All salon service providers are not created equal. That's why Drew James Aveda Salon Spa enlists only Aveda Institute graduates, putting them through an advanced training program before making them work their way up a three-tier ranking system. This emphasis on high-quality staff—coupled with an exclusive selection of plant-based Aveda products—lures clients in for services ranging from basic haircuts to thermal straightening to rosemary-mint body wraps. The salon and spa also adds special touches to many of its treatments, including a complimentary stress-relieving scalp treatment and makeup touchup with each hair service. Both locations feature a wall of mirrors and trendy styling chairs, as well as Aveda tea for clients to sip on while thumbing through style portfolios or folding magazines into swans somehow.
If it involves the eyes, Iy Kandii Lash Boutique can do it. The spa’s licensed extension specialists enhance natural lashes with professional adhesives and semipermanent extensions in a range of colors. They custom cut each application to create the desired amount of length and volume—whether clients want a natural look or the ability to sail a boat by blinking. Once extensions are in place, they can wax or thread eyebrows into perfectly symmetrical arches or make eyes pop with professionally applied makeup. Aside from dressing up the eyes, they also dole out cleansing and exfoliating facials and travel to parties and special events across town for in-house services.
Lured in by her love of fashion, Hair Studio and Spa's cofounder, Zobeida Parra, left her job managing educational services for the more fulfilling call of salon life. She surrounds herself with experienced hairstylists and aestheticians who beautify visitors during salon and spa services, including hair coloring, keratin treatments, facials, waxing, and nailcare. Salon transformations unfold under the track lighting of Parra’s studio, where stylists work at stations outfitted with tall mirrors enclosed by the dark wood frames of Paul Bunyan's old eyeglasses.
It's hard to get much more relaxing than a spa set on a picturesque golf resort. For all they have going for them, however, the team at Ousia Day Spa still tries to exceed expectations. Their signature facials soothe and hydrate skin affected by acne and fine lines, while their relaxation and deep-tissue massages alleviate tension in overworked muscles. Impressively, the spa's hair-removal treatments depend on the same hot wax used to groom the golf course's pristine greens.
At M. Evans Salon, the team devotes their attention and listening skills to sending happy customers home with fabulous hair. They beautify manes with a menu of salon services, including haircuts, color, and keratin hair-straightening treatments that smooth out frizzy hair more effectively than tying more than one hundred thousand tiny weights to each strand.
The professional beauty muses at Lemack’s Hair Salon pamper clients with an array of salon and spa services, employing products from Paul Mitchell, Aquage, and other top brands. Skilled stylists cut and style lackluster locks into fashionable ‘dos for women ($45+), men ($20), or children ($20) and illuminate dull tresses with half ($65) or full ($85+) highlights. A hair-and-scalp treatment ($25) eases vexed scalps and may help relieve dandruff, dryness, and rampant sibling rivalries among feuding follicles. Guests can prepare nails for glamorous duels of guitar picking with a manicure ($10) or pedicure ($20) or employ a skilled aesthetician to remove unwanted facial and body fuzz, artfully arching eyebrows ($10) and taming bikini lines ($25+) with waxing services. An invigorating facial ($40), customized with a choice of products to exfoliate and cleanse peeved pores, makes skin shimmer like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it.