From Our Editors
Effective hair- and skincare requires two things: talented, well-trained beauty professionals and quality products. Elayne James Salon and Spa, named in Salon Today's list for 200 of the country’s fastest growing salons, thrives with a staff of Redken- and Wella-trained hairstylists who wield French-made herbal formulas from Privé as they cut, color, and style strands. They also lengthen short ‘dos with Italian SoCap hair extensions, block frizz with a keratin smoothing system, and scare strands straight with barks from a drill sergeant.
The salon’s aestheticians offer all natural skincare services such as lightweight to heavyweight peels, gel polish manicures, medical pedicures, and airbrush tanning. One of the most indulgent offerings is the Rejuvenating Pedi, full of products that sound good enough to eat. First feet are given a whole milk and chicory root Butter Brulee soak to soften skin, next is an exfoliating brown sugar, rice bran oil, and premium rum scrub, followed by a drizzling of an all natural marshmallow-scented blend of emollient Shea, cocoa, and mango butters. Accompanying the pedicure smorgasbord is a enzyme exfoliation treatment and mask.
Beyond hair and skin, Elayne James’s service menu includes relaxing Swedish and deep-tissue massages and waxing.