Glamour Nails’ attentive technicians prune digit-top gardens and mollycoddle extremities in a contemporary upscale boutique suited for wedding parties or parties of one. Amicable aestheticians apply OPI products to fingernails, clip cuticles, and massage hands (a $13 value), dipping the hard-working appendages into warm liquid paraffin, encouraging deeper absorption of emollients, essential oils, and the shock of overenthusiastic high-fives (a $5 value). Meanwhile, feet beat a hasty retreat from stress and coarseness with a pedi-massage and a gentle rubbing that whittles away calluses and excess skin. Keratin pruners then shape and polish toenails until they gleam like a waxed sunbeam (a $30 value). From fingernail to heel, the entire process takes about an hour and 15 minutes.
Palm Beach Tan's Smart Tan–certified staff infuses road-weary body bark with youthful beauty using sunless spray tanning and red-light therapy. The patented Mystic HD System bronzes bods via a gentle, UV-free mist in the privacy of an individual chamber. After skin starts with a caressing primer from flowing heated air, automated airbrush sprayers then spritz the body with polarized tanning particles, whose magnetic attraction to skin ensures an evenly distributed glow free of streaks, creases, and the neon remnants of used rave glow sticks. Maximum bronze is in effect after 24 hours, but each tan will last up to six days. Mystic's tans are paraben free and packed with skin playmates such as açai and green tea to aid pelt health as well as appearance.
Brandye Jagneaux draws on two decades of experience in the beauty industry to helm Salon Capelli Couture’s staff of hairstylists. She doesn’t need to watch them too closely, as each comes equipped with her own wealth of styling experience. Megan Louque counts herself among this team of experts. When she isn’t cutting hair into flattering shapes or brightening strands with partial or full highlights, she relaxes unmanageable kinks with keratin treatments, making sure not to splash the straightening formula on the curly fleur de lis designs that adorn the salon’s walls in tribute to Louisiana’s heritage. Sometimes, Megan’s love for local culture can be quite pronounced—she and her fellow stylists have been known to dye hair purple and gold for upcoming LSU football games.
The aestheticians and massage therapists at The Cabana Retreat pamper clients with a full array of facials, mani-pedis, and massages. Beauticians adroitly apply makeup and make nails gleam for special events, such as homecoming dances or live reenactments of E.T.. Equipped with haircare products from Paul Mitchell and Lanza, stylists help rejuvenate hair and restore its sheen.
Urban Lash’s staff focuses their expertise on two particular beautifying treatments: airbrush tanning and eyelash extensions. For the former, they use Infinity Sun products rife with botanicals, antioxidants, and walnut extract. To lengthen eye fringe, they use anywhere from 20 to 90 lashes per eye to subtly augment a current look or create bold new ocular art.
Bathed in natural light from floor-to-ceiling front windows, highly trained stylists rewire hair circuitry with a dynamic menu of cut and coloring services. Red Carpet can also relieve achy musculature with Swedish bodywork, or cultivate a sun-kissed complexion with full-body airbrush tanning services.