The family-owned Rhanes Spa offers its clients an abundance of holistic facials, massages services, and other aesthetic and relaxation treatments. Its diverse service menu includes traditional spa and salon services, from Swedish and deep-tissue massage to reflexology and tanning, which is useful when your baseball mitt’s been in the garage all winter. It also pairs these classics with inventive offerings such as the Bellanina face-lift massage, an all-natural means of releasing tension in the face to lessen the appearance of fine lines, as well as sugaring—an alternative to waxing—and Alpha heating treatments that help detoxify the body.
Creativity reins supreme at Shoop's Salon. Owner Jason Shoop likens his process to awakening his clients' hair, a goal that demands equal parts vision and artistry. Of course, his technique is just as important?Jason is a Redken-trained stylist?and he and his team applies their expertise to making all their clients look great. No matter who your stylist is, Shoop's offers cuts and creative styling, plus treatments such as pH-balancing shines and hair cleansing. They also take coloring very seriously, with highlights and multi-dimensional coloring using Redken products. The focus on creativity here also inspires their Shades EQ treatment, a low-maintenance option that gives clients the opportunity to change their hair color to go with the season, like a bright red around Christmas or a silvery sheen for President's Day.
Synergy Salon owner Quy has an artist's eye when it comes to hair—and a nine-step process to guide her palette. Like a sculptor teasing a form from clay or stone, she uses her tools to reveal flattering styles for locks of any texture, and she follows Synergy's nine detailed steps to achieve rich, shimmering color. As the shop’s master hair designer and color specialist, she leads an accomplished team of stylists, including Aveda Institute graduates. Together, they create classic and dramatic looks using Redken and organic Eufora color or calm frizzy locks with Brazilian keratin treatments. Their lengthy menu of services also includes facial waxing, eyebrow threading, and eyelash extensions.
A member of Redken's Club Fifth Avenue partner program, Fusions Salon & Studio's staff members specialize in revitalizing hair and skin for ladies, gentlemen, and teens. Though they?re equally talented at rejuvenating skin, waxing away unwanted hair, and applying makeup, their ultimate passion lies in the styling and coloring of hair. Stylists seat their guests in black-leather furnishings and gaze into antique mirrors as they develop personalized color schemes to accentuate each client?s complexion, eye color, and ball and chain.
Though just a short trip from Charlotte’s bustling downtown, La Bella Vita Day Spa seems a world apart. Located amid the rolling woodlands and quaint brick buildings of Matthews, the spa reflects its immediate surroundings with serene private treatment rooms that host facials, massages, body polishes, and similarly indulgent spa services.
Wrought iron accents adorn the spa’s walls, which glow in the same golden color as the blankets spread across each massage bed. Standing beside one of these beds, massage therapists soothe anxieties and stimulate circulation with full-body Swedish techniques, neuromuscular strokes that target areas of chronic pain, and sports massages that repair muscles strained while throwing down dunks or crouching in timeout huddles. Next door, aestheticians rejuvenate skin with waxing treatments and facials that employ organic Éminence skincare products to erase blemishes. In contrast to the tranquil atmosphere of the private treatment rooms, nail technician Christie Carpenter’s manicure and pedicure stations buzz with lively chatter as she dips hands and feet in baths of moisturizing paraffin and brushes nails with vibrant polish.
Most Popular Service: Cut, color, highlights
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes