Early on as a child in Munich, Germany, it was clear that Ulie Stewart had an eye for hairdressing. After practicing on Barbie dolls, she graduated to humans when she began to style her own hair. A youthful interest soon became a lifelong passion and eventually a career.
Today, Ulie tends to clients’ looks inside the salon she opened with her husband, Michael Stewart. She and a talented team of stylists provide services that leave tresses highlighted or fully colored, straightened, or accented with weaves. Other treatments embellish nails with acrylic tips or accentuate faces with makeup suitable for everyday wear or especially glamorous trips to the library.
Antistress body wraps. Strip-free waxing. Bridal makeup. Acne-fighting facials. Microdermabrasion. The staff at The Spa Lady maintains an extensive roster of services so that no potential client’s needs go unaddressed. All spa services take place amid The Spa Lady’s soothing environment, further easing guests into relaxation.
The Spa at Stonecrest integrates state-of-the-art medical spa services with conventional and alternative treatments for a holistic approach to body-and-mind wellness. A 60-minute Swedish massage assuages the wintry discontent of tense muscles and minds, utilizing long strokes, soft-tissue manipulation, and light-to-medium pressure to open the circulatory passages ($75). Spa-goers who opt for the blueberry smoothie facial are in for 50 minutes of sweet-smelling aesthetic and synesthetic rejuvenation thanks to the sacrifice of nature's most soulful fruit ($75). A refreshing scrub with active blueberry extracts and a light chemical peel exfoliate the skin, restoring a youthful glow to sun-damaged, dull, or acne-plagued skin. Both options include a spa mani-pedi ($55) in which Stonecrest's talented technicians shape and polish nails, care for cuticles, and massage hands, feet, and lower legs. The pedicure portion also includes a moisturizing foot soak, callous treatment, and an exfoliation and confidence-boosting pep talk for the feet and lower legs.
The weave and color experts at Kariah Salon manufacture majestic manes while striving to keep locks healthy. Weave services, using 100% human hair, start at a discounted price of $100 (or $70 for a quick weave) and may be sewn into all of your natural hair or, like a helmet made from a halved Wiffle ball, leave some of your hair out. A net sew-in ($150) supplies solutions to those with thinning hair, allowing them to dazzle friends, coworkers, and traffic cops. The relaxer retouch treatment is designed to straighten head-fur that's spawned since a previous relaxer treatment, imbuing a sense of unity and follicular nationalism to once-warring noggin turf.