Prepping for a big event usually requires multiple salon stops: one for the updo, another for the nails, and the last for a spray tan. Not so at Solar Flair, where stylists perform all these services and more. They bring about bronzy glows with a choice between 11 tanning beds or a UV-free Mystic spray-tan booth. The full-service salon also polishes exteriors with glycolic peels and waxing treatments. This one-stop beautification frees up time before big events for relaxing at home or making googly eyes at the mirror’s handsome new reflection.
Recognized by Best of the North Bay 2010 as Best Bridal Salon, The Powder Room focuses on bridal hair needs, but also caters to nonmarrying men and women in need of a 'do do-over. Transform untamed tresses with hair services that include a cut (a $45 value for women, a $30 value for men) and an all-over tinting (a $70 value). A youthful-looking head often translates into a youthful strut and a plethora of compliments from friends, strangers, and the insides of hats. Men and women in need of a fashionable identity change can have their head mops remodeled in vintage surroundings bedecked with plush, patterned chairs and sleek countertops, and can even upgrade their Groupons to include additional services for an extra charge. The Powder Room primps princes and princesses by appointment only.
Whereas some beauty shops focus on nails, skincare, or removing gum from hair, Platinum Salon & Beauty Boutique does it all. The talented staff, including owner and certified Dermalogica expert Sheila Cunningham, styles tresses, grooms and decorates fingertips, and pampers skin with facials, waxing treatments, and massage services. While customers wait for their time in the chair, they can sip on complimentary tea or coffee and peruse a large retail section filled with high-quality beauty products and giftable purses and jewelry.
Audrey Hepburn once said, "I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." Though science has since disproven her wild-eyed theory about tomorrow, the staff at Nail Aesthetics take the sentiment to heart by plastering the quote on their Facebook page, website, and in their everyday interactions with clients. Tiffany-blue walls and warm conversation fill the studio space, where skilled technicians restore nails and polish them with long-lasting gel polishes. Revitalizing treatments employ botanical extracts and mango-coconut moisturizers to restore coarse paws to their once-vibrant smoothness. Clients may also solicit the spa for an intricate nail-art design with polka dots, flowers, or surrealist images of nails painting themselves.