A licensed cosmetologist with more than 20 years of experience, Felicia Weathers opened Majestic Cuts Salon and Spa in 2011. Wielding an arsenal of products from brand names such as Paul Mitchell, American Crew, and Pravana, Felicia and her squad of stylists rejuvenate hair with cuts, highlights, and blowouts. Keratin treatments straighten curly hair, and extensions elongate locks so they'll cover up an embarrassing dorsal fin. Along with salon services, Majestic Cuts' spa staffers enrich skin with exfoliation and facials and pamper nails with mani-pedis.
Opened since 1987, Sun Your Buns is ahead of the curve when it comes to tanning technology, its benefits, and its potential risks, and it’s devoted to bringing clients up to speed. So, when first-time tanners step into Sun Your Buns, they’re not just directed to a bed and left on their own. Instead, experienced staffers dispel tips for maximizing the benefits of a UV tan—while avoiding the risks—before recommending helpful products, such as lotions by Australian Gold or Designer Skin. Once prepped and ready to go, clients can recline in one of two Klafsun beds or stand in a SunDome booth, each tucked inside a private pink or blue room. For quick fixes, the staff’s certified airbrush technician creates custom, natural-looking tans in seconds with Norvell products.
As patrons dip their feet into a high jet whirlpool at the base of each leather spa chair, a set of rollers submerged in the chair glides along their backs for the ultimate relaxation. The nail technicians at 1st Spa & Nails aim to keep clients comfortable during all services, from mani-pedis to facial waxings. For added ease of mind, they use tools that are sanitized and baptized prior to each use and incorporate organic products into their spa pedicures.
As its name implies, High Maintenance Day Spa & Salon strives to meet the beauty demands of its most discriminating clientele with a comprehensive array of relaxing treatments. The spa’s stylists, nail technicians, tanners, and massage therapists continue to carry out the mission set forth by the Crims, who founded the spa in 2006 with the vision of a retreat from life’s hectic day-to-day routine. Indeed, the only stresses to be found amid the salon’s soft-hued tiffany-blue walls are those that arise when choosing which of the many services to indulge in. Couples massages make for romantic and relaxing experiences, waxing removes unwanted fuzz, and spray tans prepare bodies for playing hide-and-seek amid bronze garden sculptures. Before snipping their first locks or untying their first muscle knots, the staff establishes a relationship with each customer through friendly chitchat and an informal consultation.
Kim at Facial Effects works hard to keep her clients beautiful and satisfied. She refines complexions with classic european facials and fends off the signs of aging with chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Tending to more than just faces, she also employ LPG's high-tech lipomassage hand piece to administer Endermologie cellulite treatments and uses wax to smooth legs, backs, and dorsal fins.
"Massage is my passion," says Nick West, a licensed massage therapist who channeled his interest in physiology and his desire to help people into a worthwhile career. Prior to each session, which takes place in a warm, private room filled with soft music and the purr of a thousand kittens, he chats with clients to get a sense of their emotional, mental, and physical needs. This allows him to custom tailor their treatment, whether incorporating soothing Swedish strokes or targeted deep-tissue kneads to achieve the most effective results. Though happy to assuage general aches, Nick finds the greatest reward in helping those suffering from chronic-pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, and cancer.