Voted Best of Citysearch in the hair-color and mani-pedi categories in 2011, Hair Architects prettifies the hair, nails, and skin of its clients with great success. Channeling years of experience, the staff administers a full menu of salon and spa treatments for which they adopt the latest techniques, including Japanese permanent straightening, Shellac gel polish, and Brazilian waxing. For special occasions, stylists use L’Oréal and Redken products to sculpt hair into elegant updos ideal for looking resplendent at weddings, making a splash at proms, or smuggling candy into a movie theater.
Phalanges Nail Boutique ensures sandal appeal with paraffin-wax treatments, gel enhancements, and specialty products by Perfectly Posh. Skilled nail technicians apply chip-free and no-peel Shellac and Gelish polish in a multitude of colors, then lead clients to UV and LED lamps for quick-drying in 2 minutes or less. The spa manicure, which adds a moisturizing mask to classic services, leaves nails the ideal length for tearing open envelopes from pen pals or scratching itchy spots on friendly mosquitoes.
At Venus Allure Salon and Spa, light streams in through two-story windows and fills an open, industrial-inspired space dotted with black spa chairs and dark-rimmed mirrors. From the balcony, you can watch stylists bustle over heads of hair, snipping off split ends or smoothing down unruly curls with the aid of Goldwell, Nioxin, and DevaCurl products. In other parts of the salon, nail technicians juggle more than seven dozen gel-polish colors, occasionally all at once, and aestheticians dress faces with Dermalogica products during services that range from hydrating facials to sea-mud body wraps.
The staff's varied expertise at Dubunnes Salon & Spa encompasses haircare, nail services, waxing, facials, and massages. The salon's stylists create looks with Paul Mitchell hair products, which contain botanicals such as rosemary and aloe to add thickness and sheen to hair.
Walking into an art museum and asking the docent for a neck massage may not be the best idea. But at Comma Vino Spa, guests enjoy relaxing massages and reflexology, mani-pedis, facials, and haircuts within an emery board's throw of a gallery full of ever-changing artwork by local photographers and painters. They can soak up the attention with a glass of wine in hand, which is often also produced locally.
Aestheticians and massage therapists even incorporate the therapeutic power of grapes into their treatments, using vinotherapy products formulated with grapes and byproducts of winemaking, such as happiness. The potent ingredients work their free-radical-fighting magic as clients lounge in chairs that recline into beds beneath sparking chandeliers and a flickering fireplace.
Beyond ensuring that each hand and foot they touch is left soft and elegant, the nail technicians at Divines Destiny Spa also foster a passion for their clients' health. That's why they use pipeless pedicure bowls that are rinsed and refilled with a botanical-infused soak for every client, effectively avoiding the nail fungi and 1980s dance moves that can spread from foot to foot in less sanitation-minded salons. Guests can also savor a glass of wine as they select a color from the spa?s nail-polish collection, which was handpicked by Divines clients.