The sun spills through the front window, warming the studio's sand-colored tile. A member of Posh Hair Salon and Day Spa's team greets guests as they step through the door, then guides them across the gleaming floor to salon or pedicure chairs upholstered in rich, black leather. Amid these sense-stimulating confines, owner and hairstylist Alana Knight?who lays claim to certification in hair extensions and multiple contributions to News Channel 3's Live at 9?oversees an aesthetics crew that serves the tri-state area through in-studio and mobile services. The team dispenses prettifying procedures, ranging from hairstyling and eyelash extensions to waxing and airbrush tanning, and coordinates services for special events such as weddings, Lil' Diva parties, or get-togethers celebrating voter registration.
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Hair care services should be relaxing, something the experienced staff of Belle Ross Salon and Spa makes sure of when they treat each client to their signature shampoo and scalp massage steeped in tea tree oil, peppermint, and lavender. The soothing pre-cut and color service sets clients at ease before they surrender their strands to mane masters who wield handpicked Paul Mitchell products within a space accented with hardwood floors, invigorating lighting, and scissors whispering style pointers to new coiffures. Hair-smoothing services such as the KeraTriplex formula hydrates and fortifies fragile strands while the well-stocked Paul Mitchell color bar provisions new hues for guests looking to complement their skin tone or match a favorite hexadecimal code.
The stylists at Glam Hair Studio prove equally adept at making small alterations or performing exhaustive makeovers as they beautify clients. They trim and fashion tresses with the help of a certified colorist, drawing bold highlights, layering strands into pageant-ready updos, or combing in KeraSmooth treatments to level out frizz. For those who desire longer locks that look more natural than snipped jump-rope ends, stylists can adhere hair and eyelash extensions. Meanwhile, makeup artists accentuate features with complementary colors, just as spray-tanning technicians coat physiques in a flattering bronze sheen. The salon also features nail services such as mani-pedis, Shellac applications, and acrylic and gel nails.
Amber Sam knows what it takes to do a complete 180. Once an overweight banker with little energy, she decided to change her life by employing healthful habits and stress-busting therapies, an effort that resulted in an 80-pound weight loss and heightened control of her diabetes. Seeing what these treatments could do for her, she left her job and opened Renew Wellness Spa, where she and her staff of licensed massage therapists inspire clients to make more healthful choices and encourage disease prevention.
In a private room enveloped in the soothing aromas of essential oils, herbs, and flower essences, a massage therapist employs long, languid strokes to relieve stress and improve circulation. In a different location, an ionic footbath works to detoxify bodies and keep little piggies from gorging on roast beef. Elsewhere, colon hydrotherapy aims to improve digestion and nutrient absorption. Staffers also prepare custom plans for those in their Wellness Works membership program, which includes amenities such as a quarterly consultation and discounts on most treatments.
Chandra Wilson frames eyes and enhances winks with NovaLash semipermanent extensions. Using medical-grade adhesive, she applies synthetic lashes to instantly amplify your appearance and the frequency of come-ons from companion-seeking butterflies. Semipermanent lashes can last for up to four weeks without a touchup; Chandra can also give eyes a different kind of confidence boost with cluster lashes that last two to three weeks. She works with hair, too, spreading beauty with cuts and color treatments.
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.