“C’est la vie” is a French phrase typically used to describe an unfortunate, yet inevitable outcome. The stylists at C'est La Vie Salon flip that phrase on its head, cutting and coloring hair to ensure that their clients never accept lackluster style as just another part of life. In addition to conditioning hair with MoroccanOil treatments and products from Kaaral, Abba, and Silis, the salon’s staff coats nails with chip-resistant CND Shellac polish and brightens skin with 90-minute Eve Taylor facials.
Aveda, Paul Mitchell, and Dermalogica bottles line the walls of Hair Central. They're pulled down by licensed barbers and cosmetologists who work with guests to create hairstyles that suit facial features. In addition to hair services, the staff also performs custom facials, as well as nail services with OPI polishes.
At Francesca's Nail Spa, guests are treated to warm conversation and complimentary glasses of wine within a welcoming, home-like space. Francesca also boasts more than 25 years of nailcare experience, so she can supplement these friendly overtures with expert manicures and pedicures. Using professional polishes from such brands as China Glaze and CND Shellac, she can paint on intricate nail designs, outfit fingernails with French tips, and pamper feet with scrubs and bright colors. Acrylic overlays and nail services for men and children round out Francesca's menu of services.
At MJ's & Company, seven beauty specialists serve up hair services and relaxing massages. Stylists and aestheticians dabbles in cuts and color as well as facials and waxing. Massage therapist Cherie, on the other hand, specializes in multiple massage modalities, including trigger point, Swedish, and deep tissue. Each specialist works independently, and clients can book their appointments online.
In the comfort of serene, private rooms, massage therapist Tracie Nichols treats clients with a medley of kneading styles to address their individual ailments. During her more then seven years of experience, Tracie has specialized her skills around massage styles that assist in pain management, such as deep-tissue, trigger-point-therapy, and fibromyalgia massage. As a frequent student in the field as well as a practitioner, Tracie has added an array of other muscle-soothing styles to her repertoire, including hot-stone massage, cold-stone therapy for migraine sufferers, and cupping methods believed to infuse the skin with a more youthful, saucer-esque appearance.
Clients may choose to add aromatherapy elements into their sessions, infusing the regular oil with calming scents, or culminate their service by dipping hands and feet into softening paraffin wax.
With flowers and other landscaped greenery surrounding it, the exterior of Elle & Company looks like a happy home, and in many ways, that's exactly what it is. A remodeled former house, this co-op provides a workspace for independent stylists and nail technicians, including nail specialist Melissa Kiger. In addition to being a registered nurse, Melissa has more than a decade of experience working with nails and keeping them strong. That background shines through during all of her services, like Shellac and regular manicures, spa pedicures, and Paraffin treatments. She also offers express options that get nails looking good in record time.