Brandye Jagneaux draws on two decades of experience in the beauty industry to helm Salon Capelli Couture’s staff of hairstylists. She doesn’t need to watch them too closely, as each comes equipped with her own wealth of styling experience. Megan Louque counts herself among this team of experts. When she isn’t cutting hair into flattering shapes or brightening strands with partial or full highlights, she relaxes unmanageable kinks with keratin treatments, making sure not to splash the straightening formula on the curly fleur de lis designs that adorn the salon’s walls in tribute to Louisiana’s heritage. Sometimes, Megan’s love for local culture can be quite pronounced—she and her fellow stylists have been known to dye hair purple and gold for upcoming LSU football games.
The aestheticians and massage therapists at The Cabana Retreat pamper clients with a full array of facials, mani-pedis, and massages. Beauticians adroitly apply makeup and make nails gleam for special events, such as homecoming dances or live reenactments of E.T.. Equipped with haircare products from Paul Mitchell and Lanza, stylists help rejuvenate hair and restore its sheen.
Natural Remedies supplies all the necessities for relaxation—a dimly lit treatment room, a comfortable massage table, and a massage therapist with 7 years of muscle-manipulating experience. Here, clients receive a mixed bag of modalities such as deep tissue and neuromuscular to help alleviate pain, stress, and anxiety.
D'vine Touch's licensed staff of muscle-molders eases muscle tension with a barrage of tranquilizing techniques. Relieve headaches and anxiety with a traditional Swedish massage ($65), or dive to deeper dermal depths with a deep-tissue massage ($75), which snuffs out aches and subcutaneous scuffles between warring tendon factions. D'vine Touch's knead-centered services aide in deeper breathing, increase immune system function, and help clear the mind of stress and inconsequential laws of nature.
Recognized by Salon Today as one of the country's 200 fastest-growing salons for five years running, Atelier Rouge Hair & Body Retreat helps its clients achieve follicular felicity with an array of hair-related services. Surrender your head to the salon's scissorly artisans for a haircut ($35+ for women, $30+ for men), and watch as they transform your tress nest from a workaday scalp shroud into a skull-mounted showpiece. Shampoo and style sessions ($22+) provide extra primping power before big dates and sultry board meetings, and single-color treatments ($43+) allow clients to give their 'dos new hues without putting the rest of their wardrobes at risk by interfering with ruthless Kool-Aid fights. Hilites ($50+ for partial, $71+ for full), hair and scalp treatments ($13+), and a number of textural services add to the selection of heady enhancements.
Jezabelle Spa & Salon is a full-service salon and day spa that waxes unwanted hair off bods with smooth precision. Highly trained, professional aestheticians work their follicle-removal magic on clients by using discreet services, draping the areas to be waxed, so exposure-shy patrons maintain demureity and blushing-maiden street cred. Using a product that decreases skin sensitivity, strips of fabric are placed over heated wax around the bathing-suit line, then pulled off rapidly, removing hair by the root and allowing smooth skin to show off its comely, silkened, stubble-free surface.