Inside Devine's Salon Spa, clients aren't greeted with the thick chemical odor of formaldehyde, ammonia, or some laboratory's version of lavender. What they do smell are natural, aromatic botanicals wafting from a line of Aveda products. The team of stylists and aestheticians utilize these products throughout their full menu of men's and women's haircuts, facials, and body treatments, including complementary Aveda sensory rituals designed to put stressed minds and bodies at ease. And since Aveda products are manufactured with environmentally friendly wind power, it's not unusual for guests to emerge from Devine's looking and feeling beautified, and greeted with a hug from a tree.
At Star Nails, the décor is simple: the walls display no art, the shelves cradle no plants, and the white color scheme offers only a splash of feminine pink. At this salon, the focus is on the clients, and the space ensures their comfort with eight cushy pedicure chairs and 11 manicure stations equipped with stately leather seating. Besides refining digits with colorful coats of polish, aestheticians also uproot unwanted hair with applications of warm wax, leaving swimsuit zones spotless and eyebrows shaped into either clean arches or a favorite punctuation mark.
The eponymous rituals of Salon Rituals seem simple enough. Staff members speak with each client and assesses what defines them, from face shape and skin type to hair texture, sense of style, and dictionary of choice. Then they unleash their font of Aveda-backed knowledge to color hair, perform facials, or teach clients how to apply their own makeup for a flawless style.
Glitter Nail Studio, a private studio inside The Beauty Studios, is comprised of nail artist Desiree Haywood and hairstylist Chardai Fisher. Desiree, a licensed nail technician since 2010, believes in natural nailcare and prefers the care and control of a hand file over an electric file. Her prudent methodology permeates the entire list of nail services, which includes classic mani-pedis, gel manicures, and a wide range of enhancements. Chardai exercises similar care when executing hair services such as styling, color, and extensions. The all-natural haircare products are infused with UVA and UVB protectants and many conditioning treatments make use of a steamed towel to leave hair as hydrated as a camel filled with electrolytes.
When the nail technicians at Adiva Nails concentrate their attentions on a client, whether for mani-pedis, facials, or waxing, they put years of experience to good use. Each team member relies upon more than 15 years logged on the beautification beat, allowing patrons to rest assured that their bods are in good hands. As their name implies, the troupe specializes in tending to nails, complementing relaxing mani-pedis with chip-resistant gels and acrylic nails, which come in handy when passionately finger drumming Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
Inside Vivaldi Salon Suites, all the coiffeurs are master stylists and master colorists, with an average of 10 years of experience. Along with the estheticians, make-up artists, and nail technicians, they are also their own bosses and set their own schedules and pamper guests from inside their own suites. The beauty entrepreneurs expertly dispense their mastery skills that include face-framing highlights, refreshing facials, permanent eyeliner applications, acrylic nails, and quickie tans without the need for the sun or a vat of melted pennies.