At Capelli Institute of Hair, aspiring aesthetic artists perfect their blossoming talents by performing services in a real-life, state-of-the-art salon setting. Display the tips of weatherworn hands to receive a manicure by a technician in training who will work to beautify digits, reversing all evidence of winter’s cruelty and autumn’s too-hard high fives. Next, equally indulge your toes with a pedicure, softening stubborn calluses and smoothing out shoe-worn soles. Groupon holders are also entitled to a facial, allowing them to enjoy the relaxing and aromatic advantages of a professional full-face restoration without having to trade mugs with Nicholas Cage.
With a decade of experience, owner and master aesthetician Holly Adams leads an expert staff of Aveda specialists who treat clients to purifying facials and body treatments at Azalea Aveda Day Spa and Salon. After an initial skin analysis, specialists begin the Aveda Elemental Nature facial by cleansing skin of excess oils and coating faces in a nourishing treatment mask. The pampering continues with a gentle massage before a Green Science plant peel strips away blemishes with a 30 percent glycolic-acid solution that helps to prevent redness, irritation, and spontaneous combustion. Alternatively, aestheticians swaddle frames with a dry wrap imbued with essences of rosemary and peppermint to awaken senses. While clients lounge in mummified bliss, nimble hands massage scalps and worn-out feet.
Shelby Austin wrangles unruly strands with great ease. Working from inside Ella Bloom Salon and Spa, she snips off unwanted length and breathes new life into monochromatic locks with eye-catching highlights or strategically arranged holiday lights. As a L’Oréal Professionnel salon, Shelby furnishes all services with high-end products from brands such as L’Oréal, Brazilian Blowout, and Racoon International.
With elite, unfailing stylists culled from the Capelli Institute of Hair, Capelli Supply & Salon runs like a well-oiled mane-managing machine. The Kerafusion keratin treatment tames untoward tendrils with a moisturizing mask of proteins and mineral oils, rendering frizzy curls as sleek and sharp as a swordfish at the Ice Capades. Unlike some types of blowouts, the Kerafusion keratin system is fully FDA-approved and manufactured in the U.S., leaving hair safely aglow with shea and cocoa butters for three to six months.
A team of four sunny stylists pampers heads at Shear Elegance Salon. Recently opened, the simple, cozy space is made elegant by wood floors, a huge black-and-white flower print, and big, round styling mirrors like portholes looking onto transformed styles for women, men, and kids. In addition to cuts and waxing, staff add color with Inoa dyes, formulated without ammonia to be odor-free and leave scalps feeling as good as the soft, shiny strands covering them look, while still preserving that clean-scalp smell clients love.
Relik Salon and Spa's stylists skillfully enhance tresses with products from Davines and Brocato, earning places as the No. 7 Best Hair Salon and No. 4 Best Hair Color on KLS’s 2012 A Lists. Floors of smooth grey slate and walls hung with textural artwork give the space an edgy, modern feel. Besides hair services, staffers also remove unwanted hair with waxing and create fuller lashes with lash extensions and daily watering.