Boasting experience styling flashy manes at Atlanta runway shows, the master- and celebrity-level stylists at Chique Hair Design transform dull locks into chic coifs with cuts, styles, and deep-conditioning treatments. Place last season's hairdo in the deft hands of a top-level stylist, who will snip away at unruly fringes, add desired layers, or work around treasured pieces of ensnared gum saved since the third grade. Opt for a micro-mist intensive deep conditioning treatment to feel a generous slathering of a follicle-pleasing formula work its way through keratin, leaving hair silkier than a spider's smoking jacket. A final styling fits head helmets with soft waves or flat-ironed follicles.
Ever since hair started growing on its own in the mid-80's, it's been a tenuous battle for supremacy. At Luxury Salon & Spa, skilled stylists transform tresses with cut and coloring treatments augmented by Keune brand products and hydrate skin with all-natural Éminence brand products.
"Why organic? Because the skin eats too."
So says Melanie Berry, owner of Utopia Skincare, when explaining why she uses Australian-imported Jurlique and German-imported Primavera organic skincare products. And under her care, the skin dines well, feasting on a menu of facials served with a side of hot towels, steam, and upper-body massages. For each treatment, Melanie and her staff customize a mask that will hydrate the skin, flush out the pores, and sweep away blemishes. On the periphery of the menu, peels, specialty masks, and body treatments promise their own brand of nourishment with equal amounts of Melanie's painstaking care and precision.
A testament to the life, love, people, and beaches of Brazil, Spa Buzios? technicians emphasize the country's spirit in beautification treatments designed to keep patrons beach-ready, no matter the weather. Pastel colors of pink and green frame the windows, doors, and treatment rooms of the spa as patrons take a break from everyday life to relax amid fresh flowers and wicker waiting-room furniture. Premium hard waxes remove unwanted hair from nether regions, and the spa's licensed aestheticians maintain clean, sanitary conditions without double-dipping or reusing wax. Meanwhile, Norvell airbrush tans coat skin in a variety of individual shades that are hand-applied in even coats.
Like an alchemist's lab, Aura Hair and Makeup's color bar has a dizzying array of more than 500 specialized bottles and tubes. But the staff isn't trying to create gold, unless that's the hair color you want. The stylists' huge selection exists so they can make individualized hair color for each client to very precise specifications. Before treatment even begins, though, the salon welcomes guests to sip complementary wine and relax in massage chairs to get cozy.
The team brings as much attention to detail to their other services as they do to hair color. Founder Tara Miller?whose clients have included New York Fashion Week models?leads a staff of stylists well versed in cuts, styling, highlights, and extensions who have all signed an oath to only use scissors for good.
Certified aesthetician Dagmar Bruehmueller opened PeleCare to mingle the relaxing experience of a day spa with the science of skincare. She and her staff accomplish services such as facials, peels, and waxing with products lauded for their scientifically advanced formulas. With Bioelements and PCA Skin, they treat clients with organic botanical extracts and essential oils that hydrate skin and alleviate conditions such as acne, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation.