Southern Style Barbershop tames unruly manes with services that trim both scalp- and face-bound fur. During 30-minute cuts and shaves for men, barbers craft coiffures to top gentlemen-attached heads, conveying mature masculinity more effectively than World's Greatest Dad onesies. A razor shave clears throats of scraggly, nascent beards and a 10-minute neck and scalp massage melts pent up muscle tension and relaxes stressed heads. Women's cuts include a relaxing shampoo and finish with a blow-dry to ready 'dos for polished reentry into unpredictable extra-barbershop conditions.
Carrying a wide selection of knickknacks, The Psychedelic Shack is the perfect place to pick up a gift or show an acquaintance what a gift you give to them might look like. Purses free up hands previously filled with spare change, pens, and miniature chihuahuas ($9.95–$19.95), while incense brings olfactory excellence to otherwise unremarkable rooms ($1.99–$65). Wind chimes are ideal for those who suspect the wind may be about to break its restraining order again ($12.95–$22.95). Meanwhile, desolate homes can find renewed life with flowing tapestries ($19.95–$24.95), fairy figurines ($10.95), and boxes ($9.95–$24.95). And the store’s selection of Zippo lighters enables easy fire production when flamethrowers have been forgotten at home ($19.95–$35.95).
In 2004, husband and wife duo Monica and David Spencer had a vision for an upscale, yet casual salon and realized their dream in Monica's Nail Salon and Day Spa. Their clients can order services ala carte or opt for a package, to let staffers revitalize their entire bodies with a combination of stress-relieving facials, mani-pedis, and massages, which can soothe them in a way only treasured stuffed animals can. The salon also offers a variety of products from brands such as OPI, China Glaze, and CND.
From a tranquil space within Thrive Salon & Spa, Dionne of Revitalizing Hands relieves tension and pain with custom massage sessions heightened by upgrades such as therapeutic essential oils. She uses the long flowing strokes and kneading techniques of Swedish massage to encourage relaxation and increase circulatory flow, and chronic tension is dealt with through the focused pressure of deep-tissue techniques. Dionne also helps to balance out bodies by applying firm pressure to trigger points and encouraging every client to invest in a tightrope walker’s pole.
Within the walls of Downtown Styles, certified aesthetician Michele Dupree—the complexion expert behind Skin Care by Michele—targets signs of aging with the aid of cutting-edge technology. She can slough away dead, dulling cells with a diamond-file exfoliation or gradually reduce fine lines with a muscle-stimulating microcurrent facial. Dupree also specializes in diminishing acne with blue-light therapy and uses therapeutic red light to communicate with abandoned strings of holiday bulbs.
The aestheticians at Bliss Spa & Nails work studiously to exfoliate skin, cleanse pores, and reduce fine lines around lips and eyes. Besides offering facials, the team waxes away unwanted hair and provides massage therapy that incorporates trigger-point and deep-tissue techniques to relieve bodies of stress and pain.
Though their canvases are small, Bliss Spa & Nails' nail technicians create stunning designs. Their nail art runs the gamut from sparkly polishes and candy-striped patterns to nail-size reproductions of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling. The team’s nail mastery extends to more traditional procedures, including mani-pedis, acrylic nails, and chip-resistant Shellac polish.