The creative styling team at Salon LaRoc keeps up to date better than the New York Times. Well, that?s a stretch, but the squad of hair-tamers includes a curly-hair expert and strives to stay informed about the latest haircare technology. Their cutting-edge cuts, color services, and formal and bridal styles brought home Delaware Today's Best of Delaware 2011 award. Staffers employ the Yunsey and Unite lines for hair, as well as Paul Mitchell, and OPI products for nail services touching up broken vases after throwing a party at their parents? homes. One of their long-lasting no-chip pedicures can begin with a soothing foot soak in a cushy spa throne. The salon's elegant floral accents, dark-wood floors, and shuttered doors create a quaint, shabby-chic atmosphere.
Hair’s the Thing keeps its boutique and crew of seasoned salon pros small in order to treat comatose countenances one on one using top-shelf products. During the 75 indulgent minutes of the custom facial and oxygenating treatment, an adept aesthetician tailors skin-resuscitation tactics according to your skin type and high-school band instrument, then cleanses crumpled face wrappers and smoothes out crinkles with sheen-imparting exfoliation and nourishing salves. Once your peel has been primed, an oxygenating treatment circulates fresh oxygen molecules below the surface of the skin, restoring a lustrous patina to facescapes gridlocked with gunk and cinder-blocked jalopies.
Licensed aesthetician Hillary Reid beautifies bodies with professional makeup application and skin-smoothing waxing treatments inside a chic spa setting. Swift swipes pull freeloading strands from the lip, chin, or eyebrow, leaving plenty of room for welcoming kisses blown in the wind. Underarm, half arms, and bikini areas may also evict fuzz with the help of waxing, which keeps hair away for longer than shaving or foraging for sticky flytraps. Alternatively, a professional application of makeup precisely lines eyes, rouges cheeks, and shadows lids for natural or glam facial enhancing. Reid cares for clients inside a chic treatment area with a lush white and zebra-striped treatment bed and a room lined with deep wood shelves. Organic tones spill across the room bedecked in tan walls, accented with green and brown pillows and topped off with an animal-print lampshade that doubles as helmet for practicing catwalks.
Mother-daughter duo Kim and Aggie keep Suds Bar Soap and Essentials stocked with organic, vegan-friendly body products, home essentials, and handmade soaps crafted with pure oils. The Ambrosial Dreams Gift Basket ties a ribbon around a fragrant assortment of bodycare essentials, including a frosted cranberry and an alluring amber body bar, moisturizing mango-sorbet otha butta cream, and floral blossom dry-oil drizzle. The basket’s peppermint lip dip softens smackers while its soap rose petals offer an unexpected alternative to leaving cookies out for Santa.