A friendly and outgoing staff twirls around the styling chairs at Hair Graphics, each bringing a unique style and skill to the table. Take co-owners Jennifer and Joy, for instance. Jennifer is a Paul Mitchell–trained stylist who specializes in So-Cap hair extensions, and Joy calls upon training from Vidal Sassoon and Wella—among other institutions—to create classic avant-garde styles. Meghan brings a natural approach to the team, merging her passion for the outdoors with her knack for modeling the latest trends. Ashley, meanwhile, stays abreast of the latest trends while incorporating her forward-thinking fashion sense. No matter the stylist, each of Hair Graphics’ new clients receives a thorough consultation, ensuring that they leave with the cut or color that matches their vision or doctor’s orders.
The saying "If you want something done right, do it yourself" rings true for for the staff at Savarna's Beauty Spa?who, unsatisfied with current serums on the market, decided to create their own line of skincare. Sarvanas Mantra combines botanical ingredients with the latest skincare technology, resulting in products that both nourish and improve complexions. These serums may be used in tandem with any number of high-tech services, from microdermabrasions to collagen-boosting ultrasonic treatments. Trained specialists also turn their hand to enhancing natural beauty with eyebrow threading, makeup applications, henna tattoos, and a vast variety of lashes that are customized for each client. The beauty spa has several convenient locations to choose from, all of which maintain a high level of pampering.
Jim Ostrosky, erstwhile fashion consultant for the local Fox affiliate and fashion writer for the Birmingham News, now brings his eye for texture and color to bear on the manes of clients at his intimate home salon. More than three decades in the industry inform his oversight of a team of stylists who wield organic products from Aveda instead of threatening hair into obedience with vats of liquid nitrogen. As they craft new 'dos, the stylists employ advanced techniques such as halo brick and paneling to create highlights or keratin smoothing treatments to banish frizz. In addition to snipping locks into classic coiffures, the professionals delve into new styles and trends, such as fusion and micro link hair extensions.
Five-time Best of Chesapeake Gold?winner Ron Paul Salon & Day Spa enlivens weary faces with a wealth of rejuvenating skincare services. Perfect for a lunchtime appointment, the express facial treats pores to a customized cleansing complete with a mask and moisturizer application. The microdermabrasion delves deeper to exfoliate layers of dead skin and reveal fresher strata underneath. This diamond-tipped scrub-down is most effective in a series of five to eight sessions, and can help reduce superficial wrinkles, uneven texture, and the ennui that attends not being asked for ID.
The adept aestheticians and specialists at The Nu Me Laser and Wellness Clinic help patrons to uncover a refreshed version of themselves with a diverse menu of maintenance, wellness, and clinical treatments. Technicians banish unwanted fuzz with noninvasive laser hair-removal treatments and administer facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and cosmetic injections. They can also set to work evicting tension from muscles via massage services and intimidating letters. They dole out these services in a warm and tranquil clinic outfitted with plush furnishings and hardwood floors.
At Sun Resorts Tanning Salon, there are several routes to bronze skin. Staffers help clients achieve the perfect color with UV tanning beds, calibrated to five different levels of intensity. Master-certified airbrush-tanning technicians take light out of the equation altogether, darkening skin evenly with a hand-applied solution. And at the Red Mill location, the staff members use light to do more than tan skin. They provide clients with radiant smiles by employing LED lights to brighten teeth.