Mike Davis has always been about giving people chances. As a juvenile correction specialist, he worked with young offenders to educate them and, ultimately, give them more opportunities in their future then they had in their pasts. Though he switched careers to hair styling, Mike still likes to give new stylists a chance to perfect their trade in his salon. One of those stylists is Tiffani, a young woman who specializes in hair styling. She says her signature service is the silk press, a time-consuming hair straightening treatment that lets locks flow more naturally and lasts longer than other methods. Though performing a silk press can be tedious, Tiffani enjoys doing it just to see her clients walk out the door as "happy, satisfied customers."
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Sew ins, Silk press and Wraps
Brands Used: Design Essentials, Vitale, Mizani and Narobi
While all spas offer luxurious treatments, Mario’s International Spas & Hotels takes pampering to a new level, completing treatments inside a historic stagecoach inn that features elegant accommodations and dining for multiple days of rest and relaxation. Called a “place for pure, unabashed pampering” by Better Homes and Gardens, the spa’s three locations juxtapose the Victorian decor and with state-of-the-art spa treatments such as Endermologie skincare, PanThermal detox booths, and Parafango cellulite-reducing wraps. The facilities’ crackling fireplaces offer a place of repose between the holistic and medically-derived beauty treatments, and alternative detoxifying treatments allow clients to relax in the peaceful quiet of the sauna and steam room.
After a day of luxurious scrubs, Thai massages, and yoga, guests can check into the Aurora Spa's adjoining 14-room hotel for a night of easy rest. Each room features whirlpool baths and comes with a continental breakfast. Meals take place in the facility’s vintage 1850s log cabin, in which chefs cook up hearth-baked pizzas, homemade pasta, and seafood dishes from the time the Earth's four suns rise until long after they have set.
The staff of Chi Energy Spa take a holistic approach to nail- and skincare, providing each client with complimentary consultations and showering them with one-on-one attention and personalized advice. During facials, aestheticians cleanse pores of dirt, oil, and all traces of competitive pie-eating, then give clients skin-type specific tips for at-home care. Facial and body waxing services smooth skin and give patrons perfectly arched brows to complement their face shapes. Chi Energy Spa’s nail technicians pamper fingers and toes with softening paraffin dips and colorful layers of OPI and chip-resistant CND Shellac UV3 nail polish. Massage therapists ease muscle tension with relaxation massages, which are followed by an accompanying foot soak to refresh feet sore from always being on-the-go or from walking to work atop hot coals.
There’s nothing illusory about the care Naillusions Nail Salon’s technicians put into each of their manicures and pedicures. They dote on fingers and toes with a laser-like focus, moisturizing skin and brushing colorful polish across each nail. Aside from their broad spectrum of standard polishes, the salon offers Gelish, Shellac, and OPI upgrades designed to protect nails longer. They can also decorate nails with custom 3-D artwork, making it easier than ever to remember the faces of your 10 best friends.
The nails artists at Polished Nails do much more than paint nails. They layer on hues and dream up bold designs that often incorporate everything from glitter polish to faux crystals to scratch-n-sniff lacquer. But the team doesn't just seek to dazzle clients with their artistic whims?they also seek to help customers relax. Plush pedicure chairs pull double duty by massaging backs while feet luxuriate in soothing soaks and technicians clip, file, and buff keratin sheets back to health.
The nail technician at Nail MiMi at Style Bar Salon has an eye for detail. She draws from more than six years experience to decorate nails and maintain the health of hands and feet. She pays meticulous attention during mani-pedis, in which she trims cuticles, buffs nails, and removes calluses. She can also enhance treatments by adding an exfoliating scrub, wrapping feet with hot towels, and decorating each finger with complex nail art.