Relax in Sassafras Street's comfortable spa atmosphere while experienced beauty-industry professionals relieve tense muscles and revitalize hair health. The treatment begins with the follicle-fraternizing crew using environmentally affable Eufora haircare products to wash, condition, and style lackluster head strands (a $55 value). Once hairs are adequately beautified, clients will be blissfully subjected to 45 minutes with a professional massage therapist (a $45 value), who will quickly knead jerky-like sinew into fall-off-the-bone body meat.
Cheri Herold, owner of Fountain of Youth Aveda Salon Spa, wields a lifetime of beauty-industry experience to motivate her multitalented staff to exceed client expectations. Plant-based products fuel facials, massages, and hair treatments with the anti-aging properties of lavender, sandalwood, and other pure, sustainably sourced herbs and flowers. Fountain of Youth also operates a salon apprenticeship program, which provides 2,000 hours of on-the-job training to promising young cosmetologists or ambitious mannequins.
Inside Perfect Touch Nail Spa, Stephanie Frank focuses on decorating digits. She pampers hands and feet during mani-pedis, ensuring cuticles are trimmed and skin is soft, before painting bold shades of polish and creative designs onto nails. In addition to working with natural nails, Stephanie applies acrylic nails.
At Rebecca's Hair Salon, amid vibrant blue walls, jewelry displays, and a large mural of a woman's flowing hair, stylists spruce up clients with haircuts and coloring treatments. The salon also pampers guests with cleansing facials and manicures, complete with detailed nail art.
With more than a decade of experience, local hairstylist Megan Sharek huddled an experienced team of other style superheroes to join her beauty lair, called Megan’s Loft…a hair and nail studio. Since her salon’s doors swung open, the team has honed a range of services, including tress-transforming techniques from haircuts for women, men, and children to foil highlights and special-occasion updos. Facial-waxing services further spruce up appearances, whereas customized mani-pedis make fingers pretty enough to shake hands with a scrutinizing American bald eagle. Nail services treat fingers and toes to a soak, massage, and paraffin treatment before crowning them in coat of traditional polish, long-lasting Shellac, or acrylic tips.
It’s too bad that nails aren’t actually edible, because the pink and purple designs on display at South Side Nail Candy look positively delicious. The salon’s new location sets a relaxing tone with its plush princess pedicure thrones, which nicely counterbalance the feisty leopard and cheetah prints that accent the front room’s décor. More than just a place for mani-pedis, South Side Nail Candy also offers airbrush spray tans that infuse skin with UV-free color and waxing services that swiftly remove hair or turn the body into a giant, wickless candle.