Mellisa Rollins, owner of MelliSPA, offers private beauty treatments by appointment only. This rule allows her and her staff to focus their completely on each client during each custom organic facial, full-body waxing, or massage. Committed to using natural and organic products when possible, Mellisa employs aroma and herbal therapies that draw on ancient herbal wisdom. For example, her hair-removal services eschew artificial waxes for all-organic ingredients such as amber honey, which is the same substance that bees use to remove fuzz from their abdomens.
It would be impossible not to feel pampered at Jan's Skin & Hair Studio. First, guests take a seat in front of a mirror perched on a robin's-egg blue wall, surrounded by brightly colored bouquets and star-shaped lamps. From there, stylists go to work, cutting, styling, and conditioning strands for beautiful new looks. Stylists also add hues and highlights using ammonia-free color. Alternatively, guests indulge in skincare services, such as facials and paraffin-wax treatments. Inside the salon's private room, the staff gets rid of unwanted face and body hair with waxing sessions, which use natural products.
Though their menu of services is succinct, the practitioners at Simply You can address a multitude of cosmetic concerns. Stylists refresh overgrown tresses with haircuts and coloring services, and nail technicians groom digits with regular and spa mani-pedis. In the spa, aestheticians use Bioelements products to create facials customized for each client’s skin type and likelihood of getting pied in the face. Other specialized treatments confront acne, skin sensitivity, and signs of age.
At Carriage House Salon & Spa, stylists beautify clients’ hair with haircuts and highlights and massage therapists ease aches with soothing heated stones. Aestheticians perform lavish spa manicures, moisturizing cuticles and finishing nails with OPI lacquers.
At Simply You, a recently renovated salon outfitted with lanterns, cushy leather chairs, and colorful greenery, Chelsey helps people update their look with professional cut and color services. She can consult with each client on a variety of styles, whether they're looking to just trim excess length or carve out a whole new shape. She can also even out hair's hue with single-process color or add dimension to strands by weaving in highlights or outfitting all your friends and neighbors with 3D glasses.
Just because the stylists at D.C. take hair very seriously doesn't mean they have to take themselves seriously. On the salon's front door is a black-and-white photo of Christopher Walken, below which reads "We Accept Walkens." Good-natured riffs such as these help clients feel at home as they seek out a haircut to fit their unique, and often quirky, personalities. D.C. CreationZ is also a proud Matrix concept salon, specializing in color techniques trending here and overseas.