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.
The aestheticians at Diamond Nail Boutique use fingers and toes as canvases to create eye-catching designs. After trimming and buffing nails, they can apply colorful polish or long-lasting, chip-resistant Shellac. To complement the mani-pedis, techs relax clients with exfoliating aroma scrubs and skin-softening paraffin wax treatments.
The multi-talented team at Headliners Salon and Day Spa has devoted more than 30 years to pampering clients, bolstering their confidence, and redefining their personal and professional looks. Stylists can trim or color stray locks to create a tidy new look, and nail technicians treat digits with everything from soothing paraffin treatments to chip-resistant gel polishes. Aestheticians help smooth away blemishes with chemical peels and microdermabrasion procedures and also nourish skin by incorporating vitamin C or nutrient-rich enzymes into their standard spa facials. Drawing on their mastery of multiple massage modalities, massage therapists can melt away tension with hot stones or stimulate the senses with aromatherapy.
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.
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.