Inside the sunlit confines of The Powder Room, Magnolia State native Casey Ratcliffe beautifies clients with styling skills she honed at the Academy of Hair Design. Her menu of hair services ranges from basic cuts and highlights to specialty services such as men's camo color. In addition, Casey’s understanding of skin types allows her to craft complexion-specific facials based on the particular skin needs of each client, such as hampering future breakouts or soothing redness caused by realizing in the middle of a business meeting that your Sonic the Hedgehog costume is on inside out.
At Relax the Body Salon & Spa, treatments center on the client's needs rather than a display of technique. A nationally certified massage therapist heeds muscular complaints with customized strokes, ousting tension with Swedish and deep-tissue modalities. Meanwhile, facials strive to nurture pores with a combination of masks, warm towels, and inspiring bedtime stories such as the Cleft Chin that Could.
Social Agenda Salon & Boutique’s owner Heather manages her small team of stylists and nail technicians inside a crisp, white cottage nestled atop a lushly landscaped plot. In operation for 14 years, the salon offers popular new services—including keratin hair-smoothing treatments—and hosts hair fashion shows to help clients keep abreast of the latest styles and zoning restrictions on braids exceeding 12 inches. Nail technicians also stay up to date on the season’s trending colors and designs, which they replicate using OPI or shellac polish.