The aestheticians at Let's Face It Ageless Skincare Spa line eyes with permanent makeup, smooth foreheads with Botox, and spruce up fingers and toes with mani-pedis. They also incorporate the anti-aging powers of Circadia and Vivant skincare products during 11 types of facials and 8 types of PCA peels, which aim to improve skin texture and tone on faces, limbs, and torsos. Their deft hands slather bodies in herbal wraps and sea-salt scrubs to nourish their client's skin and remove any evidence of a shadow.
The spa's soft music lulls stress from bodies as dim lights sparkle across chocolate-colored furnishings. This modern decor is also present in Let's Face It's salon area, where a symphony of blow-dryers hum over stylists transforming lackluster manes into vibrant new dos with Privé, Schwarzkopf, and Wella haircare brands.
For the past 18 years, Hair Currents' experienced stylists have trimmed, feathered, and fluffed locks with an array of services. The salon welcomes women, men, and children to begin the 30- to 45-minute cut with a scalp-purifying shampoo to wash away oil, grime, and gremlin hitchhikers. During a careful consultation, the stylist considers each client's hair texture, face shape, and photos of the desired bob or beehive before flashing shears into action. After crafting a custom flattering 'do, the mane mavens wick away wetness with the warm kiss of a hair dryer. Within Hair Currents, pastel-turquoise and pink furnishings and white-edged mirrors create an atmosphere as airy and peaceful as a comforter of cotton candy.
Catering to gentlemen who are looking for a high-quality, old-fashioned haircut experience, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club delivers sharp-looking shaves and haircuts in a cultured, old-fashioned barbershop environment. For one month, the Pursuit of Happiness package will clean up overly flocculent guests with unlimited haircuts and the choice of a straight-razor shave, a mini-facial, or a facial waxing once during the month. Each visit will include a complimentary beverage choice of water, soda, coffee, tea, or beer that classy clients can savor as a professional, vested stylist weeds away the hairy growths invading face and head gardens. Children under the age of 13 receive free haircuts with this package.
Dawn Martinez has been cutting coifs for just about 20 years, and in that time she's learned her way around a head of hair. At Anudawn, she customizes hair treatments to each client, touching up color to disguise roots, highlighting strands to create depth, and shampooing hair to rid it of excess oil and long-lost car keys. Dawn is available Tuesdays and Saturdays, when her scissors are at their sharpest.
Faye Bailey was beginning an uphill battle when she told her mother she wanted to open her own salon. Faye had been braiding and pressing hair since she was 14, but her mother worked as a teacher––and all 11 of her other children attended traditional colleges. After a brief stint at the university, though, Faye could no longer ignore the pull of hairstyling.
Thus, Faye moved from Macon, Georgia to Florida and started studying at a beauty school. Before long, her dream became a reality: she opened All Dolled Up Salons and Stores. Now a chain of five salons, including a braidery house, her stylists specialize in natural hairdos such as loc styling, cutting, and short hair wraps. But they also color, perform smoothing treatments, and affix weaves to natural hair.
As owner, cosmetologist, and hair specialist, Lisa Cowan not only hopes to make visitors to Enlighten Salon feel utterly at home, she wants to make sure they turn heads when they walk out. After chatting and getting to know clients, Lisa sets out performing the same hair-reanimating services that she deploys to ready people for photo-shoots, including applying highlights.