A crew of beauty and spa experts scurry about Tufts of Hair Beauty Salon, cutting and styling hair, polishing nails, and massaging tired muscles. By customizing facials, the pros lavish individualized attention onto every complexion, whether it’s struggling with dryness and irritation or battling oiliness. Tanning services ensure that clients leave the studio sun-kissed and soft.
A step inside Beauty Lane Salon & Tanning leads to an airy studio, where natural sunlight streams through windows to illuminate blond-wood floors, leather furnishings, and red accent walls. With this modern space for their inspiration, the stylists here transform their clients' hair through trendy cuts and bold applications of color—be it an all-over hue or the unexpected touch of bright blue feather extensions. Aestheticians, meanwhile, buff and polish nails to a new shine, and technicians oversee tanning sessions in stand-up airbrush booths and a UV tanning bed.
Belair’s Salon was the first salon color specialist Sherrie Snyder owned. Though she went on to own two others during her more-than-26-year beauty career, she’s returned to Belair’s, and to her it feels like “home.” She wants her guests to feel just as welcome as she and her team, including updo specialist Beka, twist hair into elegant updos and coat nails with shades of OPI polish. They treat clients to relaxation massages and wax away hairs that are unwanted, like ketchup stains on the deed to a tomato farm. Sherrie and company also pamper away tension via facials and conditioning treatments, among other beauty services.
Inspired by the flash and luxury of LA, Envi Nails Spa brings trendy West Coast nail design to the Midwest. The spa’s highly trained nail technicians brighten digits with a rainbow of OPI polishes and more than 195 different hues of Shellac polish, and their sparkle- and rhinestone-studded nail art includes themed designs to celebrate any event or holiday, from Christmas to Tax Day. Before painting nails, the staffers pamper appendages with treatments incorporating organic flower oils and minerals from the Dead Sea. Human Touch massage chairs, surrounded by softy lit alcoves and sleek wooden decor, bring coddling treatments to a zenith.
The experienced stylists at Lunatic Fringe Salon attend to the health and beauty of hair with an array of salon services. When guests arrive, they enter the lather lounge—a dimly lit, soundproof room with shampoo chairs that fit the body like a memory-foam glove. While soft meditation music plays, stylists spend fifteen minutes shampooing strands and massaging necks, hands, and arms. The entire process is followed up with a warm towel and a make-up retouch. In addition to creating a soothing and tranquil experience, stylists crop coiffures, gild tresses, and wax brows while teaching their clients how to recreate their new 'dos at home or in a courtroom reenactment.