The professional stylists at Captiva Salon Paul Mitchell beautify men and women with cuts, color, and other haircare services. At the lather lounge, a ceiling-to-floor water wall pairs with relaxing music for a soothing experience as stylists perform cleansing scalp massages. Haircuts end with a finishing style and recommendations for at-home care that are more practical than sleeping standing up for a week to avoid bedhead. The salon's color bar showcases a veritable library of tress hues, and the rest of the interior sparkles with egg-like hanging lights, wooden styling stations, and mocha-colored molded ceilings.
Tommy’s Tanning offers customers more than two dozen bronzing options, from single-session spray tans for special occasions to yearly memberships inside five levels of tanning beds. The vertical and horizontal beds imbue skin with color while cooling faces and playing music for a more comfortable tanning session. For UV-free color, VersaSpa spray-tanning booths coat the skin in a streak-free glow, all while the client stands in a comfortable, wide-open interior.
The experienced staffers at Serenity Salon & Day Spa each have a different area of expertise. Theresa can apply eyelash extensions or skincare treatments, and her co-owner, Stacy, draws upon training in Redken hair systems to color and pamper locks. Bonnie performs massages in Swedish, reiki, and prenatal modalities. In treatment rooms, the skincare staff rectifies an array of issues, from aging skin to acne to sudoku-puzzle-shaped rashes. All the salon’s stylists have studied at the Redken Exchange, readying them to administer hair services including semipermanent color, braiding, and highlights.
In the waiting room, long exhalations drift from yoga classes, rustling the leaves of potted bamboo plants. Feet slip across the oriental rugs beneath shelves brimming with Dermalogica products and vases the same pink hue as Santa’s socks when he forgets to separate his colored laundry.
It's not much of a secret that beauty starts with the skin. What stumps some of the world's greatest minds, however, is how to protect that beauty from the ravages of time and an active lifestyle. Enter the aestheticians at Secret Beauty, who pool their knowledge to devise a menu of treatments that include exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments, noninvasive LED therapies, and skin-tightening face-lifts. Rather than base all of these treatments on the specific needs of a Richard Nixon mask that's 50 years old, they customize their services to accommodate each client's unique skin condition.
A licensed health professional, Tracy Hill Fisher wields a combination of sterile probes and know-how during hair-removal treatments at Electrolysis of Wallingford. During electrolysis sessions, she uses a fine probe to release a burst of energy in hair follicles, destroying both the cells and the follicles' ability to grow new hairs. Electrolysis, which works on all skin and hair types, leaves treated areas across the body and face permanently hair-free and smooth.
It might be called Touch of Sun Tanning Salon, but after a visit or two here, guests will have little need for the sun's rays. Tanning services include three levels of beds, with options such as 20-minute beds with face lamps and 12 minute Bed and Stand-ups. Mystic spray tans serve as an alternative method for achieving bronze glows. Along with tanning, the salon pampers guests with nailcare services and massage therapy.