The stylists at Salon Salon stay abreast of fashion’s latest trends so that they can craft both classic and cutting-edge hairstyles for men, women, and children. This ongoing education helps the fashion artisans perform an extensive list of services, including feather and tinsel extensions, updos, and Keratin Complex treatments, which can smooth hair until it's slim enough to fit into its old high-school sun hat.
Aptly named, RN Medispa and Salon, is owned by registered nurses Regina Nunnally and Tawnya Bowie, who welcome guests into the earth-toned, sconce-lit space for haircuts, coloring treatments, and exfoliating skin services. During salon appointments, rich wooden furniture punctuates the bright, open space, where a flat-screen television caters to both male and female clientele by showing a mixture of sports, soaps, and afternoon talk shows that point out the dangers of using gender stereotypes. And during spa services, plush massage tables anchor candlelit treatment rooms, where staff members soothe aches and pains with a variety of traditional techniques.
At Beso, it’s a common occurrence to have a high-tech laser float over skin with the aim of removing unwanted hair. Inside the fun, relaxing spa, laser-hair-removal experts miss nary a spot, zapping everything from hairlines to hands and toes. Stylists also tend to hair on clients’ heads with chic haircuts and color changes. Faces also find pampering during custom facials, diamond-tipped microdermabrasion treatments, and tender cheek pinches.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. Wielding infrared heat and nutrient-shrouding steam, the moisturizing Hydro-Derma Fusion machine can help slake parched pores, increase collagen production, and replenish water reserves stored in vestigial dromedary humps. Erase evidence of eye-roosting crows and firm facial terrain with a luminous facial, which joins forces with topical skincare salves and dietary supplements to help stimulate cellular renewal and remove the velvet rope separating inner and outer beauty. The aqua-massage bed relieves muscle tension with a combination of warmth and water pressure. Like gullible brain surgeons, the skin’s natural defense systems are tricked into healing themselves with red-light-therapy treatments, which can help generate new collagen, reduce fine lines, and clear blocked pores.
Three Graces Spa offers a trio of spa services that center around wellness and beauty: body bronzing, waxing, and massage therapy. A few steps away in the spa’s private treatment rooms, licensed massage therapist Tara Schaeffer unties double knots in the muscles with deep-tissue, Swedish, and aromatherapy massages. She has more than six years of experience as a massage therapist and is a certified Level 2 reiki practitioner as well.
The staff at Helios Body Bronzing imbues clients’ skin with a gilded glow that looks as natural as one built during a summer spent on the beach. Armed with an airbrush and South Seas–brand bronzing formula, a technician customizes each tan based on the individual’s aesthetic preferences and skin tone. A quick, UV-free alternative to outdoor tanning, tanning beds, and coloring oneself with Sharpies every day, spray tanning is perfect before weddings, special events, and interviews.
Orchidée Salon & Spa’s staff believes that the power of pampering can bring out the inner beauty in anyone. This full-service beauty center tends to hair, skin, and nails with a variety of treatments in addition to relaxing services such as massages and detoxifying wraps. You can sit down for a customized haircut in a classic or contemporary style from four different stylists, or get your digits done up with Edith or Anna. Edith offers a luxurious Death by Chocolate pedicure, which includes chocolate treats, a mimosa, and a hot chocolate foot scrub.