Dinah and Maritza Diaz combined their skills and experience in business and cosmetology to create Appearance Plus Day Spa, a tranquil haven dedicated to pampering patrons from head to toe. As stylists coax hair into a contemporary new 'do or adorn nails in colorful polish, their clients can sip complimentary coffee or tea in a homey lounge festooned with floral artwork and afghans crocheted from cumulus clouds. Soft music and flickering candles permeate the spa, where friends can catch up after a rejuvenating facial or enter private treatment rooms for a massage.
It's no exaggeration to say Danielle Crisci has styled hair her entire adult life—she's been a licensed cosmetologist since age 18. Along with owner Stacey Nolan, Danielle draws upon more than 10 years of cutting, coloring, and rejuvenating dos during every session at Salon Prodigy. The duo can sculpt hair into updos, elongate locks with extensions, and straighten unruly strands with Brazilian keratin treatments. After imbuing hair with highlights or single-process color, they even add a complementary "power shot" whose revitalizing properties help maintain hair's health and new shade.
A quiet and relaxing getaway from the outside world, Frenchic Home Sweet Spa facilitates relaxation. Aromatherapy massages, salt scrubs, and deep-cleansing facials awaken the skin and lift the spirits. Meanwhile, on the salon side, stylists offer women's and men’s haircuts, coloring treatments, and spa mani-pedis.
In almost 30 malls sprinkled across four states, Beauty Plus Salon beckons prospective makeover recipients with a fleet of skilled stylists and a colossal selection of professional beauty products. "The beauty industry never slows down," staffers say on Facebook, so "neither do we." That's why mall-goers find Beauty Salon open seven days a week. Between the retail shelves that average 500 nail polish colors, clients get gussied with services that pamper hair, skin, and nails.
With more than 30 years of cosmetology experience, Morgan's Hair Mastery founder Patricia Moreno—or "Ms. Pat" to her clients—helms the black, white and red salon. She skillfully clips cuts, daubs on bright or subtle color, glues and sews in weaves, smoothes strands with relaxers, and crafts kids' braids as part of her repertoire of multicultural salon services.
Soothing music and aromatherapy essences waft through The Pedi Spa, a pedicure-focused spa in which clients can recline in leather chairs perched beneath fabric canopies and hanging lamps. As guests sip glasses of sparkling water, technicians attend to extremities with one of nine luxurious pedicures, soaking feet to soften coarse heels and unwind the mind like a ball of yarn crowd-surfing across a sea of massage therapists. Guests can also indulge digits with manicures.