The bright-pink walls and the pops of zebra-print fabric inside Dazzling Diva Day Spa are the first hint that it's not exactly a traditional spa; the sight of guests strutting down an in-house runway is the most obvious. These clues are in line with Dazzling Diva–founder Angela Robbins's vision of creating a party space for guests of all ages, where sassy services would not only beautify, but also inspire confidence. Inside, girls relax as spa technicians slick on nail polish, apply makeup, or layer on masks of chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla. Then, the girls raid the diva dressing room to outfit themselves for a stroll down the catwalk.
The Nail Therapist, Mary Jane Butler, performs mani-pedi and waxing services informed by more than 25 years of salon experience. Having worked in a medical office, Mary learned about the medical consequences of neglecting one’s nails and now offers ingrown-nail and nail-fungus removal alongside cosmetic services. Her experience as a medical assistant also motivated her to provide pedicure services specially designed for diabetics and clown-shoe models.
Owner Terri Claiborne has worked in the beauty and relaxation industry for 30 years and bolsters her own abilities by employing a skilled staff of hair and skincare specialists. Wielding high-quality products, the team doles out a bevy of scalp-sprucing services, including haircuts ($25 and up), styling ($40 and up), and custom coloring ($45 and up). Reprimand naughty follicles with a keratin express treatment ($100), which utilizes enriching proteins to smooth strands and strengthen them in time for Extreme Solitaire competitions. Spa treatments comprise an extensive list of facials ($65 and up), massages ($45 and up), waxing services ($12 and up), body wraps ($75 and up), and more. Combine a manicure ($17) and hand paraffin treatment ($5 and up) to prep paws for dates with itchy blackboards or to improve their ability to slide out of death-grip handshakes with national monuments.
If the palm tree bearing Christmas lights speaks to Skin Image Spa’s whimsical style, the translucent drapes, abundant throw pillows, and overflowing tablecloths reflect its serenity. These two facets of the spa's mission—creativity and relaxation—are further exemplified in its ergonomic salon chairs, where stylists infuse flair in the form of designer cuts, color services, and extensions. Farther inside, staffers escort guests down other avenues of beauty and relaxation with facials, massages, and mani-pedis.
Wanda Goodman isn't just an accomplished massage therapist—she's also a former nurse. After 23 years in emergency cardiac care, she’s seen first-hand the toll stress can take out on a person, from increased blood pressure to a shutdown of the immune system anytime the word "traffic" is uttered. She uses this knowledge, along with a vast understanding of anatomy and physiology to treat clients who suffer from stress, but also people who deal with muscle aches and sports injuries.
Melting Pot Grooming and Beauty salon offers an array of beauty and pampering services, including airbrush spray tanning, semi-permanent lashes, and waxing services on the face and body for both male and female customers. Hand and foot treatments include spa manicures and pedicures, as well as a detox foot soak and massage.