Karen Cimmino, an outgoing stylist at Sunbeam Salon and Spa, enjoys meeting new clients and taking on new hair challenges or requests. She can infuse life into locks with highlights or all-over color treatments, adding flair to a new haircut. For those looking to get rid of unwanted hair, Karen also performs facial waxes that sculpt the arches or render the upper lip or chin smooth and fuzz-free.
Dedicated to providing clients with individualized experiences, Baxter Nails and Spa is outfitted with privacy curtains and miniature flat-screen TVs at each leather pedicure chair. The deluxe pedicure begins with a warm soak in Dead Sea rock salts, peppermint, and eucalyptus, followed by an exfoliating sea-salt scrub, leg mask, and a 10-minute hot-stone massage. A foot sorceress then cleans cuticles, shapes nails, removes calluses, and applies shiny polish. Baxter Nails and Spa uses disposable plastic pedicure trays for a cleaner experience. In the manicure area, hands go for liberating skinny dips in warm paraffin pools before having their keratin toppers clipped, cleaned, and rubbed free of tension and No. 2 pencils. Nail wizards apply hot towels to hands and arms and place colorful tiaras on digits. Child-sized pedicure chairs with flat-screen TVs and DVD players are available for little girls and garden gnomes.
Color is key at Candi Nail Salon. Whether it's the salon's rows of more than 700 gel polish colors on display or its pink walls and accent furniture, the space introduces itself in vivid color and suggests colorful transformations to be had. This comes by way of manicures and pedicures gussied up with rhinestone designs and 3D embossing, but the design is just the end product. Before the polishing begins, nail technicians dote upon clients with relaxing treatments such as hot stone foot massages, which soothe tension in the muscles and reward the feet for carrying the weight of the whole body, plus the spare brain we keep in case of emergency.
Voted Best Nail Salon of Lake Wylie 2013. At iColor Nail Bar, the spa treatments aim to do more than beautify clients' nails and skin. They also provide a brief, yet relaxing escape from everyday life. Even the mani-pedis can incorporate everything from soothing mint masks to hot-towel wraps, turning the treatments into luxurious indulgences. Simultaneously, the technicians and aestheticians take a results-oriented approach to ensure clients leave looking their best. They accomplish this by using high-quality products, including Dermalogica skincare products and handmade balms mixed using organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, and local honey.
Synergy Salon owner Quy has an artist's eye when it comes to hair—and a nine-step process to guide her palette. Like a sculptor teasing a form from clay or stone, she uses her tools to reveal flattering styles for locks of any texture, and she follows Synergy's nine detailed steps to achieve rich, shimmering color. As the shop’s master hair designer and color specialist, she leads an accomplished team of stylists, including Aveda Institute graduates. Together, they create classic and dramatic looks using Redken and organic Eufora color or calm frizzy locks with Brazilian keratin treatments. Their lengthy menu of services also includes facial waxing, eyebrow threading, and eyelash extensions.