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.
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.
TTI Organics is a destination for aesthetic treatments both dramatic and subtle. Detail-oriented beauties opt for eyelash extensions, or request a wax with optional Swarovski crystals. Crystals make another, more understated appearance—but with big results—during microdermabrasion treatments, which slough away dead skin cells to showcase the naturally dewy complexion that lies beneath. Microcurrent face-lifts tighten tired skin, making clients look so young that servers ask for ID before letting them order dishes topped with white-wine or vodka sauce. For a whole-body change, clients opt for spray tans, inch-shedding body wraps, and ultrasonic cavitation.
In business more than 25 years, Amy's Beauty salon deftly removes unflattering fuzz with hair waxing and signature eyebrow threading treatments. Clients can also solicit a skilled aesthetician for a relaxing facial, ornamental henna tattoo, or a make up session to convince your friends you lost a boxing match.