Working alongside the other stylists and beauty savants at Vallar Salon and drawing on a battery of OPI products, Trena Martin beautifies nails with manicures and pedicures. She indulges hands and feet with soaks, massages, and scrubs, which leave extremities relaxed and less likely to smash antique bubble wrap.
With a menu of more than 100 personal pampering services, M Spa is a serene one-stop shop for a massage, facial, wax, manicure, and hairstyle. Evict split ends and matted vegemite with a custom haircut ($37+ for women, $24+ for men), then retint freshly hewn tresses with a single-process coloring ($49+). The exfoliating full-body scrub ($45) brushes off epidermal dross while rendering skin cases soft and smooth for upcoming pillow rivalries. A detox-seaweed body wrap enhances the body's own detoxification efforts ($85), and a manicure ($25+) and paraffin wax dip ($10) shape and shine raggedy digits in time for upcoming shadow-puppet competitions.
Inside this Redken Ambassador salon, a team of beauty pros await to renovate appearances backed by 30 years of industry experience. Prismatic hues from Redken's Chromatics line add light-catching dimension to tresses without ammonia, while those looking for color, length, or volume sans commitment can opt for single strands or straight or wavy wefts from LOX extensions. Special occasion services include elegant updos or makeovers with custom-blended makeup by Motives, and are also available on-location to accommodate busy bridal parties or those still awaiting parole.
Tucked inside the Forum Building, Avantè Hair & Day Spa’s six-person staff tends to clients with a diverse roster of salon and beauty services. Specialties include hair, feather, and tinsel extensions, color and texture services, and Redken conditioning treatments.
Since 1994, ChrisAnn Truckey has kept her salon free of synthetic odors by relying on a natural approach to nailcare and an arsenal of specialized tools. One such tool grooms and shapes toe-talons during the pedicure, smoothing out any keratin aberrations and extracting feet from the painful concrete shoes they've been wearing since the day they accidentally stepped into a freshly-poured sidewalk. ChrisAnn also takes care of calluses and assuages the aches and cramps that result from athletic activity, high heels, and ill-conceived attempts to combine the two. Finally, a leg exfoliation whisks dead skins cells off your skele-stilts, leaving gams a-gleam.
Studio owner and operator Billyne Dowdy has over 20 years of experience as a licensed cosmetologist and is a member of the top–ranked Odyssey Nail Systems team in the NAILPRO Cup standings for outstanding beauticians. Get nails beautified and fortified with Dowdy’s gel manicure, a 15- to 30-minute session that bequeaths nails a shiny polish that can last three to four weeks with no chipping or fading and thereby safely increase the strength of the natural nail. The polish also dries nearly instantaneously, giving the digits immediate ability to grasp a quarter without smudging Paul Revere’s engraved face or cheerfully cheerlead at the day’s paper football matches.