At Lighten Up Salon & Spa, a black-and-white checkered ceiling looks down on hardwood floors as aestheticians bustle away at pampering, styling, and bronzing their guests. As clients relax in cherry-red swiveling chairs, stylists shape brows, root out unwanted hair with wax treatments, and transform coifs with perms, haircuts, highlights and lowlights, and color treatments. Forsaking its name, Lighten Up turns down customers’ white balance with tailored airbrush-tanning treatments that imbue skin with a beach-ready bronze without clients having to bake under the sun or marinate in a bathtub filled with third-place trophies.
The Garden Salon rectifies the ragged fingers and run-down toes of male and female clients in a clean, tranquil full-service beauty shop. After carefully assessing paws, experienced digit decorators design a treatment to suit guests' specific skin- and nail-enhancing needs.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 11–25 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Pumpkin peels and Brazilian waxing
Brands Used: ilike, Salon Sugar Products, Circadia, H2T professional peels
Pro Tip: I have 15+ years experience as an aesthetician.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Relaxing, yet chic and trendy.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
I provide quality services using organic products. I become acquainted with the client, and assess the goals and needs of each client before providing any service. My goal is to provide each client with an exceptional service in a relaxing, comfortable environment.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Besides having 15 years of aesthetics experience, I was an educator for a spa for 10 years.
Stylist Rachel Roes McCoy began her haircare career at 16, when she started shaping new coiffures for her family and friends. Since then, she has become a certified facial-waxing specialist and trained with stylists Martin Parsons and Nick Arrojo from TLC's What Not to Wear. Nowadays, McCoy showcases her expertise with shears at Studio La Vie, where she severs split ends, snips away tangled fishing lines, and performs coloring and waxing services.
Each session at Jae Philpott's Salon Eaj begins with an in-depth hair and scalp analysis, wherein she asks clients questions regarding their habits and lifestyle that could affect the hair; all of this helps her understand each person's styling needs. Though Jae specializes in weaves, wigs, and extensions, she's a proud multicultural stylist, with extensive background in hair of all types, regardless of texture or thickness. Brazilian blowouts are also one of her many specialties.