Gould's Academy was voted the city's best day spa and best hair salon in 2013 by the Memphis Flyer, and Commercial Appeal. Aestheticians re-earn these commendations with ever facial and body treatment they perform, using proven products such as Murad.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
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.
A subtly appointed salon, Cloud 9 hums with natural light and potted Memphis plant life. Walls of celadon green and earthy-hued floors lend the interior a relaxing charm, ideal for drifting away as your hair is shaped and molded. Mix and match any of the fabulosity emporium's services to spend today's Groupon. The expert stylists at Cloud 9 can read your brain chemistry and wistful gaze to give you the haircut ($25+ for men, $35+ for women) that will flatter your face shape and fit effortlessly into your everyday life of horseback rides and cubicle combat. Give intellectually deprived hair follicles a deep conditioning ($10–$35), or liven up the head-scape with partial highlights ($75+). Cloud 9 also offers a variety of waxing services. Standing alone, eyebrow and lip waxes cost $15, while buying them wholesale comes to $28. Clear the bikini zone for bloomers season ($55+), or get your back as slippery and smooth as a dolphin fin ($40+).
The licensed nail technicians at Karina's Nails primp fingers and toes with name-brand beauty products from OPI, Orly, and Essie. Inside the salon, posters and a flat-screen TV splash black and white walls with subtle color as nail technicians cradle hands on comfy black cushions. During pedicures, bodies melt into plush upholstered chairs, each furnished with a whirlpool tub and a miniature lifeguard to prevent hazardous toe splash fights.
It’s no coincidence that Salon Bloom’s name makes a reference to nature. The staff relies on certified organic products when styling clients, including organic keratin treatments to make hair sleeker and shinier without chemicals. Aside from their products, the staff is sure to follow environmentally conscious and green practices, such as reusing dulled shears as hair sticks.