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'Oréal 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 Clinical Concepts 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 also stand by, ready to rid the body of unwanted hair and inverted pocket lint.
The staff members at Suntanz Serenity Salon unite their combined 75 years of experience to beautify clients from head to shoe. They accomplish this by way of haircare, nailcare, waxing, and tanning services. The team carefully monitors bronzing beds to ensure safe and hygienic tanning sessions far more practical than taping arms with the fuzz from Bert and Ernie dolls. The staff also pampers and revivifies visages by rendering facials and makeup services.
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.
Creative Shears' welcoming atmosphere provides an upscale backdrop for every salon experience, with exposed brick, dark iron lighting, and rich wooden accents. Utilize a combination Technicolor transmogrification and follicular clipping for a whole-head style makeover or performance maintenance for well-oiled beauty machines. Call to schedule an appointment—all Groupon sessions are performed by resident stylist Britany, a veteran of Mongolia's underground hair-derby scene.