Minx Salon started out as a simple spray-tanning spot, but soon blossomed to include eyelash-extension services as well. The staff here devotes their full attention to both to ensure clients receive golden tans before capturing flutter-worthy lashes. Aside from facilitating these services, the staff teaches classes on becoming a professional eyelash technician, including application techniques, aftercare products, and micro-braiding techniques for special occasions.
Sweet Blondes Salon sees itself as transforming people from the inside out. The team of stylists focuses on framing faces with styles that range from classic and smooth to choppy and modern. They can design a traditional bob, add a streak of red to strands, or clean up men’s necks for a tidy finish. The salon’s body services include hot-stone massages that soothe sore muscles and waxes that strip unwanted hair from chins, arms, legs, and bikini lines. The aestheticians can even whiten teeth with a light-activated treatment or apply tooth jewels to attract dragons looking for hidden treasure.
At Merle Norman, the pampering begins even before the treatments do. The moment clients walk in, they're charmed by the music and soothing fragrances that pervade the spa's lobby. That's the first chance clients get to consider their many spa treatment options, such as IPL facials and laser hair removal. Airbrush makeup is also available, as are makeup lessons that impart the secret techniques of makeup artists. Whole-body treatments, such as tanning, leave bodies with an all-over glow that's far more cost-effective than hiring a spotlight operator to follow you around all day.
Though they claim bridal beauty as a shop specialty, the crew at City Heart Salon & Spa believes every day should be treated like a special occasion when it comes to appearance. Striving to be a one-stop-shop for all manner of aesthetic needs, they offer an impressive selection of personalized services that span the spectrum from massage to laser hair removal. Hair appointments begin with a consultation by a stylist that has undergone no less than 3 months of training under creative director Stephen Adams, and end with recommendations of the best products and wind-resistant head tents for at-home maintenance. Aestheticians also support glowing skin with five types of hydrating facials as well as eye treatments and microdermabrasion, and therapists enhance the relaxing benefits of six styles of massage—including two for expectant mothers—with an Aveda compound blended from fragrant flower and plant essences.
Whether through peels, facials, or nail treatments, the staff at Iris Day Spa makes it their goal to instill beauty and confidence in their clients. Amino acid anti-oxidant peels and anti-aging facials help brighten the skin and reduce blemishes such as wrinkles and age spots. A wide assortment of manicures and pedicures—think shellac, gels, and paraffin treatments—ensure a classy set of digits. And as outer beauty is stoked by attentive treatments, so too is inner peace cultivated by expert hands; therapists offer relaxing and therapeutic massages to render stress as absent as a roll of coins at a magic convention.
The history of Top Touch Beauty Salon goes all the way back to 1987 in India, where the salon's founder watched her mother open her first beauty parlour. As the mother’s business grew, her daughter looked on, learning traditional beauty techniques through hands-on training. Today, the owner of Top Touch brings this tradition to Surrey, leading a team that performs haircuts, facials, waxing, and beauty services. Top Touch also specializes in full bridal packages and mehndi—or henna—artwork.