Tucked away in the Brady Arts District, Chrysalis Salon & Spa’s quaint brick storefront invites visitors into a chic, colorful interior where its team of stylists and aestheticians goes to work. Seated in white leather chairs, clients can relax as a stylist trims or colors locks using botanical-based products from Phyto and premium Goldwell hair color. Spa services range from waxing to facials, including the gold-leaf facial, in which 24-karat gold is applied to the skin to stimulate collagen production and make the client more attractive to Swiss bankers. They are also the go-to providers of makeup services for News On 6 KOTV, the local CBS affiliate. Chrysalis also offers med-spa services performed by the resident doctor, such as Botox, Latisse, and medical-grade microdermabrasion.
A red spiral staircase winds around decadent chandeliers at Laveah Bella, where aestheticians cater to a range of beauty needs in an art-deco inspired and relaxing atmosphere located in the historic Greenwood district. The crew can add vibrant colors to fingers with manicures, or loosen tight muscles with a range of massage services. In the spa area, skilled aestheticians use microdermabrasion wands to wipe away age spots, blemishes, and scars.
Aesthetician Kendra shows her love for the body's largest organ—the skin—with a variety of services, including rejuvenating facials and microdermabrasion treatments. She rids bodies of unwanted hair with warm wax, and soothes knotted muscles using Swedish massage techniques.
Boston Avenue Salon owner Pamela Fodor uses chemistry and science every day, but after 21 years as a professional cosmetologist and 4 years as a teacher, she has turned science into an art. “If I could do one service all day, every day, it would be women’s cuts and highlighting services. I take pride in hitting the baby-blonde lites every time with no toner,” she says. She honed her skills treating the hair of more than 200 brides and thousands more prom-goers. One client even flew Pamela out to Hawaii to ensure she was on-hand to style hair on the wedding day.
Pamela pairs her services with those of her staff, who invite clients to sip on complimentary coffee, tea, water, beer, or wine while enjoying a bit of well-earned beautifying and pampering. The decor echoes the duo’s classic sense of style with a combination of black and white elements accented by glass furnishings. The walls sport images of equally classic beauty, such as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, and the Rat Pack, a bunch of rats who accidentally tied themselves together by the tail and wound up resembling Cary Grant’s profile.