The staff at Shannon Michael Salon, a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, are not ones to learn through trial and error. Rather, they go through purposeful monthly training to stay apace of the latest trends and techniques. Haircuts and coloring from pro- and master-level stylists testify to the success of their mission, with results both elegant and cutting edge. The staff also deliver elaborate nail services, such as hot-stone manicures and peppermint foot masks with warm towels and hand and foot massages.
Dr. Patrick J. Naples heads up Naples Health, a clinic devoted to obstetrics and gynecology care and laser aesthetics. He and his team tend to the medical needs of women, from issuing preventive health measures to rolling out the welcome mat for the stork. They ward off signs of aging with skin-tightening treatments and laser vein therapies and banish unwanted body hair with blasts from the Cutera CoolGlide laser. Other aesthetic services include skin rejuvenation treatments, Botox, dermal fillers, and TruSculpt, which targets troublesome areas of body fat without surgery.
The stylists and aestheticians at Bella Bronze Hair Salon and Tanning Studios strive to create a friendly, upbeat environment for clients who drop in for transformative beauty jaunts. Hair gets a time-out as stylists deftly cut or color it, drawing on their continuing education in the latest techniques as they transform coiffures to clients’ specifications. A nail technician stains talons with salon-caliber acrylics or OPI gels and other services to keep hands looking their best. The salon’s facials and peels rejuvenate all types of skin, which can also darken to a sun-kissed bronze in onsite tanning beds from brands such as Ergoline and Wolff. The SolarForce booth lets guests stay upright while gilding, and VersaSpa spray tanning evades both UV rays and beaches’ suit-snatching tidal waves while turning limbs a glowing copper.
Kat Lotus Nail Bar & Beauty Lounge transforms ordinary nails into miniature works of art at its studio and mobile nail bar. Skilled technicians trim nails, clean up cuticles, and apply matte nail polish, colorful swirls, or sparkles onto fingernails and toenails. The studio also bronzes bodies with spray tans, applies artificial lashes to make eyes pop, and hosts spa parties to beautify groups of friends before a big event.
When it comes to beauty, the pampering professionals at The Finished Look Salon & Spa have clients covered from head to toe—or, more specifically, from freshly cropped locks to prettily polished toes. The spa's atmosphere is quintessentially homey, complete with fireplaces, arched doorways, and even a wood-paneled basement fitness studio where a certified personal trainer helps patrons get into shape while watching motivational reruns of after-school specials. Clients can book massages with the spa's massotherapists that is trained with an associates degree in massotherapy. Each nook and cranny in the salon has a designated purpose, from the naturally lit nail studio to the hair shampooing and styling stations. To help clients feel as good as they look, the spa's staffers also offer relaxing massages and exfoliating body scrubs.
Altima Tan caters to both bed traditionalists and spray enthusiasts with a wide array of bronzing equipment. The Mystic Tan booth quickly spritzes on a golden glow in about a minute's time, and the SunFX airbrush artists paint on a custom hue with a chemical-free tanning solution. Its lie-down and standup beds are all made in the United States, their UV rays enhanced by a selection of tanning lotions, moisturizers, and oils that smell like freedom. For those who just can't warm up with UV rays, the salon offers infrared body wraps, which gently heat insides to aid in detoxification and burn calories.