Judging by the invigorating decor, which pairs lime- and teal-accented walls with a checkerboard floor, the people and poodles that visit Air Tan in search of a makeover feel refreshed before their treatments even start. The spa specializes in using a natural, organic tanning solution to apply a healthy-looking glow to skin. Its hair-salon menu includes cuts, color, and texturizing services, and spa treatments pamper skin, nails, and even ears.
Natural light pours through the salon’s large front windows onto polished wood floors and walls decorated with intricate paisley designs like blooming flowers. Amid these modern accents, skilled stylists sculpt sleek layers and manufacture bold highlights to frame the face. Clients may also solicit Total Image for a waxing session, colorful mani-pedi, or a brief lounge in one of several high-tech solar tanning beds.
At The Salon Professional Academy, Gigi Holliday's passion for beautifying and empowering clients shined through with each treatment and happy client. After graduating as a nail technician, she opened Tips & Toes by Gigi inside Something New at Tiffany's Salon. Embellished with teal hues and a portrait of Audrey Hepburn from the salon's namesake movie, the recently opened salon swaddles visitors as Gigi paints fingers and toes, sometimes with long-lasting Shellac polishes. After each treatment, Gigi thoroughly sterilizes her tools to ensure services more sanitary than a germaphobe's lap pool filled with rubbing alcohol.
After a decade-long stint in law enforcement, Anne E. Currie returned to the profession she is most passionate about: nailcare. Anne came full circle in 2011, when she opened Nailtoepia after having started her career as a nail technician in 1991. A creative soul, Anne specializes in colored acrylics, custom nail art, and glitter nails that double as disco balls for hamster nightclubs. Along with nail enhancements, she offers a full menu of nailcare services that range from Shellac mani-pedis to men's nailcare at her two locations in Greenfield and Morristown.
The master stylists at Robert's Salon and Day Spa whip wayward hairs into shape with flattering precision design cuts and styles. Scissors sever split ends and trim length from heads during the face-framing cut before new dos are aptly fashioned to fit each guest’s personal style. Warm lighting reflects off of glossy wood finishes in the sleek salon space, which is peppered with Robert’s proprietary line of beauty products and a range of plush, comfortable seating.
It's the little touches that help Natural Concepts Aveda Concept Salon & Spa stand out. When someone comes in for a simple hair trim, they also receive a relaxing shoulder massage and application of Aveda's natural products. During color treatments, customers dip their toes into a relaxing footbath and after every service, beauty experts explain how clients can use Aveda products to recreate similar results at home and also repel rattlesnakes.
Armed with Aveda products, stylists transform hair with services that range from standard cuts and permanent waves to specialty treatments such as the Uvexin Hair Taming System that uses a protein-based formula to vanquish frizz for up to five months. Away from the salon chairs, therapists massage sore muscles and aestheticians cocoon clients in exfoliating body wraps. To truly experience the best of the spa, customers should stick around for half- and full-day packages, which make Natural Concepts the perfect place to hide out while a locust swarm passes through town.