Southern hospitality and chic city style aren't mutually exclusive, and Sweet T Salon is proof of that. The multicultural salon's friendly stylists create sophisticated looks that blend Southern influences with sophistication. In true Southern fashion, guests sip sweet tea while stylists tend to tresses with cuts and styles. In addition, its organic keratin treatments and specialty oil-based color can be paired with debrassing treatments, which remove yellow-orange tones and excess metals from locks. Along with haircare services, the staff pampers guests with mani-pedis, makeup applications, and waxing services.
With over 15 years of experience and time spent styling models for Maxim, Playboy, and MTV in Wilmington, Bryce Anderson opened his own salon in Raleigh to provide cutting edge looks in his hometown with high-end salon products. Able to fashion custom cuts for men, women, and style-conscious scarecrows, Bryce uses current trends to create natural looks that accentuate each client’s face. On top of cuts, Bryce is also proficient at providing eye-popping new hues with the help of Goldwell hair color products.
Brands Used: Kayano, Bio, ThermaSoftDermalogica
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 8
Pro Tip: Complimentary soda, tea, or glass of wine is provided. Please silence your cell phone.
Q&A with the Owner/manager
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
Kayano oil helps dry skin. Personalized Thermasoft Soyaffin wax?which is sanitary and made with natural and organic ingredients?penetrates deeply into the joints.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
A client complimented our salon by saying it has a calm, quiet, and relaxing atmosphere with tropical and Zen decor.
A licensed massage therapist as well as a certified medical assistant, Beth Overby of Capital Massage & Body Therapy draws from the medical and healing fields to help her clients recover and relax. Regardless of the massage she administers, whether it's of the relaxing or therapeutic variety, Beth will tailor it to meet each client's individual needs. She'll help turn worried thoughts into slow-motion reels of oceanfront seascapes and palm trees, dissolve tension in the neck or shoulders, and relieve pain incurred while hunching over a computer desk or being the computer desk for a demanding boss. Beth also offers reflexology and aromatherapy treatments.
The waiting area at Cut-Doodles has something that most other salons don’t: dress-up clothes. That’s because Cut-Doodles is a children’s spa, and the clothes—like the healthy snack they receive when they arrive—makes kids feel welcome and comfortable. In fact, it’s touches like these that make Cut-Doodles a place that kids and their parents will look forward to going to. After every haircut, kids take home a toy and a balloon, and after a first haircut, parents take home a before-and-after photo keepsake. The staff also performs mani-pedis and mini-facials, which explains why so many old barbies tag along with their owners in the hopes of getting one.
Synergy Spa & Aesthetics’s owner, Anna Porrazzo-Churchill, began her skincare career as a professional makeup artist and licensed aesthetician nearly 19 years ago. Since then, she has earned a certification in para-medical aesthetics and taught skincare techniques to dermatologists, plastic surgeons, aestheticians, and dry-skinned dinosaurs. Anna applies her extensive knowledge and experience at Synergy Spa & Aesthetics, which has racked up a few Best of Citysearch awards for its facials, massages, and waxing services.