A subtly appointed salon, Cloud 9 hums with natural light and potted Memphis plant life. Walls of celadon green and earthy-hued floors lend the interior a relaxing charm, ideal for drifting away as your hair is shaped and molded. Mix and match any of the fabulosity emporium's services to spend today's Groupon. The expert stylists at Cloud 9 can read your brain chemistry and wistful gaze to give you the haircut ($25+ for men, $35+ for women) that will flatter your face shape and fit effortlessly into your everyday life of horseback rides and cubicle combat. Give intellectually deprived hair follicles a deep conditioning ($10–$35), or liven up the head-scape with partial highlights ($75+). Cloud 9 also offers a variety of waxing services. Standing alone, eyebrow and lip waxes cost $15, while buying them wholesale comes to $28. Clear the bikini zone for bloomers season ($55+), or get your back as slippery and smooth as a dolphin fin ($40+).
With a full menu of haircare, hair-color, texture, and waxing services, True Salon will have your head fashionably remodeled and bolted back on in a snap. Defuzz with a full-face waxing ($50+) or add interest to alluring fuzz with an eyebrow ($15+) or eyelash tint ($25+). A haircut/style for women ($50+) with base color ($55+) and deep-conditioning treatment ($15+) often translates into a youthful strut and a plethora of compliments from friends, strangers, and the insides of hats.
The stylists at Pageboy Salon pamper clients in an eclectically furnished cottage with vintage furniture, a juke box, and an animal-skin rug. Blade handlers tame locks with a snip, clipping away unruly dead ends and shaping-up layers with military precision and threats of a crew cut if strands don't fall in line. After locks are pared down, technicians blow-dry and style fibers for a soft, shining finish.
More than 20 years ago, Christy Bobo got her start in the hair industry in a little salon. She worked there for a long time, observing the owner's successes and mistakes, formulating a plan on how she might someday run her own business. She got the chance, eventually purchasing the salon where she started and renaming it Salon Be.
To round out her list of services, Christy joins forces with friend and fellow veteran hairstylist Bjorna Brantley, who specializes in cuts and colors. "At Salon Be, all cuts are specialty cuts," Bjorna says. She always consults with clients before touching scissors or foil to make sure they agree on every little detail. When the client arrives for the service, she dives right in, ensuring a succinct visit that fits neatly into busy schedules or temporary lulls in car chases.
The licensed nail technicians at Karina's Nails primp fingers and toes with name-brand beauty products from OPI, Orly, and Essie. Inside the salon, posters and a flat-screen TV splash black and white walls with subtle color as nail technicians cradle hands on comfy black cushions. During pedicures, bodies melt into plush upholstered chairs, each furnished with a whirlpool tub and a miniature lifeguard to prevent hazardous toe splash fights.
Gould's Academy was voted the city's best day spa and best hair salon in 2013 by the Memphis Flyer, and Commercial Appeal. Aestheticians re-earn these commendations with ever facial and body treatment they perform, using proven products such as Murad.