At Buff Natural Nail Bar, the primary focus is on healthy, natural nails. To that end, the staff of skilled technicians keeps manicures and pedicures toxin-free by only using nail polishes without formaldehyde, DBP, or toluene. The nail salon does not apply or remove acrylics, gels, gel polish, wraps, or press-on cat claws, preferring instead to nurture and tend to nails in their natural state. This stalwart pledge has helped Buff Natural Nail Bar earn the News & Record's title of Triad's Best Nail Salon for more than five years running.
Buff Natural Nail Bar's impressive menu includes hair and nail services performed by highly trained stylists. Hairstyling services use products from botanically based Phyto to cultivate face-flattering styles and dynamic highlights.
The experienced aestheticians at Skin Like Rissa's customize care by analyzing each client's skin before treatment, and follow up by recommending ways to maintain skincare results at home. Groupons can be applied toward any of their services including the si jin bao facial, which uses Chinese herbal medicine to alleviate skin ailments ($65 for 30 minutes). Other services offered include facials ($60–$100), waxing ($10–$55 and up), and peels, including the blueberry smoothie facial treatment, which utilizes the berry's restorative aspects, rather than its ability to transform young girls into violet fruit people ($80 for 40 minutes).
Kallos Hair and Skin's freestanding salon cuddles guests in privacy as hardwood floors, airy curtains, and ample natural lighting add to a tranquil ambiance heightened by elegiac hymns sung by choruses of abandoned hairs. The studio's services include haircare for men and women; specialty facial and body treatments, including reflexology and reiki; and airbrush tans that blend Norvell's organic tanning formula with natural golden-brown bronzers.
In the olden days, nomads and royalty alike made pilgrimages to the lowest point on earth: the Dead Sea. The vitamin-rich waters, which are roughly six times saltier than the ocean, had a therapeutic effect on bathers, dissolving stress, boosting metabolism, and brightening skin tones. Nowadays, the same benefits can be had without a trip to Jerusalem, thanks to L’Ultime Day Spa’s mud wraps, which tighten skin and detoxify systems with the sea’s salt and mud. A team of massage therapists can also relax muscles with kneads customized to each client, in styles that range from Swedish and deep tissue to reflexology, which focuses exclusively on the hands and feet. They can even ply the physique with reiki, energy work that stimulates the body’s self-healing powers without also activating its self-cloning powers.