House Of G.E.M.S is a colorful, sparkly spa where girls—and sometimes their mothers—can bask in age-appropriate spa treatments. Little nails brighten beneath mini manicures and pedicures, while chocolate facials and glittery face painting enhance young ladies' natural glows. And because girls, to the detriment of the foundering unfriendship-bracelet industry, love to stick together, G.E.M.S also hosts group spa parties. Girls in grade school through high school can hang out in tiaras, feather boas, and spa robes as spa experts doll them up with light makeup applications and spray-in hair color.
Licensed cosmetologist Mrs. Ursula brings more than 20 years of beauty experience to her salon chair at Heavenly Hair Showcase at The House of G.E.M.S. Giving each client her undivided attention, Mrs. Ursula ushers outmoded coiffures into the 21st century with plentiful knowledge on emerging trends and a menu of services that includes brilliant coloring treatments, weave installation, and hair extensions made of USB cords. She specializes specifically in short hair, and maintains a happy environment with her scissor-wielding skills and bubbly personality.
With services for men, women, and children, the beauty experts at Pure Platinum Salon use hair as a canvas to bring each client's fashion sense and personality into physical form. After consultations, they grab hold of scissors to snip split ends and sculpt looks that would make Chia Pet?mannequins crumble with envy. The stylists can also hone in on damaged hair and correct color or strengthen strands. Unlike lazy portrait painters, the team doesn't stop at the head; they can wax away unwanted body fuzz and spray skin with a golden tan so clients are ready for weddings or everyday events.
Salon Bellissimo honors the timelessness of true beauty by decorating its spa like an Ancient Roman bath with concrete urns, great columns, and a statue of Hebe, the goddess of beauty. And this reverence for history is fitting, since owner Cecilia Sammons has been in the industry for more than 30 years herself. Today, she and her staff of stylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists transform clients using modern haircare products from L’Oréal and Moroccanoil and nail polish scraped directly off Botticelli's The Birth of Venus.
For nearly 20 years, Sun Tan City has been keeping its customers golden-skinned with a full complement of tanning beds and custom spray tans. A retail section stocked with tanning lotions from Pro Tan, Brown Sugar, and Supre Tan helps skin retain its glow between sessions in one of the salon’s six levels of tanning bed.
The menu of wraps at Perla's Beauty Center might summon images of food to your mind. That's understandable, as it lists both chocolate and pomegranate varieties. You shouldn't, however, even think about eating, licking, or fondue-dipping these decadent wraps, as delicious as they may seem. Instead, just kick back as the treatments?which also come in mud, seaweed, aloe, and mineral varieties?relax the mind and soften the skin.
Perla's isn't just about making skin look radiant, though. They also offer services for the rest of the body. Nail techs gussy up digits during manicures and pedicures, and hairstylists fashion new looks with cuts, styles, and color treatments.