Since opening the studio in June 2008, Kara Crose has harnessed her powers as a licensed aesthetician to pamper guests with a range of results-driven skincare services. Surrounded by the earth-toned walls inside one of the private treatment rooms, patrons relax atop plush treatment tables as Kara carefully clears and refreshes skin with hair-snatching waxes and custom and specialty facials. Guests also frequent Kara's Skin Care Studio for stress-melting massages and hand-holding sessions, which can run anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.
Working alongside the other talented stylists at Pamyla's Salon Spa Retreat, Michelle transforms her clients' hair using hand-blended, natural, and organic products made in-house?a tradition the salon has been employing for decades. The in-house product line hints at the salon's dedication to safeguarding hair health, a commitment that also surfaces in services such as organic hair coloring and abused hair reconstruction treatments.
Beyond hair, Pamyla's Salon Spa Retreat offers facials, waxing services, nail treatments, and massages. It also provides aromatherapy baths, which invite clients to privately luxuriate in a bathtub inside the spa's outdoor garden sanctuary. To ensure maximum relaxation, the tubs feature detoxifying herbs, skin-softening milk, or firming marine botanicals. The experience is so soothing, it may make clients feel like they never want to leave. Luckily, the salon offers an overnight pajama party package, during which customers can enjoy unlimited use of tubs and saunas, relax with massage and skin care treatments, and wake up to a breakfast of fresh fruit and muffins.
A chalkboard in a gilded frame leans outside Mia Bella Salon, announcing the day's special treatments, such as mani-pedis from Jessica Briggs. Briggs expertly trims and shapes nails before daubing them with vibrant washes of traditional or long-lasting Shellac polishes within the bustling salon, which also treats clients to services such as spray tanning and microdermabrasion facials. Patrons can relax on an outdoor patio, which is painted with rustic trompe l'oeil brickwork and shuttered windows, or peruse the lobby's collection of fashion jewelry, sun hats, and other accessories.
Eighty-six. That's how many years of combined experience the beauty experts at Bella's Day Spa have. That expertise shows as they infuse hair with subtle or dramatic highlights, twist long strands into elegant up-dos, and adorn fingernails with elaborate designs that include glitter, striped patterns, and even tiny bows.
Rhonda works with a team of other experienced stylists at Simply Divine Salon, cutting, coloring, and styling locks. Inside the sunny, inviting salon, she beautifies her customers with conditioning treatments for healthy hair, along with various highlights or coloring options for a fun new look.
To Danielle Sonia, consultations are not something to be taken lightly. She doesn't breeze through the meetings, which precede most of her services, allowing her to learn everything about each patron's lifestyle and preferences. That's knowledge she can apply during haircuts, conditioning treatments, facial waxing, and the other techniques in which she is trained.