Mia Bella's experienced staff shellacs and soothes tootsies with tender spa services and high-quality products. Weary feet follow a warm trail of pacifying pebbles to the sanctuary of the one-hour hot-stone pedicure. A nail technician's nimble mitts use gently heated smooth stones to massage soles, rub heels, knead calves, and help shy feet train to traipse down pebbly beaches with ease. Once people-paws have been thoroughly unwound, a technician paints an OPI polish onto bottom-dwelling digits, providing color or shine that twinkles with every delighted wriggle of the toes.
ZEN micro spa and salon’s highly trained staff apprehends rogue follicles during meticulous body-waxing services. Aestheticians prune overgrown hip hedges during a Brazilian bikini wax, and a full-leg wax finds stems completely de-fuzzed, making it easier to slide into skintight woolly-bear costumes. Waxing provides a longer-lasting hairlessness than shaving, and when the hair does come back after a few weeks, it's meek, soft, and easily scared back into the follicle with banging pans or the threat of another round of wax.
At a young age, budding hairstylist Sylvain Melloul joined the L’Oréal Professionnel artistic team—which took him from the salons of Paris to those of Washington D.C. As his English vocabulary grew, so did his fan base, which led him to open his own salon in 1974. But things didn’t run as smoothly as expected. Sylvain’s staff lacked the background knowledge to perform up to his standards, a lapse he felt compelled to fix. He did so by opening a school where scores of stylists could learn the fundamentals of a professional cut. The school remains in session today, with students wielding L’Oréal products as they learn to snip, color, and highlight tresses.
Ageless Organic Salon and Spa's certified aestheticians and licensed massage therapists evict stress and gussy up skinscapes with spa services performed with natural, vegan, and organic products. The hot-stone massage infuses tense backs with calming heat, baking away stress by way of heated rocks picked for their smoothness and culinary skills. A reflexology treatment accompanies this hot-stone treatment, targeting specific trigger points in the soles of the feet to promote blood flow, increase circulation, and help the body to naturally detoxify. Or opt to restore your body to a nubile state of relaxed joyousness unlike any since you got your braces removed with a traditional back massage that precedes a luxurious 24-karat-gold facial. The gold mixture works to aid in slowing down collage depletion and the breakdown of elastin, leaving façades smoother than a newborn Casanova.
The stylists at Jagged Edge Hair Designs have a flair for chic, trendy dos and always welcome experimentation. They design playful pixie cuts and edgy side shaves, spool hair skyward into lavish formal updos, and coat locks in vibrant shades of silver or crimson. The stylists are dedicated to keeping locks luscious and moisturized as well as stylish, so they sprinkle heads with Paul Mitchell products during each of their signature services.
A black-and-white photograph of style icon Audrey Hepburn gazes beatifically out at Stand Out Salon's lounge, looking silently approving as clients leave the salon with their fresh, fashionable 'dos. Clients take a seat in plush, leather chairs as their stylists, armed with Bumble and bumble products, showcase extensive knowledge of haircutting, coloring, and whispering. In addition to hair services, the salon can perk up complexions with a Norvell airbrush tan, which creates a faux glow that last for five to seven days, and unwanted hair sprouting from the face can be quickly and quietly banished with hygienic waxing services. As freshly primped guest leave they can stop and peek at the salon's retail area, packed with shelves bearing Rusk and Tigi BedHead and Curlesque haircare, as well as highly pigmented makeup from Rain Cosmetics.
Blueridge Beauty's aesthetician Stephanie Litten calls on 15 years of experience when performing spa services and holistic therapies that aim to enhance appearances and soothe away stress. An array of massage modalities ease aching muscles, and South African Bio Sculpture gel enlivens fingers with chip-resistant coats of bright color, allowing nails to grow stronger than a diamond-eating bodybuilder. Waxing treatments banish unwanted fuzz and heated paraffin wax cleanses façades during facials and pampers feet during pedicures.