Hallways lined with framed photos and potted plants guide guests toward Jennifer Knowles's studio where she expertly invigorates locks using her experience with balayage highlighting, color-blocking techniques, and L'Or?al professional styling. After a complimentary consultation, Jennifer designs hairdos that reflect clients? desires and personalities, sculpting shapes that turn heads and enchant geometry teachers. Alternatively, color treatments add natural-looking depth and dimension to tresses that grow out without leaving noticeable roots. During appointments, clients relax, calmed by the salon?s blue and green walls, which conjure up refreshing thoughts of ocean waves, blue skies, and mint-flavored clouds that give soaring eagles remarkably fresh breath.
A Paul Mitchell signature salon, Creative Cuts is owned by Paul and Kathy Moseley, who lead a team of 10-plus stylists in service of a single goal: to provide expert hair services in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. As stylists trim hair to clients? specifications, apply color or texturing products, and create stunning updos, aestheticians wax or tint eyebrows to beautify faces or support claims of Vulcan descent.
Dedicated to supporting their community, Kathy and Paul are also founding members of the Meet The Needs ministry, which provides food, clothing, and home goods to people in need. To that end, the couple donates 20% of the proceeds from all Paul Mitchell products sold in the salon to this cause.
At The Skin Spa of Wake Forest, talented aestheticians revive skin with a mixture of natural and medical-grade processes and Just Neem products. Highly trained professionals cleanse, exfoliate, and dress faces to minimize signs of aging or lines formed from the stress of typing out a manuscript while wearing boxing gloves. If clients seek to extend the relaxing massages that punctuate most facials, they can plop down on a massage table for a full bodywork treatment. Waxing specialists and nail technicians also stand by, ready to paint fingers and toes, and rid the body of unwanted hair and inverted pocket lint.
Salon One21 & Colorbar specializes in hair coloring, taking pride in its one-of-a-kind color bar, which takes advantage of the building's legacy as an old-timey pharmacy, complete with soda counter. This salon-saloon set-up promotes greater interaction between the client and stylist during the hair-coloring process, ensuring that the client's desired results are achieved. Salon One21 & Colorbar exclusively uses L’Oréal Professionnel hair color to encourage healthy shine, healthy hair health, and monogamy. Color treatments include single-process color (starting at $50), partial highlights (starting at $75), and men's highlights or tips (starting at $40). The salon's menu of services also includes cuts (women starting at $40, men at $25, children at $15), perms (starting at $75), thermal straightening and Keratin smoothing treatments (starting at $200), waxing (starting at $10), and makeup application (starting at $25).
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. Sun-starved hides can jump-start their glow with a round of level-one Mystic spray tanning. Employing MagneTan technology, Mystic’s mist adheres to the skin-suit evenly and streaklessly using the body's natural magnetic properties and innate force fields, leaving it bronzed and beautiful for five to seven days. Afterward, whisk newly bronzed bods to a CyberRelax message chair for a luminous facial, which bathes skin in LED therapy. Working in conjunction with topical skincare serums, the facial helps reduce fine lines and evidence of solar foul play, while promoting even skin texture and tone.