitted with a plush treatment bed and a gold cutout pendant lamp—where Darisa supplements services with relaxing add-ons such as aromatherapy, music, and crystals.
Manicures are the most effective method of returning hands and nails to a pristine, soft-skinned state, given that hand cloning has been outlawed in all 50 states. Should your digits be dried out, your nails be jagged, and cuticles be absolutely filthy, Salon de Sol can soothe your fist phalanges back into person-colored stone sculptures with ease. A basic manicurist basically clips, trims, and buffs clients' finger-shingles to a polished sheen, trims and clips the cuticles to ensure smooth, even growth, and softens up rough places to make hands the most presentable of human body parts, to the eternal consternation of the face.