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+).
Whether she’s wielding scissors, handpicking products from Tocco Magico and Pureology, or applying an exfoliating honey wax, Susan Murray harnesses her experiences as a skilled stylist and aesthetician to pamper her clients. She welcomes her slate of loyal customers inside her welcoming, light-strewn space, which doubles as a sting-free sanctuary for customers who like to throw pebbles at neighborhood beehives. Inside, she can also be found experimenting with her own hair color, changing it from a fiery red to blond and back to red again, the hue that she declares “suits my personality the best.”
Since opening its doors to the public and closing its portals to other, more dangerous dimensions in 1998, Rochelle Health & Wellness' staff has helped over 10,000 individuals lose weight and feel better about their skin and body. Multiple types of body wraps, including chocolate mint, tummy, and half-body wraps, help shrink waists when paired with detoxifying teas and cardio DVDs. In addition to fat-fighting treatments, aestheticians administer peppermint facials and nonsurgical face-lifts that work to rejuvenate sagging skin.