Although she holds 25 years of industry experience, Barbara Gray remains up to date on the latest nail trends. In addition to her standard nail services, Barbara can extend the life of mani-pedis with optional add-ons, such as coating nails with CND Shellac—a UV-cured formula that remains chip-free for up to two weeks. And in addition to pampering feet with pedicures, Barbara sells custom-fitted toe rings in sizes 1–18.
Wynn Hair & Nail Spa eases stressed tresses with expert snips, vibrant color care, and cleansing products, all administered or applied by astute stylists. Ease into a cushioned seat and drop your heavy head in the savvy hands of a strand savant who'll first gently massage fragrant Pureology shampoo and conditioner into your noggin fringe before trimming away split ends, outdated style, and freeloading yarn impersonators (women's cuts start at $35). Or perpetuate holiday cheer by hanging new Morgan Ashley colors on your mug's mantle ($60 and up). View a full list of hair services here.
Azia is one of Birmingham's newest budding medi-spas, offering a full list of services overseen by highly trained medical and aesthetic professionals. Laser hair removal enables clients to ditch cumbersome skin-grooming techniques such as shaving, waxing, and bathing with porcupines, and it eliminates unwanted whiskers more permanently by disabling growth at the root. During each of the three treatments, a strand-zapping expert will perform an elegant dance over the skin's surface with a Palomar Starlux 500 System laser as a partner. Each follicle to interfere with the foxtrotting footwork will be called out by a pulsating flash of laser light, causing deep embarrassment and its subsequent departure from the auditorium of your skin.
At The Derma Loft, a variety of treatments serve to soothe and exfoliate faces and skin. At the newly opened spa, facial treatments include those that hydrate or specifically target acne or sun damage. Peels clarify skin with ingredients such as fruit enzymes, salicylic acid, and lactic acid. Waxing services help remove unwanted body hair from areas such as the brows, bikini line, or legs, and Swedish and deep-tissue massages soothe muscles.
Massage Envy offers the regenerative properties of various massage types and facial treatments that make bodies feel springtime fresh year-round. Massage Envy's licensed body therapists unravel tense coils of accumulated inner stress through a treatment that caters to each client's needs. Swedish massages offer gentle rubbing for muscular soothing and improved circulation, and deep-tissue massage focuses specifically on untying the body's Gordian knots and releasing chronic tension.
Fantastic Sams is a full-service salon for the whole family that will sculpt wilted hair into a look-twice hot commodity. All cuts start with a complimentary shampoo using Fantastic Sams's signature line of products, followed by a three-minute scalp massage to blast away the dead-skin-cell-loving turtles. Fantastic Sams's coif-loving crew will then help you decide on a new color, such as honey-blonde, henna-red, or mild-mannered magenta. Whether you've got a secret style you've been saving in your panache pocket or you trust the expert stylists to get creative with your tresses, you'll leave the salon with your hair cut, colored, and styled into a new, irresistibly manicured mane. View additional salon services here.