KaLu Salon & Day Spa?s stylists and aestheticians believe that everyone?men, women, and stressed-out teens alike?deserves to experience the benefits of their relaxing and beautifying services. The spa?s convivial atmosphere ensures that all comers feel at home, whether their treatment interests lie in a plant-based facial or a knot-melting massage enhanced by aromatherapy and a soothing soundtrack of audiobooks read by Michael Caine. For each service, the team calls upon some of the most trusted brands in their respective fields, sprucing up hair with Aveda smoothers and brushing fingernails with chip-resistant Shellac 2 polish. The staff?s penchants for pampering and socializing converge during the weekly Martini Thursday, an evening of cocktails and luxurious mani-pedis.
Licensed cosmetologist Kimberly Salt has refined her pampering skills for more than 20 years. These days, at Kimberlily Creek, she showcases her talents by beautifying and relaxing customers with light-stylings and spa-style treatments, including facial waxing, Reiki massage, and her Natural Manicures. In addition to bundling these services to ready brides for their big day, Kimberly doubles as an ordained minister, and happily officiates ceremonies with pre-written or customized vows and scripts. Besides nuptials, Kimberly hosts plenty all-female parties for Pure Romance, an adult-oriented shop that supplies women with everything from lingerie to soothing lotions.
Founded in 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee, by the eponymous Sam Ross, Fantastic Sams is a family-friendly salon geared toward quality. Today, the brand spans more than 1,200 locations, employing a legion of experienced stylists as they wage wars on bedhead and uneven bangs. Wielding shampoos and conditioners crafted with provitamins and soy proteins, the staff offers services such as haircuts, color treatments, and straightening treatments.
The coiffure connoisseurs at Hair Envy Salon transform wild, unmanageable manes into sleek, obedient scalp guards. First, scissor twirlers snip off split ends and add fresh style with a precision haircut ($25 value). Next, the approximately 90-minute Brazilian blowout zero treatment nourishes and smooths strands, improving hairs' condition as it banishes frizz, curls, and baby parakeets (up to a $425 value). The process comprises an initial shampoo with a preparatory solution, a thorough douse of the formaldehyde-free formula, a blow-dry and flat-iron styling, and an application of a style-sealing mask. After receiving one final rinse and a coat of smoothing serum, manes are blown dry again, emerging as straight and glamorous-in-the-wind as a yacht's mast. A skin-softening paraffin hand treatment ($10) concludes pampering.
It isn?t just the bride-to-be at the appointment inside Island Hair Studio. She's brought along an entire squad of bridesmaids, who giddily snap pictures as the stylist twirls their friend's hair into cascading curls, pins up a few sections, and tops it all off with a bedazzled headband. The party leaves in a cloud of giggles and cartoon hearts, and the stylist welcomes her next client in need of a cut and color touch-up. Feet away, another customer holds her hands steady as a nail technician paints all ten digits in a bright pink polish.
The expansive menu of beauty services at Custom Beaute Permanent Makeup, Dermal Solutions and Wellness Clinic addresses aesthetic concerns from head to toe. Electrolysis wipes out stubborn hair across faces, stomachs, and all 11 toes. Facials help to refurbish skin, while airbrush tans and eyelash extensions add oomph to personal appearances. The staff also tackles issues below the surface of the skin–from headaches to fibromyalgia to plantar fasciitis–using therapeutic massage.