Beauty affirmations written in bold print emblazon the pristine, white walls at Pure Luxe, a one-stop salon and spa that swathes clients in indulgent skin, body, and hair treatments. The Pure Luxe team includes Karina, a certified massage therapist, aesthetician, and makeup artist, and Kassie, a stylist and cosmetologist with a passion for transformative ‘dos. Together, they work to relax and glamorize their clientele, performing everything from haircuts and massages to spray tans that prep bods for walking along the beach or trespassing into bronze-sculpture gardens.
Visage Unisex Salon & Spa?s owner, Smadar Botbol, likes to think of hair as an outward extension of its wearer?s personality. This inspires her creative approach to color, texture, and shape, all of which she alters with hairstyling services that include coloring treatments, hair extensions, and relaxers. Botbol also oversees Visage?s spa, whose staff decorates nails with vibrant polish or waxes away feathers too far from the face to be properly preened.
Using all-natural, organic products, Sinless Skin's aestheticians customize wellness treatments and skincare services in an inviting eco-friendly spa. After personalizing each session based on a pre-appointment consultation and clients' middle-school report cards, the staff combines safe, effective techniques with comfortable vibes. From the lobby's wicker couches to the private rooms' soft lighting and olive walls, the relaxing atmosphere influences every treatment, such as massages steeped in the aromas of essential oils and electrolysis hair removal focused on pampering the skin.
Under the supervision of a physician, the technicians at Sunrise Laser & Hormone Institute beautify bodies with a variety of noninvasive, high-tech services. They remove hair from virtually any skin type with the Alma Soprano laser, whose cooling mechanism keeps skin surfaces so comfortable that many patients compare the treatment to a hot-stone massage. To reduce sagging skin, the Alma Soprano also uses true laser technology to tighten skin in the arms, neck, face, and stomach. To reduce cellulite and wrinkles caused by attempting to spell kohlrabi, staff members call on the radio frequency and magnetic pulses of non-invasive systems. Their service menu also includes laser body-slimming treatments and bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy, along with body contouring, chemical peels, and facials.
When he opened Jasen William Salon, Jasen William had a choice of what products he wanted to sprinkle into his clients' hair. For him, choosing Aveda seemed obvious. For one thing, he appreciated the fact that Aveda products eschew all chemicals, preservatives and swear words in favor of plant-based ingredients, protecting the hair's natural moisture. For another thing, he appreciated Aveda's commitment to using wind energy to manufacture their products. Jasen believes so strongly in the brand, in fact, that he completed 13 months of education at Aveda Advanced Academies just to master using the products.
But hair isn't the only body part that can get a healthy overhaul. As clients relax amid the newly-remodeled salon's hardwood floors and streamlined chairs, the team also performs a full menu of waxing and skincare.
Faye Bailey was beginning an uphill battle when she told her mother she wanted to open her own salon. Faye had been braiding and pressing hair since she was 14, but her mother worked as a teacher––and all 11 of her other children attended traditional colleges. After a brief stint at the university, though, Faye could no longer ignore the pull of hairstyling.
Thus, Faye moved from Macon, Georgia to Florida and started studying at a beauty school. Before long, her dream became a reality: she opened All Dolled Up Salons and Stores. Now a chain of five salons, including a braidery house, her stylists specialize in natural hairdos such as loc styling, cutting, and short hair wraps. But they also color, perform smoothing treatments, and affix weaves to natural hair.